Matest Pavetest 2
PAVEMENT
TECHNOLOGY
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Pavetest, a new division of Matest
Pavetest is the new division of Matest committed to developing innovative, dynamic testing systems for asphalt.
Whilst Pavetest Pty. Ltd. may be a new player in this growing market sector, they are certainly not lacking experience. With many years of
experience in developing pavement testing systems between them, Con Sinadinos (Managing Director) and Alan Feeley (Technical Director) bring a wealth of experience and talent to the company. The benefit is evident in every aspect of every product, which are designed to
perform, built to last and easy to use.
From its inception, Pavetest’s aim is to develop a range of testing systems with unparalleled performance, ultimate versatility and exceptional reliability, at a price that represents real value for money.
Pavetest’s range of pavement testing systems both complements and completes Matest’s Asphalt and Bitumen business unit.
CDAS - Control and Data Acquisition System
Pavetest’s compact Control and Data Acquisition System (CDAS)
delivers unparalleled performance, real time control and ultimate
versatility in acquisition.
The CDAS:
- provides excellent waveform fidelity from integrated acquisition
and control functions, with low level sampling at speeds of up
to 192,000 samples per second simultaneously on all channels
(using up to 64x oversampling)
- gives superior low noise performance and resolution of 20 bit
over the full dynamic input signal range (no auto ranging required).
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AVAILABLE MODELS:
B205 8 Channel CDAS - Acquisition 8 CH, 20 bit resolution
Sampling rate up to 192 kHz (all channels)
Smoothing up to 64 times over-sampling
Calibration on power up
Control Axis 2
Communication USB or Ethernet
B206 CDAS 16 channels
B206 16 Channel CDAS - Acquisition 16 CH, 20 bit resolution
Sampling rate up to 192 kHz (all channels)
Smoothing up to 64 times over-sampling
Calibration Automatically on power up
Control Axis 4
Communication USB or Ethernet
Dimensions: 100(h) x 310(d) x 250(w) mm
Power Supply: 90-264 V 50/60 Hz 1ph 240 W1
TestLab Software
Developed with ultimate flexibility in mind, TestLab test and
control software caters to all levels of operator experience. By using
pre-programmed “Method files”, an inexperienced operator can run a
range of international test methods without the need for any programming.
Moreover, a test “Wizard”, available with popular tests, can guide the operator step by step based on a “recipe book” approach.
Most importantly, the experienced engineer and/or researcher need not be constrained by the functions and analysis in the method files
provided. The operator may clone, modify and/or generate his/her own method file to suit their specific requirements. The Excel based data
analysis offers the operator the flexibility to implement alternative analysis and customize reporting facilities.
TestLab allows for real time graphing of results and configurable real time transducer levels display with unprecedented clarity of results and
analytical power.
TestLab software is included with CDAS - Control and Data Acquisition System. It is supplied on CD that also includes the relevant Method
files (based on the test configurations supplied) and calibration files for all transducers supplied.
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16 kN SERVO-PNEUMATIC DYNAMIC TESTING SYSTEM - two models available:
B220-01 KIT DTS-16 with manual crosshead
B220-02 KIT DTS-16 with motorized crosshead
The DTS-16 Dynamic Testing System is a servo-pneumatically controlled testing machine utilizing digital control of a pneumatic servo valve
to provide accurate loading wave shapes up to 70 Hz. The DTS-16 can be operated in tension, compression dynamic loading and is suited
to testing a diverse range of materials such as asphalt, soil, unbound granular materials, fibres and plastics.
The DTS-16 is underpinned by Pavetest’s leading edge CDAS digital controller, TestLab software and a full complement of accessories,
hardware and software in perfect unison.
The machines comprise:
B220-11 20 kN Load frame with manual crosshead,
16 kN Servo-pneumatic actuator with its LVDT (30 mm stroke),
± 20 kN load cell
or
B220-12 20 kN Load frame with motorized crosshead,
16 kN Servo-pneumatic actuator with its LVDT (30 mm stroke),
± 20 kN load cell
B206
16 Channel Control and Data Acquisition System
(CDAS) & TestLab software
Air reservoir assembly
Model
B220-11
B220-12
B206
B270-12
B220-01 KIT
B220-02 KIT
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B270-12
Requires pressurized air, minimum 7 bar (not included).
