Cement
INTRODUCTION
Inorganic binders have had a role in the construction industry since pre-classical times and, after
successive transformations, are today briefly classified as cements, limes and plasters. These binders, as
well as being used singularly are often mixed in order
to produce an end product, which meets the technical characteristics of the user. Certainly, as far back
as the second century the Romans mixed lime with
pozzolan to enhance its hydraulic properties and
then mixed this with aggregates in order to obtain
“bitunium”, the forefather of today’s concrete. In
the 18th century lime was fired with clay in order to
obtain the first hydraulic limes, which were further
developed in the following century into a cement
industry in which plaster played an important role.
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Testing equipment for the construction industry
Today, the various types of binders are well
known, particularly cements, and they are becoming
evermore sophisticated with pre-mixed cements
designed to satisfy specific structural requirements.
For several decades, national standards have governed over the production of these binders and have
led, in each single producing country, to a high level
of diversification. The current EN Standards have
drawn on the know-how of the various national
bodies in order to arrive at a unified Standard.
We propose a vast range of machines that
satisfy, practically all requirements.
Cement
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Physical and chemical properties of cement
Cement samplers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specific gravity (Relative density) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hydraulic shrinkage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Soundness of cement and hydrated lime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carbon dioxide content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Expansion of Portland cement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air content of mortar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pat test for soundness of hydrated lime
and gypsum plasters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fineness of cement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulk density and water retention of cement . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cement water retention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heat of hydration of cement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loss on ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting time and consistency of cement
Setting time and consistency of cement – Vicat method . .
Automatic Vicat apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard Vicat apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting time of cement. Gillmore method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flow of mortars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Workable life of mortors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Building lime, grout and mud testing
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Determination of cement strength
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Consistency, air content and water retention . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Flow, Reactivity, Bulk density of building lime . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Bulk density of lime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Yield of lime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Flow properties of grouts, muds and other fluid materials . 314
Fly ash determ., consistency and swelling ratio . . . . . . . . . . 315
Sand content of drilling muds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Water permeability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Determination of fineness by wet sieving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Carbon dioxide determ., Filtration behaviour, soundness . . 316
Filtration behaviour of drilling fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Mortar mixers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jolting apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparation of 40x40x160 mm cement prisms. . . . . . . . . . .
Preparation of 50 and 70.7 mm mortar cubes . . . . . . . . . . .
Curing of specimens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General purpose water curing bath with cooler unit . . . . . .
Compression and flexural testers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic testing systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CEMENT
Physical and chemical properties of cement. . . . . . . . . Cement samplers / Specific gravity (Relative density) / Hydraulic shrinkage
 Cement samplers
 Specific gravity (Relative density)
M 62-L0001
Packaged cement tube sampler
M 62-L0003
Le Chatelier flask
q STANDARD
q STANDARD
EN 196-7,
ASTM C183, AASHTO T127
EN 196-6,
ASTM C188, AASHTO T133
General description and specifications
General description and specifications
Used to sample cement from packages.
Made of brass, it has an outside diameter
of 32 mm x 700 mm long.
Used to determine the specific gravity of
hydraulic cement and lime. Glass flask 250
ml capacity, with graduated neck from 0
to 1 ml and from 18 to 24 ml in 0.1 ml
graduation with accuracy of 0.05 ml.
A Weight approx.: 2 kg
A Weight approx.: 500 g
M 62-L0002
Bulk cement sampler
Accessories
q STANDARD
s62-D1635 Chattaway spatula
EN 196-7,
ASTM C183, AASHTO T127
General description and specifications
 Hydraulic shrinkage
of cement mortar
M 62-L0009
Shrinkage mould for 40x40x160
mm mortar prisms conforming to
ASTM C348
M 62-L0009/F
Shrinkage mould for 40x40x160
mm mortar prisms conforming to
EN 12617-4
q STANDARD
ASTM C348, EN
12617-4,
General description and specifications
For the determination of linear shrinkage
of cement mortar when used in conjunction with 62-L0035 Length Comparator. A
three gang mould supplied complete with
6 shrinkage plugs.
A Weight approx.: 12 kg
Used to sample cement in bulk storage
or bulk shipments. It consists of 2 brass
concentric tubes with slots. The inner tube
rotates to close the slots and take the
sample. The capacity of the internal tube is
approx. 3 litres.
A Weight approx.: 5 kg
62-L0009/F
Spare parts
s62-L0009/1 Spare shrinkage plugs
62-L0001
62-L0003
for 62-L0009. Pack of 12
s62-L0009/1F Spare shrinkage plugs
for 62-L0009/F. Pack of 12
62-L0002
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62-D1635
Testing equipment for the construction industry
62-L0009/1
62-L0009/1F
CEMENT
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Soundness of cement and hydrated lime/ Carbon dioxide content
Use of the
extensibility of
mould apparatus
62-L0025/4
 Soundness of cement
and hydrated lime
q STANDARD
EN 196-3, EN ISO 9597
The soundness of cements and limes is
determined using the expansion test with
Le Chatelier moulds according to the relevant standard. The mould consists of a
spring tensioned split cylinder 30 mm
internal diameter x 30 mm high with two
indicator stems which measure 165 mm
from the points to the centre line of the
cylinder and O ring. Two or three moulds
are required for each test. We propose the
single mould (code 62-L0025), a package of
6 units (code 62-L0025/C) and a complete
kit including 3 moulds, glass plates and
accessories for the verification of extensibility (code 62-L0025/B).
M 62-L0025/B
Le Chatelier soundness kit
General description and specifications
Strictly conforming to EN. Individually checked, supplied complete with certificate of
conformity. Each mould is identified by a
serial number.
Consisting of:
- No. 3 62-L0025 Le Chatelier moulds
- No. 6 62-L0025/2 Glass plates, 50 mm
sq.
- No. 3 62-L0025/3 100 g weights
- No. 1 62-L0025/4 Extensibility of mould
apparatus
- No. 1 62-L0025/5 Tamping rod 17 mm
dia. x 70 g weight
- No. 1 62-L0025/6 Rule.
All contained in a plastic carrying case as
shown in the picture. Very useful to avoid
dispersions of each item in the laboratory.
A Weight approx.: 30 g
B Dimensions: 230x210x45 mm
M 62-L0025
Le Chatelier mould
Accessories
s62-L0025/2 Glass plate, 50 mm sq.
(two required)
s62-L0025/3 100 g weight
s62-L0025/4 Extensibility of mould
apparatus
s62-L0025/5 Tamping rod 17 mm
dia. x 70 g weight
 Carbon Dioxide content in cement
q STANDARD
EN 196-2
M 62-L0004
Apparatus for determination of Carbon Dioxide content in cement. EN
196-2 (Reference Method).
General description
The testing equipment consists of: Y-piece
with Mohr clip; CO2 absorption tower for
gas or air stream; dropping funnel; distillation flask with electric mantel heater and
three-armed still head; condenser; wash
bottle for concentrated sulphuric acid; two
absorption U-tubes for Hydrogen Sulphide
and water respectively; three absorption
tubes for water and carbon dioxide. Two of
them are to be weighted, the third one is
for protection. Chemicals not included.
A Gross weight: 8 kg approx.
62-L0025
Same as 62-L0025.
62-L0025/F
220 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
A Weight approx.: 1 kg
M 62-L0025/C
Le Chatelier mould. Pack of 6 units
Internal dimensions (lxwxd):
300x150x230 mm
B External dimensions:
440x215x290 mm
A Weight approx.: 10.5 kg
62-L0025/B
M 62-L0025/F
Le Chatelier water bath.
220-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
General description and specifications
For use with Le Chatelier moulds for the
determination of the soundness of cement
paste. Stainless steel internal chamber housed in a stainless steel insulated exterior
case. Power 1500 W capable of reaching
the boiling point in 30 minutes. Complete
with rack for twelve 62-L0025 moulds and
cover.
62-L0004
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CEMENT
Physical and chemical properties of cement. . . . . . . . . Expansion of Portland cement / Air content of mortar
 Expansion of Portland cement
M 62-L0035
Length comparator
M 62-L0032/A
High pressure cement autoclave.
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 62-L0035/A
Length comparator. Digital version
M 62-L0032/AZ
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
q STANDARD
q STANDARD
ASTM C151, C490 - UNE 7207
General description and specifications
The system is specially designed for conducting expansion tests on cements. The
autoclave consists of a high-pressure
steam vessel with internal dimensions 154
mm dia. x 430 mm high to accept a rack
for holding 10 specimens. It is complete
with pressure gauge, pressure regulator,
temperature regulator, control switches,
safety valve, and specimen rack.
Certified conforming to ISPELS procedure.
EN 1367-4, EN 12617-4
ASTM C151, C490
General description and specifications
This apparatus is used to determine the
changes in length of cement prisms in the
accelerated soundness test. It is also used
to measure length changes of 40x40x160
mm, and other sizes of cement and concrete specimens. The instrument consists of an
analogic or digital length gauge which is
mounted on a steel frame. The top anvil is
adjustable to suit the required specimen.
