The Tritest 50 provides the uniform rate of axial loading required in triaxial tests used to determine the strength and stress-strain relationships on a cylindrical specimen of soil
The Digital Tritest 50 triaxial load frame from ELE Internationa uses the latest microprocessor technology, in conjunction with triaxial cells, pressure sources, and measurement devices, to enable materials testing engineers to carry out accurate soil testing more efficiently than ever before.
Total or effective stress can be measured, depending on application; effective stress being both time and permeability dependent and offering a more accurate measurement of strength.
The Tritest 50 load frame offers the highest levels of technology and functionality, exceeding the requirements for BS, ASTM and AASHTO standards.
Its combination of superior productivity and ease of use, with a range of help menus and test procedures, makes it suitable for a wide range of applications from site assessment for highways agencies and public works departments, to private laboratory testing, and the teaching of soil mechanics in colleges and universities.
Designed for use with ELE test accessories and DataSystem 7 (DS7) data acquisition hardware and software, the Digital Tritest 50 offers the highest specification on the market at a competitive price.
Its 50kN capacity and speed range of between 0.00001 to 9.99999mm/min make it flexible enough for a variety of research environments, while a microprocessor-controlled digital stepper motor drive system allows variable speed control with no gear changes or maintenance required.
Unlike other load testing frames on the market, the Tritest 50 has a return to datum facility that returns the loading platen to the height at which the previous test was initiated, saving engineers valuable time when setting up new tests.
The load frame is able to accommodate test samples of up to 100mm in diameter x 200mm long.
The motor drive system is protected by a robust steel housing preventing the ingress of moisture or particles.
All operating controls are mounted on the front panel of the machine, which is angled and recessed to prevent physical and environmental damage.
A backlit LCD display and sealed membrane keypad are included for ease of use and cleaning.