The Tinius Olsen FA Series of digital compression testers features highly robust frames for exceptional stability when testing concrete cylinders or cubes. These compact testers are made up of three core pieces, namely 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 this large bearing block is that it allows for a wide horizontal entrance opening and plenty of ready access for loading and removing specimens.
The FA series includes a rapid quick change system with which operators can quickly and easily change accessories, quickly switching between cylinder, block, cube and beam specimen testing. 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.
The FA series has an additional, unique, feature in that the testers can be conected to a PC running Tinius Olsen’s Horizon software so that the test and machine are controlled by computer. At the same time, Horizon software will generate and display load, or stress, vs time graphs; complete SPC analyses are also available.
Features & Benefits
- Meets or exceeds key ASTM, EN, AASHTO standards
- Automatic 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
- Optional connection to PC for complete test control