62-L0035/A with reference rod
B Overall dimensions:
180x180x490 mm
A Weight approx.: 10.5 kg
62-L0035 Detail of the analogic version
 Air content of mortar
Heater: 2600 W
B Overall dimensions:
450x475x1080 mm
A Weight approx.: 55 kg
q STANDARD
ASTM C185-85, AASHTO T137
Accessories
Accessories
s62-L0034/3
s62-L0033/B Two gang prism mould
s62-L0034/4
(1)
Reference rod, 205 mm. BS 1881, 6073
to produce cement prisms of 25 mm
sq. cross-section with 250 mm gauge
length. Weight approx.: 9 kg
s62-L0033/B1 Spare contact points
for 62-L0033/A. Pack of 100
(2)
Reference rod, 230 mm. BS 6073
s62-L0034/6
(2)
Reference rod, 305 mm. BS 6073
s62-L0034/7
(1)
Reference rod, 160 mm. EN 12617-4
and NF P15-433
s62-L0034/8
(2)
Reference rod, 280 mm. UNI 8148
s62-L0034/9
Reference rod, 190
mm. ASTM C348, UNI 6687
(2)
s62-L0034/1
Reference rod, 300
mm. ASTM C490, BS 1881
(2)
62-L0033/B
(2)
s62-L0034/10 Reference rod. 176
mm. To EN 1770 (for plugs 65-L0010/5)
M 62-L0048
Steel measure 400 ml cap.
General description and specifications
Used as a density method for the determination of the air content of freshly mixed
mortars. Made of steel, 88.1 mm height x
76.2 mm internal diameter, it is calibrated
to contain 400 ± 1 ml of water at 23°C.
A Weight approx.: 800 g
Accessories
s62-D1635
Chattaway spatula. Made of pure nickel
120 mm long. Net weight 100 g
s65-L0034/11
(2)
Reference rod, 290
mm for 62-L0009 mould.
s65-L0010/5 Plugs for thermal
expansion measurement. Type 2, B
shape to EN 1770. Pack of 12 pcs.
with hemispherical concave ends
and two steel spheres.
(2)
with convex hemispherical end.
(1)
62-L0032/A
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62-L0048
62-D1635
CEMENT
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Pat test / Fineness of cement
Bulk density of cement / Cement water retention
 Pat test for soundness of
 Bulk density of cement
 Cement water retention
q STANDARD
q STANDARD
M 62-L0060
Apparatus for the measurement of
bulk density of cement
hydrated lime and gypsum
plasters
EN 459
– BS 890, 1191
M 62-L0037
Brass ring mould
General description and specifications
62-L0037
General description and specifications
Used for the determination of the soundness of hydrated lime and gypsum plasters.
The mould is 100 mm dia. x 5 mm deep
with an internal taper of 5°. It is supplied
complete with glass plate. Three are required for each test.
Used to determine the bulk density of
cement as specified by the “Commission
des méthodes d’essai des matériaux de
construction”. It consists of a sieve funnel,
an unit weight measure 1 litre capacity, a
tripod, and straightedge.
ASTM C91, C110
M 62-L0061/A
Water retention apparatus
General description and specifications
Used for determining the water retention
value of cement and lime. Comprising
water aspirator, three-way stopcock, metal
perforated dish, funnel, mercury manometer, mercury valve and stand.
B Overall dimensions: 350x350x520 mm
A Weight approx.: 3 kg
B Dimensions: 400x300x600 mm approx.
A Weight approx.: 8 kg
 Fineness of cement
q STANDARD
EN 196-6
M 62-L0041/A
Blaine fineness
(Air permeability) apparatus
General description and specifications
Used to determine the particle size of
Portland cement, limes and similar powders
expressed in terms of their specific surface.
It consists of a stainless steel cell, perforated disc and plunger. An U-tube glass
manometer is fitted to the steel stand. The
set is complete with rubber aspirator and
filter paper.
62-L0060
B Overall dimensions:
220x170x470 mm approx.
A Weight approx.: 8 kg
Accessories
s62-L0041/2
Manometer liquid. 250 ml bottle
62-L0061/A
s62-L0041/6 EN 196-6-NIST, reference cement. Pack of 10 g
Spare parts
s62-L0041/A1
Spare U-tube glass manometer
s62-L0041/32
Filter paper. Box of 100 circles
62-L0041/A
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CEMENT
Physical and chemical properties of cement. . . . . . . . . Heat of hydration of cement / Loss on ignition
 Heat of hydration calorimeter
q STANDARD
EN 196-8
B Overall dimensions:
300x200x650 mm approx.
A Weight approx.: 13 kg
– ASTM C186
s62-L0071/3 Filler funnel
 Loss on ignition
M 62-L0071/A
Heat of hydration calorimeter.
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 10-D1418/A
Muffle furnace 1200°C max. temperature. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 62-L0071/AZ
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
q STANDARD
EN 196-2
62-L0071/A
Max. temperature: 1200°C
Power: 4200 W
Inside dimensions:
210x280x145 mm (lxwxh)
B Outside dimensions:
510x650x650 mm
A Weight approx.: 70 kg
General description and specifications
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General description and specifications
Used for determining the loss on ignition
of cement and building lime.
M 62-L0071/ADZ
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1
ph.
The standard 62-L0071/A apparatus consists of a Dewar flask, which is housed in
an insulated box, a constant speed electric
stirrer, a filler funnel, and a Beckman type
thermometer with reader.
The digital version 62-L0071/AD, in place
of the Beckman thermometer, mount a
high resolution battery operated electronic
thermometer having the following features:
Resolution 0.001°C
System accuracy up to 0.05°C
Instrument memory for up to 10,000
readings
Displays, saves and prints Delta T, min.,
max. and mean values
Audible alarm if limit values are exceeded
Protection class IP65
Instrument memory for 10,000 readings
Accuracy over the entire measurement
range thanks to system adjustment
PT100 probe measuring range –40 +300°C.
Resolution 0.001°C complete with test
certificate.
Supplied complete with MS EXCEL template for data processing.
s62-L0071/1 Dewar flask
s62-L0071/2
Beckman thermometer
Used to determine the heat of hydration of
low heat Portland and hydraulic cement.
Two versions available: Standard model
62-L0071/A fitted with Beckman type thermometer and Digital model 62-L0071/
AD fitted with high resolution electronic
thermometer with PT100 probe.
M 62-L0071/AD
Heat of hydration calorimeter with
digital thermometer. 230 V, 50 Hz,
1 ph.
Spare parts
62-L0071/AD
Accessories
s86-D0805 Paraffin wax 1 kg, mel-
ting point approx. 60°C. Used to coat
all glass surfaces in contact with hydrofluoric acid
s62-L0072 Special set of glassware
for water content determination including silica combustion tube with silver
wool, absorption tubes for silica gel and
magnesium perchlorate, bubbler for
sulphuric acid
Testing equipment for the construction industry
10-D1418/A
CEMENT
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Heat of hydration of cement / Potential alkali reactivity of cement-aggregates combination
 Heat of hydration of cement
- Automatically maintains the water
temperature.
- Complete with recirculating unit
- Incorporating refrigeration compressor
and electronic thermoregulator
with digital display
M 65-D1409/A
Digital circulating water bath with
cooler unit. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 65-D1409/AZ
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
q STANDARD
EN 196-1, 196-8
General description and specifications
Used for controlling relatively low water
temperatures in areas where the ambient
temperature is quite high. In this case is
used for storing the hydrated samples at a
temperature of 20 ± 0.2°C. Internal surfaces of polished stainless steel and housed
in a sheet steel insulated outer case. The
cooler unit is located under the water bath.
Supplied complete with stainless cover.
Capacity: 40 litres
Power: 2000 W
Temperature range: +5 to +60°C
Accuracy: ± 1%.
Inside dimensions: 550x360x200 mm
B Outside dimensions:
830x480x950 mm
A Weight approx.: 62 kg
65-D1409/A
 POTENTIAL ALKALI REACTIVITY OF CEMENT-AGGREGATE COMBInATIONS
M 62-L0073
Mortar bar container
q STANDARDS
ASTM C 227
General description and specifications
Used for deermining the potential alkali
reactivity of cement aggregate combinations (mortar bar method). Acrilic cylinder
container and internal stainless steel rack.
Six specimens capacity.
B Dimensions: 170 mm dia. x 450 mm high.
A Weight approx.: Net 3 kg
62-L0073
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CEMENT
Setting time and consistency of cement. . . . . . . . . . . . Setting time and consistency. Vicat method
 VICAMATIC: Automatic recording
Vicat apparatus 63-L0027/E-F
q STANDARD
ASTM C191,
AASHTO T131, NF P15-414-431, DIN 11961198.
EN 196-3, EN 480-2,
Introduction
The setting time determination of cement
and mortars is one of the most important
parameters for the quality inspection and
verification.
Furthermore the production and use of
new mortars, admixtures and similar materials with the research activity has highlighted the need of sophisticated test apparatus capable of performing a variety of
independent test cycles and procedures on
numerous specimens.
Our new VICAMATIC apparatus fully satisfies these requirements and is capable of
performing tests with start delay, adjustable dropping rate auto-mode and free or
driven drop. The driven drop option allows
the adjustment of th drop or lifting time
within 10 and 50 seconds. The VICAMATIC
can also be equipped by the needle cleaning device with water container for
testing in water as prescribed by EN.
The installed firmware allows the PC connection via the RS 232 port and the expansion to a Multiple Testing System with up
to 16 apparatus via the RS 485 port.
The high versatility and flexibility of the
VICAMATIC is summarised below.
