The Tinius Olsen DG Series of digital compression testers features highly robust frames for exceptional stability when testing concrete cylinders or cubes.
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 this large bearing block is that it allows for a wide horizontal entrance opening and plenty of ready access for loading and removing specimens. Additionally these machines offer an optional chute for quick removal of completed specimens and rapid cleaning of the test area.
The digital display has a straightforward design using a membrane keypad and an 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 2000 tests.
While these machines are ideally positioned to test cubes and cylinders, testing can be taken to another level by adding a flexure testing attachment that will work with the pumping unit in the TO-317E-DG frame. Installation of a simple manual valve system enables testing of the flexural strength of concrete beams, up to 100kN/22,000lbf maximum load.
This series also includes the rapid change platen system with which operators can quickly and easily change accessories, quickly switching between cylinder, block, cube and beam specimen testing.
Features & Benefits
- Meets or exceeds key ASTM, EN, AASHTO standards
- Manual pace rate control
- Automatic stress determination and display
- Interlocked safety doors with mesh window as standard
- Overload safety protection
- Self-aligning platens
- Automatic data logging
- Peak load capture and recording