EN - AUTOMAX PRO-M Advanced Automatic compression testers for cubes and cylinders

EN 12390-4 | ASTM C1550 | EN 14651 | EN 14488-5 | ASTM C1609 | EN 12390-13

Main Features

Smart automatic and connected concrete Power and Control System for standard failure testing.

AUTOMAX PRO-M is CONTROLS’ new top-of-the-range Compact-Line compression machine and is the first choice for automatic standard failure tests and advanced concrete mechanical properties assessment. 
  • Huge boost in efficiency and error elimination: LinK-LAB – Integrated testing station solution for seamless connection and data inputs from many ancillary devices for dimensional measurement, weight, bar code, etc.
  • Fully automatic – time saving: Full test-cycle automation maximizes productivity and ensures tests are performed accurately according to pre-set methods, eliminating operator variables.
  • Highly accurate and energy saving: Our DC motor technology quietly and efficiently delivers super accurate load control at both low-speed and low-loads.
  • Intuitive, quick and simple operation: The integrated control system features an intuitive 7” color graphical display, which works like a tablet or smart-phone, and makes AUTOMAX PRO-M quick and simple to operate.
  • Standards compliant – peace of mind: Automatic performance of Elastic Modulus tests according to the main International Standards with automatic calculation of tests results.
  • Advanced: Allowing the execution of displacement-controlled tests on beams, notched beams, round or square slabs
  • tecnical specifications
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      • DC motor, 720W, 50-60Hz
      • Maximum working pressure 700 bar
      • Load/unload electrovalve for test execution via display/PC and automatic stop at specimen failure
      • Active control of up to 4 frames by selection via display/PC (third and fourth frame as option). See accessories.
      • ES Energy Saving technology to reduce the power consumption and enable silent operation
      • Flow-sharing technology to perform loading and unloading cycles at controlled rate 
      • 524,000 points high-resolution/stability analog channels
      • 6 channels to be factory configured:
        • 2 channels for load sensors
        • 2 channels for load or displacement/strain sensor
        • 2 channels for displacement/strain sensors 
      • Control frequency 250 Hz
      • Sampling frequency 250 Hz
      • 7”, 800 x 480 pixel, 16 M colors, icon-driven capacitative sensing touchscreen graphic display
      • Unlimited storage capacity for test data on internal 16 GB SD card
      • USB port for test data storage on external USB memory stick and for firmware upgrade
      • Ethernet port for PC / Internet /network communication
      • Optional integrated graphic printer including Load-Time plot (for standard failure tests)
      • RS 232 port for data downloadingin ASCII format
      • Execution of compression, flexure, indirect tensile, ACV tests, Elastic Modulus, Poisson Ratio Determination and Displacement-controlled tests (with 50-FW/DC) in automatic mode with load rate controlled by a closed-loop PID system.
      • Simultaneous display of:
        - load, stress, actual load rate, load / time graph in standard failure tests
        - load, stress, strain, stress / strain graph in Elastic Modulus and Poisson ratio tests
        - load, displacement, load / displacement in displacement controlled tests (with 50-FW/DC)
      • Saving of the specimen failure type (to EN or ASTM) in the test results
      • Automatic performance of Elastic Modulus tests according to the main International Standards with automatic calculation of tests results
      • Execution of displacement controlled tests on beams, notched beams, round or square slabs
      • Download data to internal printer (optional) or to PC via RS 232 port or to USB memory stick
      • PC / network communication via Ethernet
      • Multi-coefficient linearization of the calibration curve for better accuracy at low loads thus avoiding the use of a second pressure transducer
      • Recording facility for up to 9 test profiles for each channel including: type of test (e.g. compression, flexural, indirect tensile, elastic modulus or displacement control), specimen size and shape, test speed and other general information. Each one of the recorded test profiles can be recalled automatically to save time.
      • Improved PID algorithm and multi PID selection. Up to three different PID settings can be tuned for each channel for a variety of materials (e.g. cylinder with neoprene pads, low strength specimens) and test methods (e.g ACV, flexure, elastic modulus, displacement control)
      • Compatible with the newly released DATAMANAGER software, E-Module and D-Control software packages, tailored for construction material testing laboratories, for remote control, real-time data acquisition and results calculation.
      • Peripheral devices integration with Link-LAB
      • Automatic load measurement verification procedure, by connecting suitable load cells and our digital readout unit to PC
      • Language selection (including Cyrillic and Chinese)
      • Unit selection (kN, ton, lbf)
      • USB port for firmware upgrade and safe backup of the original configuration data (PID, calibration, etc.), in case of loss and/or data corruption. The restore of the machine to the factory settings is easy avoiding the need of any technical support.