Use of a single apparatus
Use of a multiple system
Main advantages:
•Production of a test graph report on paper
•Display of test data in real time. See
description of this unique feature in the
firmware paragraph
•Possibility of connection to a simple
serial printer (See accessories)
•Possibility of connection to PC via RS 232
port
Main advantages (in addition to the
above):
• Test system expandable any time to up to
16 units for PC connection
•The single units to be connected to the
PC network can be located in different
places and not necessarily all together
(See the Software paragraph)
• Powering down one unit does not prevent
the use of all other units in the network
• The units can be independently
programmed
All the above features represent the most
advanced economical solution for general
laboratory use.
Multiple Vicat testing systems (expandable up to 16 units) connected to PC
- Automatic test cycle
- Double recording: analogic on paper
and digital by electronic sensor
- Storing of test results, settings and data
- Large graphic display to follow the
test in real time
- RS 232 output for connection to PC
and printer (see page 308)
- High flexibility in programming the
test cycles as test start delay, dropping
rate auto-mode, free or driven drop
- RS 485 network facility for connection to PC of up to 16 independent
VICAMATIC for data acquisition and
processing (see page 308)
- Fully conforming to EN, ASTM,
AASHTO, BS and similar
- High versatility and vast applications: from the standard use in local
laboratories to the multiple use in
research and central laboratories
- Also suitable for tests on Gypsum
conforming to EN 13279-2
Example of printed report and test graph
obtained with the paper recorder and serial
printer (optional 63-L0027/E13)
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VICAMATIC: Automatic recording Vicat apparatus (continued)
General description
The apparatus consists essentially of a mechanism of four different stepper motors, which
control the sliding weight with needle, the
rotation and displacement of the table and
the chart drum. The displacement of the sliding weight with needle is recorded by a pen
in the chart drum and also read by an encoder
for the data acquisition.
The automation of the system is obtained
by an electronic control chard with microprocessor. The front control panel includes
the membrane keyboard with large graphic
display.
Firmware specifications
The test parameters to be set are the following:
- Reference standards: EN, ASTM, General
purpose, single drop
-Frequency of penetrations (to be selected
between frequency input by user or calculated semiautomatically)
-Free fall mode or driven fall mode
-Adjustable test start delay
-Penetration measurement by encoder
-Test data: test number, operator, client,
date, hour, cement type, water percentage, humidity, delay, mode (automatic
or manual)
-Permanent memory for data storage
-Clock calendar
-5 languages: English, Spanish, French,
German, Italian
Sample displays
Multiple configuration: Test software
Technical specifications
The multiple option (from 2 to 16 units)
has been carried out for PC connection
with the testing software (See accessories)
giving the following performances:
-Real time display of the setting curve of
all connected units
-Zoom and curve displacement option
and measurement of intervals between
two selected points by graphic cursors
-Each curve window can be changed to
the display of test data
-Memory storage of all test data and diagrams by exportable database
-Generation of test files
-Printing of test certificate including logo
and client letterhead, setting curve and
test data
128x64 pixel display unit
Voltage: 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
or 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
B Dimensions (lxwxh):
180x300x440 mm
A Weight approx.: 10 kg
VICASOFT: Setting diagram
on the PC screen
VICASOFT: Test data saved in memory
VICASOFT: Preview of a 2 pages
setting test certificate
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CEMENT
Setting time and consistency of cement. . . . . . . . . . . . VICAMATIC: Automatic recording Vicat apparatus (continued)
Standard outfit
The VICAMATIC apparatus is supplied complete with the needle (1.13 or 1 mm diameter depending on the version), mould
(EN or ASTM depending on the version),
glass plate, 5 pens and 1 pen holder, 100
printed charts.
Ordering informations
M 63-L0027/E - VICAMATIC automatic electronic apparatus EN version
for setting time measurement.
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 63-L0027/F - VICAMATIC automatic electronic apparatus ASTM/
AASHTO version for setting time
measurement. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 63-L0027/EZ - VICAMATIC automatic electronic apparatus EN version
for setting time measurement.
110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 63-L0027/FZ - VICAMATIC
automatic electronic apparatus
ASTM/AASHTO version for setting
time measurement.
110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
VICAMATIC connected to serial printer
63-L0027/E13
Test paths
Standards
ASTM C191
EN 196
Pitch (mm)
6.8
10
Diameters (mm)
0 - 13 - 26 - 39
0 - 10 - 30 - 50
Points per dia.
1 - 6 - 12 - 18
1 - 2 - 9 - 15
General purpose
12
0 - 26 - 50
1 - 6 - 13
5
. .. . .
dia.
60 (total)
. .. ..
. .. .
...
. .
Pitch
EN 13279-2
Important note
Using a single VICAMATIC apparatus
two options are available for PC connection:
1 PC connection by RS 232 serial
cable code 63-L0027/E17 and data
acquisition with standard PC software as example MS Hyper
terminal
1 PC connection by RS 485 cable code
63-L0027/E12 and data acquisition
and processing with the VICASOFT
code 63-L0027/E11 for connection
to up 16 units
RS 485 network facility for connection
of up to 16 independent VICAMATIC for data
acquisition and processing
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Testing equipment for the construction industry
CEMENT
. . . . . . . . . . . . Setting time and consistency of cement
63
VICAMATIC: Automatic recording Vicat apparatus (continued)
Accessories and spares
sCode
Description
Accessories
63-L0027/E15 consistency probe complete
with cylindrical needle and calibrated sliding
weight.
63-L0027/E9
63-L0027/E10
63-L0027/E11
63-L0027/E12
63-L0027/E17
63-L0027/E13
63-L0027/E14
63-L0027/E15
63-L0027/E16
63-L0027/E18 Spare parts
63-L0027/E20
63-L0027/E21
63-L0027/E22
63-L0027/E23
63-L0027/E24
63-L0027/E25
63-L0027/E26
63-L0027/E27
Water thermostatic unit for Vicamatic. Two units capacity, 350 W, 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph
Accessory for needle continuous cleaning and in-water testing. Complete kit. It has to be factory installed
Kit for the PC connection in a network logic of up to 16 VICAMATIC apparatus as a network comprising VICASOFT data acquisition and
elaboration software and RS 232 - RS 485 conversion module
RS 485 serial cable for the PC and network connection
of VICAMATIC apparatus. Single piece length 5 m
RS 232 serial cable for the PC connection of a single VICAMATIC apparatus. Length 3 m
40 columns serial printer complete with serial cable
for the machine connection
Needle for final setting test to EN
Cylindrical probe for consistency test complete with
weight calibrated dropping needle bearer
Additional weight 700 g conf. to EN 480-2
Conical penetration probe 8 mm dia. x 50 mm complete with 100 g
calibrated weight. Conforming to EN 13279-2: Gypsum test
1.13 mm diameter needle to EN
1 mm diameter needle to ASTM/AASHTO
Plastic mould to EN
Plastic mould to ASTM/AASHTO
Glass base plate
Glass base plate for the in-water testing device
100 recording charts
Pack of 5 pens including one pen holder
63-L0027/E23
63-L0027/E22
63-L0027/E25
63-L0027/E10 Needle cleaning device and
in-water testing kit
63-L0027/E24
63-L0027/E16 Additional weight to EN 480-2
63-L0027/E9
63-L0027/E26, 63-L0027/E27
63-L0027/E18
63-L0027/E20, 63-L0027/E21, 63-L0027/E14
Serial printer 63-L0027/E13
Testing equipment for the construction industry
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CEMENT
Setting time and consistency of cement. . . . . . . . . . . . Determination of setting time and consistency of cement
Vicat method / Gillmore method
 Determination of setting time
Accessories
and consistency of cement Vicat method
EN 196-3
q STANDARD
– ASTM C191 – AASHTO T131
– NF P15-414, 431 – DIN 1196, 1168
EN 196-3
s63-L0027/E22 Vicat mould
s63-L0028/31
Initial needle 1.13 mm dia.
s63-L0028/41
Final needle 1.13 mm dia.
 Standard Vicat apparatus
s63-L0028/5
M 63-L0028/1
Vicat apparatus
s63-L0028/6 Supporting plate, used
qSTANDARD
EN 196-3, EN 480-2,
ASTM C187,
C191 – AASHTO T129, T131 – NF P15-414
General description and specifications
The apparatus consists of a metal frame
with a sliding rod. An adjustable indicator
moves over a graduated scale. The needle
or plunger is attached to the bottom end
of the rod to make up the test weight of
300 g. The frame is supplied without accessories, which have to be ordered separately
depending on the requirement. It is also
proposed complete with basic EN accessories (code 63-L0028) or ASTM, AASHTO
accessories (code 63-L0028/A) and in the
automatic versions (see previous pages).
A Weight approx.: .5 kg
63-L0028/41
Consistency plunger 10 mm dia.
as base for Vicat mould
Accessories
s63-L0028/7 Glass thermometer
-10°C to +50°C.
s63-L0028/8 Additional weight 700 g
To EN 480-2
ASTM C 191
s63-L0028/21 Initial needle 1 mm
dia.
 Setting time of cement.
Gillmore method
s63-L0027/E23 Vicat mould plastic
M 63-L0075
Gillmore apparatus
10 mm dia.
q STANDARD
s63-L0028/6 Supporting plate, used
as base for Vicat mould
ASTM C91, C141, C266 - AASHTO T154
s63-L0028/7
General description and specifications
s63-L0028/5 Consistency plunger
Glass thermometer -10°C to +50°C.
M 63-L0028
Vicat test set. EN method
Comprising:
- No. 1 63-L0028/1 Vicat frame
- No. 1 63-L0027/E22 Vicat mould
- No. 1 63-L0028/31 Initial needle
1.13 mm dia.
