The Model TO-309E-FA-ET Automatic Compression Tester has a maximum testing capacity of 250kN. It is a dual range testing machine with the availability of a 25kN low capacity load frame as standard that extends the test capability of the machine for low strength compression or flexural testing.
The FA Series features highly robust frames for exceptional stability when testing cylinders or cubes and are made up of three core pieces: the heavy duty load frame, hydraulic pump, and control and display systems.
The large lower bearing block includes a bellows to prevent leaks caused by dust and debris getting into the loading piston. The other advantage of the large bearing block is that it allows for a 10in horizontal entrance opening and plenty of ready access for loading and removing specimens. Additionally, an optional chute enables quick removal of completed specimens and rapid cleaning of the test area.
This series also includes a rapid change platen system to quickly and easily change accessories, switching between cube and beam specimen testing.
The digital display has a straightforward design using a touchscreen LCD display to let operators select the test parameters simply and efficiently. A pace bar graph on the display allows operators to finely tune the loading during the test and, as a further convenience, the display stores up to 200 tests.