MAIN FEATURES:
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Compact, robust 2-Column load frame
Precision engineered
Optional Motorized crosshead positioning
Fully configurable to suit a large range of testing applications
Digital Servo-Pneumatic control
4 axis control and 16 Channel Control and Data Acquisition System
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
- Load frame
Between Columns 345 mm
Vertical Space 650 mm
- Servo actuator Capacity ±16 kN
Frequency up to 70 Hz
Stroke 30 mm
Air supply clean dry air
Pressure 800-900 kPa
Minimum rate 5 litres/sec
Power Supply: 230 V 50 Hz 1 ph 100 W (B220-12)
230 V 50 Hz 1 ph 1450 W (B221)
Dimensions: 1020(h) x 450(d) x 500(w) mm load frame
2100(h) x 900(d) x 750(w) mm with temperature
controlled cabinet
Weight:
100 kg without temperature controlled cabinet
For test configurations and related jigs, please consult pages 12-14
B220-02 KIT 16 kN Servo-Pneumatic dynamic testing system
(motorized crosshead) with B221 Temperature controlled cabinet
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES:
B221
Temperature controlled cabinet: -20°C to +70°C to
suit DTS-16 or 4PBA
B250-07 KIT Temperature measuring kit
H009-01 PC complete with LCD monitor 22”, keyboard, mouse,
cables and installation of Testlab software
We can upgrade your existing UTM (also from other manufacturers)
B220-02 KIT
DTS-16 detail
B220-12
20 kN Load
frame with
motorized
crosshead
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WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT MAKES IT BETTER!
The DTS-30 is Universal Testing Machine (UTM), but not as most people know it. It does not conform to the “me too” attitude of most
UTM manufacturers. The innovations featured on the DTS-30 are built on many years of experience, developing, studying and using various
universal testing machines from a number of manufacturers.
The first thing you will notice about the DTS-30 is the absence of a reaction frame. The reaction frame most certainly exists, but it’s
embedded in the test chamber. This provides a very sleek appearance, maximizes the space inside whilst reducing the space required
outside.
Since it is mandatory to control the test temperature of most pavement materials, e.g. asphalt, the test chamber is insulated and forms
part of the temperature controlled cabinet.
Most UTM manufacturers opt for an elaborate (and expensive) moveable crosshead, only to find that its range (and usefulness) is limited
by the climatic chamber.
The DTS-30 has a remotely positioned reaction shaft that adjusts the work space. However, you won’t need to adjust it often because the
servo-hydraulic actuator has 100 mm of stroke.
PORTABLE TEMPERATURE CONTROL UNIT
The temperature control unit attaches to the test chamber using a magnetic seal and can be wheeled away when not required or for
servicing.
This also makes servicing, replacing or upgrading the temperature control unit virtually effortless: it can be removed without dismantling the
machine or disrupting the testing program.
The test temperature and/or ramp rate may be set and monitored through TestLab software, via the virtual pendant.
Before this current crop of universal testing machines, many dynamic testing machines were bottom loading.
More recently, the Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT) changed the mindset of the testing community by highlighting the benefits
of a bottom loading machine.
Firstly, it is a neat, compact and integrated solution, that places all
hydraulic components within easy reach: gone are the long hydraulic hoses that run up and down the side of the machine and got in
the way. They have been replaced by shorter hoses that connect
the actuator to the hydraulic power supply that’s tucked neatly
away behind the machine, under the test chamber.
B230 DTS-30 Dynamic Testing System, detail
Can’t see the Control and Data Acquisition System (CDAS)?
That’s because it’s housed neatly, in the cabinet in front of the
machine.
You won’t see a tangle of cables either; they enter the cabinet
through the floor of the test chamber or through the back of the
cabinet and connect to the CDAS.
The door of the cabinet can be held ajar to allow transducers
to be re-allocated or opened completely for servicing. Unused
transducers can also be stored out of harm’s way.
Moreover, the DTS-30 reaction frame is symmetrical; the servohydraulic actuator and reaction shaft can be interchanged to
make the DTS-30 top loading.
B206 16 Channel CDAS
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A BOTTOM LOADING MACHINE
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Horizontal Space: 60 cm
- Load frame:
Vertical Space: 100 cm
External Dimensions:
3000 (h) x 990 (d) x 1100 (w) mm
- Hydraulic Power Supply: Pressure: Up to 210 bar, user defined
Flow rate: 20 litres/min
Dimensions:
1150 (h) x 600 (d) x 1100 (w) mm
Power supply: 230 V, 50 Hz
or 208 V, 60 Hz, 10 kW, 3 ph
- Servo actuator:
- CDAS Controller:
Internal Dimensions
of climatic chamber: 1004 (h) x 800 (d) x 450 (w) mm
Dimensions:
3000 (h) x 1600 (d) x 1100 (w) mm
with temperature controlled cabinet
Weight:
Capacity: ± 130 kN Static
± 100 kN Dynamic
Frequency: Up to 100 Hz
Stroke: 100 mm
Acquisition: 16 CH, 20 bit resolution
Sampling rate: Up to 192 kHz all channels
Smoothing: Up to 64 times over-sampling
Calibration: Automatically on power up
Control Axis: 4
Communication: USB or Ethernet
Power Supply: 90–264 V, 50/60 Hz
850 kg
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B240 130 kN Servo-Hydraulic Dynamic Testing System with
B270-12 Air reservoir assembly and H009-01 complete PC
TECHNICAL FEATURES:
The system can accommodate a climatic chamber with various temperature ranges, down to -50° C. The “two piece” concept adopted for
the DTS-30 climatic chamber also applies to this machine. The temperature control unit attaches to the test chamber using a magnetic seal
and can be wheeled away when not required. Another common feature is the Control and Data Acquisition System (CDAS) enclosure;
it CDAS is housed neatly in a cabinet in front of the machine. The cables enter the cabinet through the floor of the chamber or through the
back of the cabinet and connect to the CDAS. The door of the cabinet can be held ajar to allow transducers to be re-allocated or opened
completely for servicing. Unused transducers can also be stored in the cabinet out of harm’s way.