- No. 1 63-L0028/5 Consistency plunger 10 mm dia.
- No. 1 63-L0028/6 Supporting plate
- No. 1 63-L0028/7 Glass thermometer
- No. 1 63-L0028/41 Final needle
1.13 mm dia.
A Weight approx.: 4 kg approx.
Used to determine the setting time of
cement. The apparatus consists of two
horizontal arms, which carry two weighted
steel needles, which are precision machined to meet the specified requirements.
The initial needle weighs 113 g and is 2.12
mm dia., the final needle weighs 453.6 g
and is 1.06 mm dia.
A Weight approx.: 2.5 kg
M 63-L0028/A
Vicat test set. ASTM method
63-L0028
310
Comprising:
- No. 1 63-L0028/1 Vicat frame
- No. 1 63-L0027/E23 Vicat mould
- No. 1 63-L0028/21 Initial needle
1 mm dia.
- No. 1 63-L0028/5 Consistency plunger 10 mm dia.
- No. 1 63-L0028/6 Supporting plate
- No. 1 63-L0028/7 Glass thermometer
A Weight approx.: 4 kg approx.
Testing equipment for the construction industry
63-L0075
CEMENT
. . . . . . . . . . . . Setting time and consistency of cement
63
Consistency, Flow, Workable life and Water vapour permeability of mortars
 Consistence of fresh mortar
AND BUILDING LIME
by flow table EN method
M 64-L0038/A
Hand operated flow table.
M 64-L0038/E
Motorised flow table.
230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
q STANDARD
EN 459-2,EN 1015-3
(modified in July 2003)
 Flow of mortar.
 Workable life AND STIFFENING
ASTM method
TIMEof mortars ASTM method
M 63-L0040/A
Hand operated flow table. ASTM
M 63-L0040/E
Motorised flow table. ASTM
230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
110 V, 60 Hz model aviable on request:
code 63-L0040/EZ
q STANDARD
ASTM C230
Used for determining the consistency
of cement mortars. The motor operated
models are driven by a motor speed reducer and the number of drops are shown on
the counter, which stops automatically the
machine at the end of the cycle.
Supplied complete with flow mould and
tamper.
See general description on page 313
q STANDARD
EN 1015-9
method A, EN
13294
General description
General description and specifications
64-L0038/E
M 63-L0098
Apparatus for the determination of
workable life and stiffening time of
mortars
Diameter of table: 254 mm
Height of drop: 12.7 mm
Bronze cone: 101.6 mm base dia.
x 69.9 mm top dia. x 50.8 mm high
A Weight approx.: 20 kg (63-L0040/E)
and 11 kg (63-L0040/A)
Comprising an electronic balance 30 kg
cap. x 20 g div., a vertical loading pillar
complete with penetration rod and a sample container.
A Weight: 10 kg approx.
 Water vapour permeability
of hardened rendering and
plastering mortars
M 63-L0092
Permeability test cell
General description
Made of hard plastic resistant to corrosion. Permeability area of 0.02 m2 approx.
Accessories
s63-L0037/1
Flow calliper to EN 459-2 and 1015-3
Accessories
s63-L0040/1
Flow calliper to ASTM C230
Spare parts
s63-L0040/10
63-L0040/1
Flow mould to ASTM C230
s63-L0040/11 Hardwood tamper
12x25x150 mm mould to ASTM C230
63-L0037/1
63-L0092
Spare parts
s63-L0037/10
Flow mould to EN 459-2 and 1015-3
s63-L0037/11
Tamper to EN 459-2 and 1015-3
s63-L0037/12 Filling hopper
for 63-L0037/10 flow mould
63-L0040/A
63-L0098
Testing equipment for the construction industry
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CEMENT
Building lime, grout and mud testing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Consistency / Air content / Water retention
 Consistency of masonry
cement and building limes
M 64-L0036
Plunger penetration apparatus
qSTANDARD
EN 413-2, 459-2
General description and specifications
Used for determining the consistency
of masonry cement and building limes.
Consisting of a steel base with recess
to house the test cup and the vertical
column holding the penetration plunger
assembly. The height of drop is 100 mm
and the weight of plunger assembly is 90
g. Supplied complete with test cup 80 mm
dia. x 70 mm deep and tamper.
A Weight approx.: 6 kg
 Air content
M 64-C0171
Air content meter 1 litre capacity
M 64-C0171/A
Air content meter 0.75 l cap.
qSTANDARD
EN 413-2, 459-2
General description and specifications
These apparatus have been designed to
determine the content of air in cement
mortar, cement paste, and lime mortar. The
air entrainment meter are made of cast
aluminium. The test pot and the upper part
are sealed air-tight together by means of
two quick-action spring clamps. The air is
compressed by means of a built-in hand
pump. This air pump, and the push-buttons
TEST and CORRECTION are arranged in a
simple-to-use configuration on the front
plate. The pressure gauge is installed recessed in the head of the meter. The scale has
an indication range of 0-50 volumetric %.
The two models are practically identical
except for the capacity. The 64-C0171
model, 1 l capacity, is conforming to the
EN 459-2 standard whilst the 64-C0171/A,
0.75 l model is conforming to the EN 413-2
standard.
B Dimensions:
320 mm high, 200 mm dia.
A Weight approx.: 3.5 kg
Accessories
64-C0171
 Water retention
M 63-L0095/6
Brass mould
100 mm dia. x 25 mm deep
qSTANDARD
EN 413-2
Used for determining the water retention
of masonry cement.
A Weight approx.: 0.1 kg
s64-C0171/1 Filling ring for
64-C0171 and 64-C0171/A
64-L0036
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Testing equipment for the construction industry
63-L0095/6
CEMENT
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building lime, grout and mud testing
64
Flow of building lime / Bulk density of lime
Yield of lime / Reactivity of lime
 Flow of FRESH MORTAR
AND building lime
M 64-L0038/A
Hand operated flow table
for building lime
M 64-L0038/E
Motorised flow table for building
lime. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
qSTANDARD
EN 459-2, EN 1015-3
(modified in July 2003)
 Reactivity of lime
 Bulk density of lime
M 64-L0035/C
Apparatus for testing reactivity.
230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
M 64-L0031/B
Bulk density apparatus
qSTANDARD
qSTANDARD
EN 459-2,
EN 459-2
NF P98-102
General description and specifications
General description and specifications
Ground quicklime shall be tested for their
reactivity on slaking with this apparatus
which consists essentially of a Dewar vessel 1000 ml cap., stirring motor, calibrated
thermometer, stand and accessories.
Used for determining the bulk
density of lime
by the fall of the
sample from a
standard height
into a container. Consisting
of a cylindrical
container 1 litre
cap., hopper and
spring loaded
yoke.
A Weight approx.: 9.5 kg
64-L0038/E
A Weight
General description and specifications
Used for determining the consistency of
mortar for masonry and building lime.
The motor operated model 63-L0038/E is
driven by a motor speed reducer and the
number of drops are preset on a counter,
which stops automatically the machine
at the end of the cycle. The total mass of
the movable parts of the table is between
4.2 to 4.5 kg conforming to the standard.
Supplied complete with flow mould, filling
hopper and tamper.
Diameter of table: 300 mm
Height of drop: 10 mm
Bronze cone: 100 mm base dia. x 70 mm
top dia. x 60 mm high
B Overall dimensions: 421x310x395
(h) mm (model 63-L0038/A) and
500x525x352 (h) mm (model 63-L0038/E)
A Weight approx.: 35 kg (63-L0038/A)
and 50 kg (63-L0038/E)
approx.: 2 kg
64-L0031/B
 Yield of lime
M 64-L0031/A
Slaking vessel
qSTANDARD
EN 459-2
General description and specifications
Used for determining the yield of lime by
leaving the sample to slake in an insulated
vessel. Comprising a cylinder 113 mm dia.
x 140 mm deep, externally insulated complete with cover.
64-L0035/C
Accessories
s63-L0037/1
Flow calliper to EN 459-2 and 1015-3
Spare parts
63-L0037/10
s
Flow mould to EN 459-2 and 1015-3
Spare parts
s64-L0035/C1 Dewar vessel
s64-L0035/C2 Stirring paddle
s64-L0035/C3 Thermometer 0-100°C
63-L0037/11
s
Tamper to EN 459-2 and 1015-3
63-L0037/12
s
Filling hopper for 63-L0037/10 flow
mould
64-L0031/A
Testing equipment for the construction industry
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CEMENT
Building lime, grout and mud testing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flow proprieties of grouts, muds and other fluid materials
 Flow properties of grouts,
muds and other fluid materials
qSTANDARD
EN 445
M 64-L0055/A
Flow cone apparatus,
with sieve and 10 mm nozzle
General description and specifications
Used for determining the flow properties of
mortars, grouts, muds and many other type
of fluid materials. The apparatus can be fitted with 4 different nozzles 8, 9, 10, 11and
13 mm dia. The EN 445 prescribes the
10 mm dia. The apparatus comprises a
metal stand supporting the stainless steel
cone having inside dimensions (conical
part only) of 150 mm upper dia. x 280
mm height. When fitted with the 10 mm
dia. nozzle the total height is 350 mm. The
apparatus is also supplied complete with a
150 mm dia. sieve, 1.5 mm opening that
fits the upper cone, the 10 mm nozzle with
fitting bush and 1 litre capacity cup.
