Fully Automatic Electromechanical Consolidation Apparatus

Fully Automatic Electromechanical Consolidation Apparatus

This high-precision electromechanical, microprocessor-controlled apparatus for one-dimensional consolidation tests enables menu-driven, fully automatic performance of incremental and optionally continuous load tests.

The design of this apparatus offers new possibilities for determining the Young’s modulus. High-precision, user-friendly measurement and control components coincide with a solid, functional construction.

In regard to our complete range of standard and advanced consolidation cells with fixed or floating ring various sample dimensions can be tested. In addition automatic examination of pore pressure and permeability is executable.

A direct operation and calibration of the device is possible by control unit with keypad and LC-display.

  • Precision sensor placed directly at the top of the cell for load-control (time and settlement  dependent). Optional: Porewater pressure control and
    swell pressure tests
  • Calibrated, exchangeable load transducer and additional sensors inputs (e.g. pore water pressure transducer) enable individual test performance by defining different measurement parameters as and control values
  • Fully automatic adjustment of load stages according to the selected stop-criteria
  • Digital settlement control by 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
  • Controlling software for closed-loop controlled load, continous loading consolidation and swelling pressure
    tests with monitoring system
  • Independent, automatic test control and data acquisition according to freely configured test
    criteria depending from load, porewater pressure or settlement
  • Simultanous monitoring and data aquisition of the measured values (load, settlement, porewater
    pressure and time) during the test for all test phases
  • Error detection and diagnosis
  • Data transfer in ASCII code