The CDAS provides excellent waveform fidelity from integrated acquisition and control functions, with low level sampling at speeds of up
to 192,000 samples per second simultaneously on all channels (using up to 64x oversampling) gives superior low noise performance and
resolution of 20 bit over the full dynamic input signal range (no auto ranging required).
The Hydraulic Power Supply (HPS) utilizes a variable flow pump with a working pressure
up to 210 Bar. The customer can choose either water (heat exchanger) or air (Electric fan)
oil cooling. Features include; low oil, over temperature and dirty filter indication, remote
starting and user selectable working pressure (via TestLab).
TestLab Software allows for real time graphing of results and configurable real time transducer levels display with unprecedented clarity of results and analytical power.TestLab test and
control software caters to all levels of operator experience.
B206 16 Channel CDAS
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Two piece temperature controlled cabinet(s)
Pavetest offers a range of temperature controlled cabinet to complement our DTS-30 and DTS-130 servo-hydraulic Dynamic Testing
Systems (DTS).
Pavetest is the first manufacturer to adopt a two piece temperature controlled cabinet; comprising an insulate cabinet and a temperature
control unit. The cabinet is permanently mounted on the dynamic testing machines, whilst the temperature control unit can be wheeled
away if not required, leaving the back of the chamber open to accommodate longer jigs/specimens that do not require a controlled environment.
The temperature control unit attaches to the cabinet using a magnetic seal. This isolates the cabinet from mechanical vibrations caused by
the refrigeration unit and circulation fans whilst maintaining an air tight seal between the inside and outside of the chamber.
This concept also makes servicing, replacing or upgrading the temperature control unit virtually effortless, because it can be removed without dismantling the machine or disrupting the testing program.
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MAIN FEATURES:
- Two piece concept; makes servicing, replacing or upgrading the
temperature control unit effortless
- Flexible temperature sensor ensures the temperature near the
specimen is accurately controlled
- Operator can monitor, set, adjust or “Auto tune” the temperature controller via the PC
- Heavy duty stainless steel construction
- Powerful re-circulation fans ensure even temperature throughout the chamber
- Triple Glazed, Argon filled, Lo E glass door, with built in heater
Two piece temperature controlled cabinet
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
- DTS-30 Cabinet:
External Dimensions: 2100(h) x 700(w) x 900(d) mm
Internal Dimensions: 1050(h) x 600(w) x 650(d) mm
- Temperature control unit:
External Dimensions: 2100(h) x 760(w) x 600(d) mm
- DTS-130 Cabinet:
External Dimensions: 3000(h) x 1100(w) x 1600(d) mm
Internal Dimensions: 980(h) x 440(w) x 900(d) mm
- Electrical Requirements:
B231: 1.3 kW Single Phase, 230V 50Hz
B232: 1.5 kW Single Phase, 230V 50Hz
- Weight:
110 kg
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B200
AMPT/SPT Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester
The Pavetest AMPT is a servo-hydraulically controlled testing machine specifically designed to perform the three asphalt tests developed
under NCHRP Projects 9-19 and 9-29; Dynamic Modulus, Flow Number and Flow Time.
It is also the prescribed equipment in AASHTO TP 79-09 Standard Method Test for Determining the Dynamic Modulus and Flow Number
for Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) using the Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT).
In addition, the Pavetest AMPT can also perform Direct Tension Cyclic Fatigue, Indirect Tensile Dynamic Modulus, Incremental Repeated
Load Permanent Deformation, Semi-circular bend, and Overlay Testing of Asphalt Mixtures.
The Pavetest AMPT is underpinned by Pavetest’s leading edge CDAS digital controller, TestLab software and a full complement of accessories, hardware and software in perfect unison.