A Weight approx.: 10 kg
Accessories and Spare parts
s64-L0055/1 Stainless steel cone without nozzle
s64-L0055/2 Nozzle, 8 mm inside dia.
s64-L0055/3 Nozzle, 9 mm inside dia.
s64-L0055/4 Nozzle, 10 mm inside dia.
s64-L0055/5 Nozzle, 11 mm inside dia.
s64-L0055/6 Nozzle, 13 mm inside dia.
M 64-L0056
Marsh funnel viscometer
qSTANDARD
ISO 2431
General description and specifications
The mud balance provides a simple method
for the accurate determination of mud
density. An outstanding advantage of this
balance is the fact that the temperature of
the drilling mud does not materially affect
the accuracy of readings. The durable construction of the mud balance makes it
ideal for field use. Principally the balance
consists of a base and graduated arm with
cup, lid, knife-edge, rider, built-in spirit
level, and counter-weight. The constant
volume cup is affixed to one end of the
graduate arm and the counter weight on
the opposite end. A plastic carrying case is
provided that holds the balance in working
position.
A Weight approx.: 1 kg
General description and specifications
The Marsh funnel viscometer is made of
rugged, break-resistant plastic that resists
to the temperature change deformation.
Volumetric accuracy is assured. Plastic handle provides insulation for user’s hands. A
metal orifice assures accurate readings. The
Marsh funnel is used for routine viscosity
determinations on almost every drilling rig.
Supplied complete with plastic measuring
cup 1 litre capacity.
Top dia.: 150 mm
Nozzle length and internal dia.:
50x5 mm
Total length: 355 mm
A Weight approx.: 0.5 kg
64-L0055/A with 64-L0055/2, 64-L0055/3
and 64-L0055/5
64-L0057
314
M 64-L0057
Mud balance
Testing equipment for the construction industry
64-L0056
CEMENT
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building lime, grout and mud testing
64
Fly Ash: Determination of fineness by wet sieving
Consistency of grouts / Sand content / Settling and swelling ratio / Water permeability
 Fly Ash: Determination
of fineness by wet sieving
qSTANDARD
 Sand content of drilling muds
 Water permeability of one-coat
rendering mortars with substrates
M 64-L0064
Sand content kit
qSTANDARD
EN 451-2
EN 1015-21
M 64-L0058
Wet sieving apparatus
General description and specifications
The apparatus comprises a special stainless
steel sieve, 0.045 mm opening, a spray
nozzle 17.5 mm dia. with 17 holes 0.5
mm dia. oriented and spaced conforming
to the specifications, a pressure gauge 80
mm dia. and fittings for connection to the
water supply.
Sieve analysis apparatus for determining
the sand content of drilling muds.
The kit consists of a special 200 mesh sieve
2 1/4” dia., fastered inside a collar upon
either end of which fits a small funnel.
A Weight approx.: 1.5 kg
M 64-L0030/A
Apparatus for water permeability
determination of one-coat rendering mortars with substrates
General description
The apparatus consists of a metal cone
200 mm dia. base with a reference mark
at 100 mm and a glass burette 1 litre
capacity with 1 ml graduation. The burette
is held by appropriate base with rod and
clamps.
B Dimensions: 1400x300x300 mm approx.
A Weight approx.: 2 kg
A Weight: 10 kg approx.
64-L0064
 Settling and swelling ratio
qSTANDARD
64-L0058
EN 445
 Consistency of grouts
qSTANDARD
EN 13395-2,
UNI 8997
M 64-L0054/A
Flow test apparatus
General description and specifications
Consisting of a special funnel fitted on a
metal channel.
M 64-L0053
Settling and swelling ratio apparatus
General description and specifications
Consisting of 3 metal containers, caliper
and measuring bridge.
A Weight approx.: 4 kg
A Weight approx.: 20 kg
64-L0053
64-L0054/A
64-L0030/A
Testing equipment for the construction industry
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CEMENT
Building lime, grout and mud testing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carbon dioxide determination
Filtration behaviour of drilling fluid / Soundness of building lime
 Carbon dioxide determination
 Filtration behaviour
qSTANDARD
EN 459-2
M 64-L0062
Kleine apparatus
General description and specifications
 Soundness of building lime
of drilling fluid
Filter press
Kleine apparatus
qSTANDARD
EN 459-2
qSTANDARD
M 64-L0025/G
Steam cabinet. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
API Recommended practice,
13 B-1 and 13 B-2
M 64-L0063
Filter press apparatus for muds
For use with Le Chatelier moulds for the
determination of the soundness of building
lime which is subjected to the continuous
action of steam at atmospheric pressure
for a period of 180±10 min.
Stainless steel internal chamber housed in
a stainless steel insulated exterior case.
Used for the determination of the carbon
dioxide in lime. Consisting essentially of
a decomposition flask 50 ml cap., of an
absorption vessel to contain the potassium
hydroxide solution, a measuring burette,
funnel stopcocks, connections and wooden
stand.
Power: 700 W
Internal dimension (lxdxw):
280x250x150 mm
B Outside dimensions: 480x400x210 mm
A Weight approx.: 11 kg
B Overall dimensions: 550x750x400 mm
A Weight approx.: 15 kg
M 62-L0025
Le Chatelier mould
Strictly conforming to EN standard.
Individually checked, supplied complete
with certificate of conformity.
64-L0063
64-L0062 with 81-B0145/D
A Weight approx.: 30 g
Measuring filtration behaviour and wallcoke building characteristics of fluids is
essential to drilling fluid control and treatment. This apparatus is the most effective means of determining the filtration
properties of drilling muds and cement
slurries.
It consists essentially of a mud reservoir
mounted in a frame, a pressure source, a
filtering medium and a graduated cylinder
for receiving and measuring filtrate.
Supplied complete with filter paper and CO
cartridges.
M 62-L0025/C
Le Chatelier mould. Pack of 6 units
Same as 62-L0025.
2
B Overall dimensions:
200x230x480 mm approx.
A Weight approx.: 10 kg
64-L0025/G
Accessories
86-D1449
s62-L0025/2 Glass plate, 50 mm sq.
(two required)
s62-L0025/3 100 g weight
s62-L0025/4 Extensibility of mould
Accessories
s81-B0145/D Hot plate with magne-
apparatus
tic stirrer
s86-D1449 Adjusrable height support
316
62-L0025
Testing equipment for the construction industry
s62-L0025/5 Tamping rod 17 mm
dia. x 70 g weight
CEMENT
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memorandum
Testing equipment for the construction industry
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CEMENT
Determination of cement strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preparation of specimens
Mixing of cement mortars
 Mixing of cement mortars
Main features
- Strictly conforming to Standards
- Automatic testing cycles
- Large digital display monitoring the
test cycle in real time including total
and residual time intervals
- 4 programmable mixing cycles conforming to EN 196-1, EN 196-3, DIN
1164-5, and DIN 1164-7
- 1 mixing cycle programmable by the
operator
- Acoustic signal synchronised with
cycle steps
- Complete with automatic sand
dispenser
- Ergonomic and safe design
AUTOMIX Automatic Mortar Mixers
qSTANDARD
EN 196-1, 196-3, 413-2, 459-2,
480-1
M 65-L0006/A
AUTOMIX Automatic programmable
mortar mixer complete with sand
dispenser. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 65-L0006/AM
AUTOMIX Automatic programmable
mortar mixer complete with sand
dispenser and a supplementary
dispenser for the manual addition
of admixtures or water during the
mixing cycle. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
65-L0006/A
Safety features
-Microswitch to avoid operation when
the bowl is removed
-Transparent safety bowl cover
N O T E
For the 110 V, 60 Hz versions ask respectively for 65-L0006/AZ and 65-L0006/AMZ
Voltage: 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
B Dimensions (lxwxh):
General description and specifications
These mixers have been developed with a
high level of quality and reliability. They
conform precisely to the standard, whilst
at the same time meeting the demand for
a wider scope in testing other materials
and for research applications. An important feature of this mixer is the ability to
program special mixing cycles. The version
65-L0006/AM is supplied complete with a
second dispenser for the manual addition
of admixtures or water.
Detail of the front panel
65-L0006/5
318
600x450x600 mm approx.
A Weight approx.: 58 kg
Accessories
s65-L0006/5 Steel whisk
Easy removal of bowl and beater
Technical specifications
- Robust and stable frame
-Easy and fast bowl mounting or removal
-Distance between beater and bowl: 3 ± 1
mm during all cycle
-Stainless steel beater and bowl
-Bowl capacity: 5 litres
-Sand dispenser electronically controlled
-4 programmable mixing cycles conforming to EN 196-1, EN 196-3, DIN
1164-5, and DIN 1164-7
-1 mixing cycle programmable by the
operator
-Alphanumeric display 4x20 characters
-2 mixing speeds: 140 ± 5 r.p.m. and 285
± 10 r.p.m.
-Easy and precise mixing speed adjustment
-Synchronised acoustic signals with test
cycles
- Power : 720 W
Testing equipment for the construction industry
Spare parts
s65-L0006/2 Stainless steel mixing
bowl 5 litres cap. for Automix mixer
s65-L0006/4 Stainless steel beater
for Automix mixer
Detail of the bowl displacement by a vertical slide
CEMENT
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Determination of cement strength
65
Preparation of specimens
Mixing of cement mortars (continued)
 Standard mortar mixer
 Reference sand
M 65-L0005
Mortar mixer, cap. 5 litres.
