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Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Advanced Automatic Oedometer System for Soil Consolidation

ACE EmS-Automatic Oedometer Machine ACE EmS-Automatic Oedometer Machine.

Control's Group ACE EmS is a versatile and fully automatic Oedometer soil consolidation testing machine featuring incremental loading, swelling, CRS (constant rate of strain), CHG (controlled hydraulic gradient) and unconfined test.

The ACE EmS benefits from the new environmentally friendly Electromechanical Servoactuation (EmS) technology requiring no dead weights or large & noisy air compressors, thus drastically reducing noise levels. The ACE EmS can complete the whole test in fully automatic mode by selecting the load (stress), offering a practical and accurate way to obtain reliable results without any need for manual intervention, reducing the risk of human error. Moreover, it has small footprint, featuring a benchtop shorter than 50 cm and high performance with load capacity of up to 20 kN, equivalent to 10,000 kPa on 50.47mm Oedometer consolidation cell.

With the ACE EmS software it is possible to pilot up to 60 ACE EmS units from one single PC with user able to select single or multiple unit batches. Once the software is installed and linked to the first ACE EmS, it is easy to add more units by enabling the associated LAN communication (IP address) without complications or costs. Calibrations of displacement transducers and load cells are stored as txt file and easy to recall, up to 10 calibration points can be recorded for each channel.

There is an optional local user interface with 6" touch screen high resolution color display allowing full control of a single unit, without a PC, including full test execution. USB pen drive included for unlimited storage, TXT format data output.

Click here to find out more about the ACE EmS, oedometer machine.

Watch below an instructive video on "How-to perform automatic consolidation test on soil" with ACE.


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