      Model 50- C46F02/M
      Capacity kN 2000 3000 4000 5000
      Max vertical daylight ,
      350 350 520 520
      Horizontal daylight
      350 370 425 425
      Max. piston travel*, mm 50 50 50 50
      Platen dimensions 300 mm dia. 300 mm dia. 305x305 mm 305x305 mm
      Platen surface hardness 55.5 HRC (600 HV) 55.5 HRC (600 HV) 55.5 HRC (600 HV) 55.5 HRC (600 HV)
      Platens flatness toll. 0.03 mm 0.03 mm 0.03 mm 0.03 mm
      Overall dimensions, mm 930x420x1530 1020x475x1550 1125x570x1555 1250x570x1555
      Weight approx., kg 740 1105 2010 2010
      *Use distance pieces conforming to the specimen size to avoid piston overtravel
  • ordering info
    • 2000 kN capacity

      AUTOMAX PRO-M, Automatic Compact-Line compression tester, 2000 kN cap. for cubes up to 200 mm and cylinders up to dia. 160x320 mm. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph

      Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

      3000 kN capacity

      AUTOMAX PRO-M, Automatic Compact-Line compression tester, 3000 kN cap. for cubes up to 200 mm and cylinders up to dia. 160x320 mm. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph

      Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

      4000 kN capacity

      AUTOMAX PRO-M Automatic Compact-Line compression tester, 4000 kN cap. for cubes up to 300 mm and cylinders up to dia. 250x500 mm. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph

      Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

      5000 kN capacity

      AUTOMAX PRO-M Automatic Compact-Line compression tester, 5000 kN cap. for cubes up to 300 mm and cylinders up to dia. 250 x 500 mm. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph

      Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph
  • accessories

      Link-LAB Laboratory connectivity package

      LinK-LAB Local connectivity package for AUTOMAX Pro testers
      LinK-LAB Enterprise connectivity package for machines controlled by PC via Datamanager Software.
      24000 g cap. x 0.1g resolution, digital balance.
      Digital caliper 300 x 0,05 mm   
      Barcode reader


      Distance pieces to adjust the vertical daylight 
      Distance piece dia. 200x30 mm

      Distance piece dia. 200x50 mm

      Distance piece dia. 200x68 mm

      Distance piece dia. 200x100 mm
      Note: The above distance pieces are also available with threaded centering pin which are recommended for testing high strength/ explosive failures specimens. They are identified adding the suffix /P after the code number.

      Firmware upgrade to perform displacement-controlled tests
      Firmware package to perform displacement-controlled tests with an AUTOMAX PRO-M compression tester.

      Datamanager PC Software suitable for remote control of the machine, data acquisition, processing and filing.
      Allows printout of customized test certificates.

      E-Module software package for determination of young Modulus and Poisson’s ratio on concrete, cement, rocks allowing:
      • User-defined test cycles and step programmable sequences
      • Real-time display of stress/time, stress/axial strain and stress/lateral strain diagrams
      • Automatic verification of sample centring and sensor functioning, as per standards requirements
      • Automatic calculation of test results as per Standards requirements
      D-Control software package for displacement controlled tests allowing:
      • Automatic calculation of test results according to EN 14651, 14488-3, 14488-5, UNI 11039-2, ASTM C1550, C1609, C947, UNE 83515
      • 8 test pre-set testing procedures according to the above Standards
      • Customizable test procedure allowing desired loading history
      • Possibility to change in real time the test parameters: target load/displacement, control variable, test speed.
      • Data saving rate 250/sec


      Accessories For Elastic Modulus

      Compressometer-Extensometer for Elastic Modulus determination

      Strain gauges

      Axial-circumferential compression device

      Testing fiber reinforced concrete and shotcrete

      Measurement of beam deflection and toughness

      Displacement transducer for measurement of crack opening

      Energy absorption test on slabs

      Splitting tensile test devices 

      Splitting tensile test device for cylinders up to dia. 160x320 mm (6.3”x12.6”).Conforming to EN 12390-6 and ASTM C496

      Hardboard strips 4 x 14 x 345 mm for 50-C9000/C conf. to EN Standards. Pack of 50.

      Hardboard strips 4 x 14 x 345 mm for 50-C9000/C conf. to ASTM Standards. Pack of 50.

      Splitting tensile test device for concrete block pavers and concrete cubes. Conforms to EN 1338 and EN 12390-6.

      Hardboard packing strips 4 x 15 x 345 mm, to EN 1338 and 12390-6.
      Pack of 50.

      Compression devices for cement and mortars
      Compression device to test portions of 40x40x160 prisms broken in flexure to EN 196-1. High stiffness model.
      Total height 225mm.

      Compression device to test 50mm (2”) cubes to ASTM C109. High stiffness model.
      Total height 225mm.

      Flexural test device for concrete beams 
      Flexural test device for concrete beams 100x100x400/500 and 150x150x600/750 mm, to EN 12390-5, ASTM C78, ASTM C293 and AASHTO T97

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