230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
qSTANDARD
EN 196-1
M 65-L0005/Z
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 65-L0007/1
Reference sand. 40 bags, 1350 g
each, total 54 kg
M 65-L0005/Y
Same as above but 220 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
General description and specifications
65-L0006/AM model with double dispenser
Example of displays
A robust mixer for the efficient mixing
of cement mortars. A table mounted unit
with planetary mixing action. The bowl and
beater are easily fitted and removed from
the mixer.
Planetary speeds: 62 and 125 r.p.m.
Beater speed: 140 and 285 r.p.m.
Bowl capacity: 5 litres
Power: 500 W
B Dimensions: 570x340x580 mm
A Weight approx.: 38 kg
65-L0007/1
Accessories
s65-L0005/5 Hard rubber scraper
Spare parts
s65-L0005/2 Stainless steel bowl
s65-L0005/4 Stainless steel beater
65-L0005
Testing equipment for the construction industry
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CEMENT
Determination of cement strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preparation of 40x40x160 mm prisms
 Compaction of specimens
Main features
- Easy verification of compliance with
Standards: weight distribution,
dimensions etc.
- Rigid structure assuring stability and
no distortion
- New control panel with digital cycle
counter, automatic, secure, ergonomic
by the jolting apparatus
M 65-L0012/E
Jolting apparatus for compaction of
specimens. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
M 65-L0012/EY
Jolting apparatus for compaction of
specimens. 220 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
- Automatic performance of the programmed jolting cycle
- Rapid mould lock and release system
- High value: long-lasting and reliable
over time
- The digital control panel can be easily
removed from the machine and wall
mounted
M 65-L0012/EZ
Jolting apparatus for compaction of
specimens. 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
qSTANDARD
EN 196-1
This new version of jolting apparatus has
been developed to fulfil precisely the EN
196-1 and ISO 679. Each single requirement as, for example, weight distribution,
dimensions, structural design and working
cycle is individually checked and verified.
Construction characteristics
- The supporting frame of the machine has
been designed to ensure precise dimensions, table flatness, correct centring of
the three gang mould on the table
- The two arms connecting the table to the
pivot end can be easily removed as they
are connected by bayonet joints with
locking screws. This feature allows quick
checking of the weights of the individual
parts
- The table drop height is 15.0 mm. Since
the mechanical parts are subject to
wear and tear and this height tends to
decrease with use, the hammer has an
adjustable height, making it possible to
restore the initial drop height even after
prolonged use (thousands of cycles)
- The motor and gearbox assembly is
enclosed in a protective housing, which
promotes user safety (the moving parts
are inaccessible) and long life for the
gearbox
- The control and cycle-counter unit is
digital and programmable via a membrane keyboard. LEDs and a display shows
the current selection and cycle phase in
real time
- The digital control and cycle-counter
unit may also be used separately and
wall mounted (e.g. on the concrete block
used as a base).
65-L0012/E with 65-L0011 Feed hopper
and 65-L0010/A mould
Technical specifications
Structure
Highly rigid painted steel
Joints between main parts
(table - arms - base) easily removable to check weights
Motor
Power: 250 W
Digital control and cycle-counter panel
r.p.m.: 60
4-figure segment display
Control keyboard with 4 keys and 3LEDs
Large and immediately accessible
emergency stop switch
Electrical protection with fuses
“No contact” cycle-counter
Dimensions
Weight
310x1000x385 mm
55 kg
Accessories
s65-L0011 Feed hopper to fit the
three gang mould on the jolting
apparatus
s65-L0010/A1
Pair of scrapers: small and large
s65-L0010/A2
Glass plate 210x185x6 mm
Detail of the system for mould quick locking
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Preparation of 40x40x160 mm prisms, 50 mm and 70.7 mm mortar cubes
 Prism moulds
 Preparation of 70.7 mm
mortar cubes
We propose two versions:
qSTANDARD
M 65-L0010/A
Three gang mould for 40x40x160
mm prisms. Minimum hardness
HV200
BS 4550
M 65-L0050
Vibrating machine for 70.7 mm
cube moulds. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
M 65-L0010/B
Heavy duty three gang mould for
40x40x160 mm prisms. Minimum
hardness HV400
They are identical in shape but the Heavy
duty 65-L0010/B model has a minimum
hardness of HV400 and the surface is specially protected by a rust inhibitor treatment.
General description and specifications
For the preparation and compaction of
70.7 mm mortar cube specimens.
The mould table is mounted on four springs
attached to an eccentric shaft which allows
each sample to be vibrated at 12000 cycles
per minute in accordance with the specifications.
Example of traceable certificate
of 65-L0010/B mould
Electric motor: 0.5 HP
B Dimensions: 960x320x560 mm
A Weight approx.: 70 kg
A Weight approx.: 10.9 kg
Accessories
s65-L0010/5 Measuring pegs, type B,
for the determination of the coefficient
of thermal expansion conforming to
EN 1770
Main features
- Individually tested with certified
instruments
- All parts marked and identified
- Minimum hardness HV400
(65-L0010/B)
- Supplied with traceable certificate of
conformity (65-L0010/B)
65-L0010/5
 Preparation of 50 mm mortar cubes
M 65-L0080
50 mm three-gang cube mould.
Made of steel
General description and specifications
The 65-L0080 mould is made of steel with
machined internal surfaces.
A Weight approx.: 6 kg
65-L0050 with 65-L0051
M 65-L0051
70.7 mm cube mould. Only for use
with vibrating machine 65-L0050
General description and specifications
65-L0010/B
65-L0080
Made of steel with internal surfaces
machined to suit the BS requirement.
A Weight: 2 kg approx.
M 65-L0051/A
70,7 mm cube mould for sample preparation. Not compatible with the
vibrating machine 65-L0050.
A Weight: 2 kg approx.
65-L0010/B Detail of serial number
65-L0051
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CEMENT
Determination of cement strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curing baths and cabinets
 Curing cabinet
M 65-L0013/D
CURACEM Cement Curing Cabinet.
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
qSTANDARD: EN 196-1
General description and specifications
Ideal for commercial and site laboratories, very
practical and easy to use. The frame is made
of strong polypropylene structure, which is
chemical resistant and particularly suitable for
cement applications. The front doors are fitted
with glass. The humidity is maintained from
95% to saturation by water nebulisers. The
temperature is maintained to 20 ± 1°C by a
immersion heater and separated refrigerator
unit (see accessories, code 65-D2031).
The four stainless steel racks of the internal
frame can support the moulds with specimens
and a large number of cement prisms.
It can also be used for concrete cubes and other
mortar specimens. The unit has to be fitted with
a suitable air compressor as, for example, our
mode 65-L0013/D1 (see accessories).
Power: 1700 W approx.
Internal dimensions:
1115x435x1500 mm approx.
B External dimensions:
1160x550x1900 mm approx.
A Weight approx.: 200 kg
65-L0013/D
The water refrigerator unit and the air
compressor have to be ordered separately.
See accessories.
Schemating drawing of the operating principle
AIR COMPRESSOR
65-L0013/D1
CABINET
65-L0013/D
65-D2031
WATER
REFRIGERATOR
WATER MAIN
D
Operating principle
The cold water coming from refrigerator-circulator 65-D2031 is atomized inside the
65-L0013/D by nebulisers. The internal immersion heater is automatically operated if
necessary to maintain constant the curing temperature (normally 20 ± 1°C) and the
humidity goes over 95%. The water consumption is about 2 l/h max.
65-L0013/D
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General purpose water curing bath with cooler unit / Liquid refrigerator
Accessories FOR 65-LOO13/D CURING
CABINET
 General purpose water
Liquid refrigerator
qSTANDARD
M 65-D2031
Water refrigerator.
EN 196-1
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
This unit has been specially designed for
laboratory use to provide cold water.
Comprising a refrigeration compressor,
silent and CFC free, water reservoir with
cooling coil, electronic thermoregulator with
digital display, which shows the water/liquid
output temperature and sound proof metal
case. The water is moved internally under
mains water pressure.
curing bath with cooler unit
M 65-D1409/A
Digital circulating water bath eith
cooler unit. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 65-D1409/AZ
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
General description and specifications
Used for controlling water temperatures
in areas where the ambient temperature
is quite high. It is used for curing cement
specimens 40x40x160 mm but can also be
used for storing the hydrated samples at a
temperature of 20°C. Internal surfaces are
polished stainless steel with a sheet steel
insulated outer case. The cooler unit is
located under the water bath.
Supplied complete with stainless cover.
Capacity: 40 litres and 70 cement
specimens 40x40x160 mm
Ricirculating pump included
Power: 2000 W
Temperature range: +5 to +60°C
Accuracy: ± 1%.
Inside dimensions: 550x360x200 mm
B Outside dimensions:
830x480x950 mm
A Weight approx.: 62 kg
- Automatically maintains the water temperture
- Complete with recirculating unit
- Incorporating refrigeration compressor and electronic thermoregulator with digital display
65-D2031
Output water temperature range:
+2 to +25°C
Power: 800 W
Water or liquid connections: 3/4”
B Dimensions: 450x450x825 mm (lxdxh)
A Weight approx.: 35 kg
Air compressor
M 65-L0013/D1 Air compressor, 200 litres
cap. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
65-D1409/A
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CEMENT
Determination of cement strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cement compression and flexural testers
Introduction
The testing machines we
propose provide the highest possible degree of flexibility when
making the correct selection according to the test requirement.
