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Fully Automatic Electromechanical Consolidation Apparatus

This high-precision electro-mechanical, microprocessor-controlled machine is designed for one-dimensional consolidation tests. It enables menu- driven, fully automatic, incremental and optionally continuous load tests.

Its design offers new possibilities to determine the Young’s modulus. Here, high-precision, user-friendly measurement and control components coincide with a solid, functional construction.

With regard to our complete range of standard and advanced consolidation cells with fixed or floating rings, various sample dimensions can be tested. The automatic examination of pore pressure and permeability is also possible.

The direct operation and calibration of this device is possible through a control unit with a keypad and LC-display.

 


  • Precision sensor placed directly at the top of the cell for load-control (time and settlement dependent).
  • Optional: pore water pressure control and swell pressure tests
  • Calibrated, exchangeable load transducer and additional sensor inputs (e.g. pore water pressure transducer) enable individual tests by defining different measurement parameters and control values
  • Fully automatic adjustment of load stages according to the selected stop-criteria
  • Digital settlement control via a displacement transducer
  • Suitable for all consolidation cells

Load range

25 / 60 / 100 kN

Vertical clearance

Up to 600 mm

Spindle lift

200 mm

Consolidation cells

Ø 20 - 300 mm

Dimension (H*W*D)

1400 x 400 x 400 mm

  • Not available
  • Controlling software for closed-loop controlled loads, continuous loading consolidation and swell pressure tests with a monitoring system
  • Independent, automatic test control and data acquisition according to freely configured test criteria depending on load, pore water pressure or settlement
  • Simultaneous monitoring and data acquisition of the measured values (load, settlement, pore water pressure and time) throughout the test for all test phases
  • Error detection and diagnosis
  • Data transfer in ASCII code
  • ASTM D-2166
  • Standard Test Method for: Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil

  • ASTM D-2435
  • Standard Test Methods for One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils Using Incremental Loading

  • ASTM D-2435M-11
  • Standard Test Methods for One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils Using Incremental Loading

  • ASTM D-3877
  • Standard Test Methods for One-Dimensional Expansion, Shrinkage, and Uplift Pressure of Soil-Lime Mixtures

  • BS 1377-5
  • Methods of test for soils for civil engineering purposes. Compressibility, permeability and durability tests

  • EN ISO/TS 17892/5
  • Geotechnical investigation and testing -- Laboratory testing of soil -- Part 5:Incremental loading oedometer test

  • AASHTO T-216
  • Method of Test for One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils

  • CEN ISO/TS 17892-5
  • Geotechnical investigation and testing -- Laboratory testing of soil -- Part 5: Incremental loading oedometer test

  • CEN ISO/TS 17892-7
  • Geotechnical investigation and testing -- Laboratory testing of soil -- Part 7: Unconfined compression test on fine-grained soils

  • JGS 0411
  • Test Method for One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils Using Incremental Loading

  • JGS 0412
  • Test Method for one-dimensional consolidation Properties of Soils using constant rate of strain loading

  • Detailed information will follow soon