The TO-320E-FA-CT-5000-ET Automatic Concrete Compression Testing Machine has been designed to meet the need for a simple, economic and reliable method of testing the compressive strength of concrete.
The design emphasizes simplicity both of construction and operation and makes the machine easy to use and maintain.
The unit is compact, making it useful for site applications. The FA machines are provided with a pace rate indicator to indicate pace rate on a bar graph. With a little experience, the pace rate can be controlled manually while the test is in progress.
The loading frame has a fully welded construction with a top crosshead, base and solid side walls. The precision ground hydraulic piston is fixed to the base and the machine’s platens are hardened, ground and polished.
The upper platen comes with a self-aligning action and suitably sized spacers are also provided as standard to accommodate a variety of different sizes of specimen – the specification table on the next page shows which platen set comes with the machine.
The two-speed pump allows the fast approach of the platens for daylight closure and also allows precise control over the load application using a control lever and valve. A pace rate bar on the display gives operator feedback on the loading rate.