Considering that all the national
European specifications are now
superseded by the new EN 196 we
can outline that there are just two
main subdivisions:
EN 196-1 models
ASTM/C109, C348, C349 models
The difference between the two standards are basically the size of specimens
and the specifications for the bearing
compression plates and flexural jigs.
The EN requires both the flexural or the
compression test, the ASTM C348, C349
require the same with a little difference
in the flexural jig, and the ASTM C109
the compression test only on 50 mm
(2”) mortar cubes. Some versions of our
testers can be conveniently used for
testing other products and specimens
such as bricks, resins, soil cement mixtures, gypsum, rocks, microcores, etc.
using the appropriate accessory.
Automatic testing systems
Safety features
- The advanced automatic testing systems in various configurations includes the different compression and flexural frames plus the control consoles SERCOMP 7, MCC 8 or ADVANTEST 9,
which can also be connected to other frames to combine complete testing systems (see page 241).
All models fitted with plates conforming
to EN 196-1 included transparent fragment guard. In the dual chamber versions
the compression chamber only is fitted
with fragment guard.
All models can be completed, on request,
with a suitable fragment guard (see accessories)
All models are fitted with ram travel limit
switch.
General description of testing frames
These machines, featuring a very rigid
two column frame, have been designed
for the testing of the cement prism either
in compression or in flexure. The frames
of the series 65-L10XX and 65-L11XX are
already fitted respectively with EN compression bearing plates and EN compression bearing plates plus flexural jig.
The frames of the series 65-L12XX and
65-L13XX are fitted with round compression platens and have to be completed,
if needed, with the suitable compression
and/or flexural devices. See accessories
page 241.
We propose three different group of
testers:
Semiautomatic models
Two options:
- fitted with pressure transducers for load measurement (models 65-L1032, 65-L1132, 65-L1232, and 65-L1332)
- fitted with load cells for more accu-
racy (models 65-L1032/LC, 65-L1132/LC, 65-L1232/LC, and 65-L1332/LC).
Both options are fitted with PILOT 3 hydraulic power unit (see page …) and Digimax 3 three channels digital
display and processing unit (see page 214).
Automatic models
Fitted with load cells for more accuracy (models 65-L1052/LC, 65-L1152/LC,
65-L1252/LC, and 65-L1352/LC) and
AUTOMAX system (see page 216).
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Machine accuracy
The EN 196-1 prescribes the Class 1 = ±
1% starting from 1/5 of the full range. All
our models, fitted with pressure transducers, assure this requirement starting from
1/10 of the 250 kN scale and approx. 1/8
of the 15 kN scale, while models fitted
with load cells assure Class 1 from 2.5 kN
(compression range) and 0.5 kN (flexural
or compression range in the double chamber machines). See accessories: 50-C0050/
CAL and 50-C0050/CAL5.
N O T E
All machine codes refer to 230 V, 50 Hz,
1 ph. (semiautomatic models) and 230 V,
50-60 Hz, 1 ph. (automatic models). Other
voltages available on order request.
All machines with round platens has to be
completed, if needed, by the suitable compression device (see accessories page 327).
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Cement compression and flexural testers (continued)
M 65-L1332/LC
15/250 kN cap. double chamber
compression machine fitted with
round platens. Load measurement
by load cells. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
 SEMIAUTOMATIC MODELS
Single testing chamber
250 kN capacity.
Semiautomatic models
Double testing chamber
15/250 kN capacity.
Semiautomatic models
Pilot 3 hydraulic power unit
and Digimax 3 digital display
and processing unit
Pilot 3 hydraulic power unit
and Digimax 3 digital display
and processing unit
Version with pressure transducers
Version with pressure transducers
M 65-L1032
250 kN cap. compression machine
fitted with compression bearing
plate conforming to EN 196-1.
Load measurement by pressure
transducer. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
M 65-L1132
15/250 kN cap. double chamber
flexural and compression testing
machine fitted with flexural jig and
bearing plates conforming to EN
196-1. Load measurement by pressure transducers. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
M 65-L1232
250 kN cap. compression machine fitted with round platens. Load
measurement by pressure transducer. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
Version with load cells
M 65-L1032/LC
250 kN cap. compression machine
fitted with compression bearing
plate conforming to EN 196-1.
Load measurement by load cell. 230
V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
M 65-L1232/LC
250 kN cap. compression machine fitted with round platens. Load
measurement by load cell. 230 V, 50
Hz, 1 ph.
65-L1232
M 65-L1332
15/250 kN cap. double chamber
compression machine fitted with
round platens. Load measurement
by pressure transducers. 230 V, 50
Hz, 1 ph.
65-L1132/LC Detail of the two load cells which
assure a wider working range for the class 1
accuracy
Version with load cells
M 65-L1132/LC
15/250 kN cap. double chamber
flexural and compression machine
fitted with flexural jig and bearing
plates conforming to EN 196-1.
Load measurement by load cells.
230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
65-L1132
Main features
- Dual stage Pilot3 power pump
- Proportional valve, hand control “Pacemeter system” for a precise rate of loading
- Strength measurement by Digimax 3 system
- High resolution: 130,000 points
- Large graphic display 240x128 pixel
- User friendly test software con
forming to EN
- Display of load rate
- Large permanent memory
- Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
- Unit selection: kN, kgf, lbf
- For more information on the power system and Digimax 3 unit see pages 213 and 214
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CEMENT
Determination of cement strengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cement compression and flexural testers, Automatic models
 AUTOMATIC MODELS: automax5 hydralic and control unit,
LOAD MEASUREMENT BY LOAD CELLS
Single testing chamber
250 kN capacity.
Automax 5 hydraulic and control unit, load measurement
by load cells
M 65-L1052/LC
250 kN cap. automatic compression
machine, Automax 5 hydraulic and
control unit, fitted with compression bearing plate conforming to EN
196-1. 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 65-L1252/LC
250 kN cap. automatic compression
machine, Automax 5 hydraulic and
control unit, fitted with round platens. 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
Double testing chamber
15/250 kN capacity.
M 65-L1152/LC
15/250 kN cap. double chamber
automatic flexural and compression
machine, Automax 5 hydraulic and
control unit, fitted with flexural jig
and bearing plates conforming to
EN 196-1. 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 65-L1352/LC
15/250 kN cap. double chamber
automatic compression machine,
Automax 5 hydraulic and control
unit, fitted with round platens.
220-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
65-L1352/LC and compression
devices 50-C9030 and 65-L0019/B
Main features
- Automatic test cycle with closed loop digital feedback
- Load/time plot and actual load rate displayed in real time
- Accurate load rate control
- High resolution: 130,000 points
- Load measurement by load cells.
- High test throughput
- Memory storage of about 150 tests
- Real time download to PC by RS 232
- Machine calibration access by software and many other options: as for example language and unit selection etc.
65-L1152/LC
Technical specifications
Models
65-L1032
65-L1232
65-L1132
65-L1332
65-L1032/LC
65-L1232/LC
65-L1132/LC
65-L1332/LC
65-L1052/LC
65-L1252/LC
65-L1152/LC
65-L1352/LC
Capacity kN
250
250
15/250
15/250
Accuracy* ±1% from kN
25 to 250
25 to 250
2 to 15/25 to 250 2 to 15/25 to 250
Resolution kN
0.1
0.1
0.01/0.1
0.01/0.1
Platen dimensions mm
40x40
165 dia.
Flexural jig/40x40
165 dia./165 dia.
Ram travel mm
50
50
30/50
30/50
Max. vertical daylight mm
50
200
50/50
200/200
Power W
750
750
750
750
B Overall dimensions 817x415x820
817x415x820
817x415x820
817x415x820
(wxdxh) mm A
Weight approx. kg 200
200
240
240
*Machine accuracy: The EN 196-1 prescribes the ± 1% starting from 1/5 of the full scale. Our machines assure this requirement starting from 1/10 of the 250 kN range and approx. 1/8 of the 15 kN range.
By special calibration procedures (codes 50-C0050/CAL and 50-C0050/CAL5 – see accessories), with testing machines fitted with load
cells (models 65-L1032/LC, 65-L1132/LC, 65-L1232/LC, 65-L1332/LC, 65-L1052/LC, 65-L1152/LC, 65-L1252/LC, and 65-L1352/LC), it is
possible to obtain Class 1 from: 2.5 to 250 kN compression range (50-C0050/CAL) and 0.5 to 15 kN flexural and compression range
(50-C0050/CAL5).
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Cement compression and flexural testers
Accessories for 65- L12XX and 65-L13XX series.
accessories
Distance pieces
Used to reduce the vertical daylight of the
models fitted with round platens. They
have to be positioned between the loading
ram and the lower plate.
Compression test
on mortar specimens
Flexural test
on mortar prisms 40x40x160 mm
qSTANDARD
qSTANDARD
EN 196-1,
EN 196-1,
EN ISO 679, ASTM C349
M 50-C9030
Compression device to test portions
of 40x40x160 mm mortar prisms
broken in flexure.
A Weight approx. 8 kg
65-L1000/30
M 65-L1000/20
Distance piece 165 mm dia. x 20
mm high
M 65-L1000/30
Distance piece 165 mm dia. x 30
mm high
qSTANDARD
ASTM C109
M 50-C9032
Compression device to test 50 mm
(2”) mortar cubes
EN ISO 679
M 65-L0019/B
EN Flexure testing device for
40x40x160 mm mortar specimens
This jig is fitted with an upper bearer that
moves vertically supported by springs. One
of the two lower bearers can tilt horizontally
and the distance between the two bearers is
100 mm as prescribed by the EN standards.
A Weight approx.: 8 kg
qSTANDARD
ASTM C348
M 65-L0019/C
ASTM Flexure testing device for
40x40x160 mm mortar specimens
M 65-L1000/40
Distance piece 165 mm dia. x 40
mm high
Identical to the model 65-L0019/B except
for the distance between the two lower
bearers which is 119 mm.
Fragment guards
Made from transparent acrylic material.
Protect perimetrally the testing chambers.
A
Weight approx. 8 kg
M 65-L1100/P
Fragment guard for 65-L11XX series frames
M 65-L1200/P
Fragment guard for 65-L12XX series frames
50-C9030
M 65-L1300/P
Fragment guard for 65-L13XX series frames
Special calibration procedures
M 50-C0050/CAL
Special calibration of load digital
readout unit assuring Class 1 from
1% of full scale
65-L0019/B
For compression range 2.5 to 250 kN with
machines with load cells only.
M 50-C0050/CAL5
Special calibration of load digital
readout unit assuring Class 1 from
5% of full scale
50-C9032
For flexural range 0.5 to 15 kN with double chamber machines with load cells only.
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CEMENT
Determination of cement strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Automatic testing systems
Introduction
Test laboratories that examine the mechanical properties of
building materials require advanced Test Systems that guarantee a
high degree of accuracy and compliance to the reference Standards.
They also require user friendly
equipment, rapid set up and execution, automation flexibility, and
the possibility to integrate with an
existing network so as to create a
comprehensive data storage and
management procedure.
The testing systems consist of a
control console including hydraulic pump and circuit, electrical/
electronic apparatus and strength
measurement system, connected to
1 to 4 different frames. Different
testing software can complete the
testing system.
Controls has recently updated and improved this important
line of testing apparatus by the
new SERCOMP 7, MCC 8 and
ADVANTEST 9 control consoles,
which can be connected to up
four different compression and
flexural frames for cement and
concrete specimens.
Complete
description
of
the SERCOMP 7, MCC 8 and
ADVANTEST 9 are given on pages
241 to 251.
All testing frames concerning
cement testing, connectable to
the above control consoles are
shown and described in the following pages.
M 50-C7022
Automatic Control Console.
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
Main features
- Drives up to 4 test frames, not simultaneously, with upgrading options
50-C7022/UP1 and 50-C7022/UP2
- Automatic test performance with PID
closed loop control
- Allows certification of correct test
procedure saving and printing also the
load/time graph
- Allows complex tests with various phases to be programmed by the user (e.g.
for Elastic moduli determination)
- Programmable load and stress rate
- Programmable test cycles up to 100
different ramps
- Unit selection: kN, kgf, lbf
- Languages: English, French, Spanish,
German, and Italian
- Real time plot of stress versus time
- Real time download to PC via RS 232
port
- Software calibration facilities and linearisation of up to 10 segments
- Real time clock and date
- Resolution 1/65000
- Memory for up to 500 test including
test data, results and load vs. time plot
- Facility for direct connection to A4
parallel printer
- Remote trouble shooting
50-C7022
Sercomp 7 control
console connected
to a dual chamber 65-L1301/
FR testing frame
with compression
and trasparent
rigid safety guard
65-L1300/P.
Example of displays
For complete description and information see page 241.
Example of displays
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Automatic testing systems (continued)
MCC MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPUTERISED CONTROL CONSOLE
M 50-C8422
MCC 8, stand alone closed loop
automatic control console for 2 test
frames (extendable to 4 as option).
PC, printer and software included
for compression flexure, indirect
tensile tests and Elastic modulus
determination. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
One of the possible application of the 50-C8422 MCC 8 unit
Control of 4 different frames: flexure and compression of cement specimens (double frame
65-L1301/FR with 65-L1300/P), compression on concrete (frame 50-C5800/FR), flexure on concrete
beams (frame 53-C1201/FR). The system is completed by the 86-D2999 PC cabinet
Main features
- Control up of 4 different hydraulic
frames
- High precision and resolution
- Double control system by PC and keyboard
- User friendly software for management
of the console also for non-expert
users
- Performance of many types of tests
- Remote selection of the frame
- Software calibration and linearisation
facilities
- Manual mode and automatic mode
- Real time monitoring of test data
(load, stress, strain, time) either in
graphic format or as data
- Real time processing of test data (e.g.
determination of Elastic modulus)
either in graphic format or as data
- Hold function for the load
- Input of dimensions and descriptions of
the sample: age, preparation etc.
- Input of descriptive and administrative
test data: client, test centre, place of
test etc.
- Input of test parameters and settings:
load rate, peak sensitivity, closed loop
parameters etc.
- Input of data after test completion:
type of failure etc.
- Single and/or batch storage of test
data in ASCII and/or “Controls” defined
format
- Printout of single and/or batch customisable certificates
- Capable of importing or exporting data
files from or to the existing lab network
- Multilanguage software customisable
with local languages (Latin characters
only)
For complete description and informations see pages 244
65-L1301/FR testing frame with compression and flexural devices
and trasparent rigid safety guard 65-L1300/P
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CEMENT
Determination of cement strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Load frames
N O T E
Load sensors
Load frames. Basic dimensions (mm)
65-L1001/FR
65-L1201/FR /
65-L-1211/FR (1)
65-L1101/FR
500
500
65-L1301/FR
500
200
Both the single and twin chamber test
frames are proposed in two versions:
with incorporated plates/bearers for
testing 40x40x160 mm prisms to EN
196-1 and with 165 mm dia. platen for
general compression tests and use of the
various test devices offered as accessories
(see page …). On the EN 196-1 models,
the flexure chamber (if fitted) consists of
a 10 mm dia. x 50 mm long upper bearer
with ball seating and two lower bearers of
the same dimensions having a span of 100
mm. One of the lower bearers can tilt.
Compression platens are surfaced hardened to at least 600 HV, the upper platen
is fitted to a ball seating with a max. 3°
inclination to the horizontal.
The lower platen is fitted with pins (EN
196-1 models) or inscribed with circles
(general test models) to assist sample
centring. In the general test models with
165 mm dia. platens the vertical daylight
between the platens can be reduced using
suitable distance pieces (see 65-L1000/XX
serie page 327).
1566
Compression platens, ball seating,
flexure device
1566 / 1716
200 / 350
Simple effect with electrical limit switch
for ram travel.
All models fitted with compression bearing plates conforming to EN 196-1 are
fitted with transparent fragment guard. In
the dual chamber versions the compression chamber only is fitted with fragment
guard. All the other models can be completed, on request, with a suitable fragment guard (see accessories page 327)
All models are fitted with ram travel limit
switch.
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Ram and cylinder
Safety features
50
Two column frame with single or twin test
chamber mounted on steel base.
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Frame
The model 65-L1201/FR is also available
in a special version with increased vertical
span (350 mm) and horizontal span (260
mm) for the use of the concrete flexure
device 50-C9010 (see page 231). This model
is identified by the code 65-L1211/FR and
is available on order.
The frames, in the various versions, are
fitted with load cells fitted between the
upper cross beam and the ball seating/
upper platen group. Load cell are ideal
with low testing loads.
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General Specification
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 CEMENT LOAD FRAMES
500
(1) Increased daylight (vertical=350 mm, horizontal= 260 mm)
Technical specifications
Models with load cells
65-L1001/FR
65-L1101/FR
Max. load kN
250
15/250
Ram travel mm
50
30/50
Vertical span mm
50
50/50
Horizontal span mm
220
220
Platen dimensions mm
40x40
40x40 and flexural jig
Dimensions
- height mm
- width mm
- depth mm
65-L1201/FR
65-L1211/FR
250
250
15/250 50
50
30/50
200 350
200
220 260
220
dia. 165
dia. 165
dia. 165
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1566
1566
1716
500
500
500 500
460
460
460 460
Weight approx. kg
190
240
160 170
Class 1 measurement range kN: from 2.5 to 250 from 0.5 to 15 and from 2.5 to 250
from 2.5 to 250
from 2.5 to 250
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Testing equipment for the construction industry
65-L1301/FR
1566
500
460
240
from 0.5 to 15 and from 2.5 to 250
CEMENT
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Load frames (continued)
Ordering informations
Single frame models
Universal twin frame models
Built-in compression platen to EN 196-1
and ISO 679
Round compression platens. Using the suitable accessory they satisfy EN 196-1,
ISO 679, ASTM C109 and C348.
M 65-L1001/FR
Compression testing frame, 250 kN
cap. with load cell
M 65-L1301/FR
Twin compression testing frame,
15/250 kN cap., round platens, with
load cells
Twin frame models
Built-in compression platens and flexural
jig to EN 196-1 and ISO 679
M 65-L1101/FR
Flexure and compression testing
frame, 15/250 kN cap. with load cells
Universal single frame models
Round compression platens. Using the suitable accessory they satisfy EN 196-1, ISO 679
and ASTM C109. See accessory page 327.
65- L1201/FR detail of round platen and load
cell with compression device
M 65-L1201/FR
Compression testing frame, 250 kN
cap., round platens, with load cell
65-L1301/FR with fragment guard 65-L1300/P,
and flexural/compression devices available as
accessory
Testing equipment for the construction industry
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