The machine includes:
- 8 Channel Control and Data Acquisition System (CDAS)
& TestLab software
- 30 mm Actuator LVDT
- Load cell (± 15 kN)
- Pressure transducer (± 300 kPa)
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- Temperature transducer (from 0°C to +65°C)
- On-specimen LVDT (2 mm) (3 pieces)
- 105 mm bottom loading platen
- 105 mm top loading platen
B200 AMPT/SPT Asphalt Mixture
Performance Tester
MAIN FEATURES:
- Compact, fully self contained, precision engineered unit.
- Thermoelectric (TE) Heating/Cooling - More reliable and
environmentally friendly than mechanical refrigeration & heating
elements.
- Built-in, silent, air compressor with associated air preparation
equipment – No need for external compressed air supply.
- Patented magnetically mounted on-specimen transducer
system, based on loose core LVDTs.
- Optional Epsilon (extensometer) on-specimen strain
transducers.
- Gauge point fixing jig facilitates gluing gauge points and the (top
and bottom) platens for proposed AMPT Direct Tension Cyclic
Fatigue (S-VECD) Test.
- Dynamic Verification Device.
- The speed of the HPS pump motor is controlled using a
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
- Load capacity: 15 kN (Static) - 13.5 kN (Dynamic)
- Actuator stroke: 30 mm
- Specimen size: 100 mm (dia) x 150 mm (h)
- Temperature range: 4°C to 60°C
- Confining pressure: 0 to 210 kPa
- Noise level: Less than 70 db at 2 m
Power Supply: 230 V 50 Hz 1ph 3,2 kW
Dimensions: 1510(h) x 650(d) x 1220(w) mm
Weight:
300 kg (excluding oil)
B203 verification device with
on-specimen LVDTs and load cell
CONSUMABLE ACCESSORIES:
B201 KIT AMPT Consumables kit. Comprises:
- B253-53 Gauge point (24 pieces)
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- S311-03 100 mm Sealing Rings (Pack of 10)
- S310-03 100 mm Rubber membranes (Pack of 10)
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES:
B202
AMPT Gauge Point Fixing Jig
B203
AMPT Dynamic Verification Device
H009-01 PC complete with LCD monitor 22”, keyboard,
mouse, cables and installation of Testlab software
B202
Gauge point fixing jig
B207 KIT AMPT Indirect Tensile (IDT) kit. Comprises:
- B207-01 AMPT IDT Jig
- B253-01 AASHTO T322 LVDT mounting kit
- B253-03 AASHTO T322 gauge point template (150 mm specimen)
- B290-08 AMPT Miniature LVDT (1 mm) (4 pieces)
- B253-53 Gauge point (32 pieces)
TESTING JIGS:
B204 KIT AMPT Overlay kit. Comprises:
- B204-01 AMPT Overlay jig
B208
AMPT Semi-Circular Bending (SCB) Jig
- B204-02 Pair of Overlay Tester (OT) specimen plates
- B204-03 OT specimen preparation kit
CDAS - Control and Data Acquisition System
Pavetest’s compact Control and Data Acquisition System (CDAS)
delivers unparalleled performance, real time control and ultimate
versatility in acquisition.
The AMPT has a stand-alone CDAS, which is common to all Pavetest
systems.
B205 CDAS 8 channels
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- B201-52 5 Minute, two part epoxy 24 mL
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B210 KIT STAND-ALONE SERVO-PNEUMATIC FOUR POINT BENDING (4PB) SYSTEM
STANDARDS: EN 12697-24 Annex D / EN 12697-26 Annex B / AASHTO T321 / ASTM 03 / ASTM-D7460
The Pavetest Servo-pneumatic Four Point Bending (4PB) System is a servo-pneumatic testing machine utilizing digital control of a high
performance servo valve to provide accurate loading wave shapes up to 60Hz. The 4PB system can be operated in haversine or sinusoidal,
controlled stain or sinusoidal controlled stress mode to determine the flexural stiffness/modulus and resistance to fatigue of asphalt beams
of various sizes.
B210 KIT comprises:
- B210-01 Servo-pneumatic Four Point Bending (4PB) Device with 10 mm actuator LVDT, ± 5 kN load cell. and 2 mm On-specimen LVDT
- B205
8 Channel Control and Data Acquisition System (CDAS) & TestLab software
- B270-12 Air reservoir assembly
Requires pressurized air, minimum 7 bar (not included).
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B210-01
Servo-pneumatic four point apparatus
MAIN FEATURES:
- Robust four point loading frame
- Backlash free rotation and translation on all load and reaction
points
- Fully configurable to suit a large range of testing applications
- High performance servo-valve
- Long life pneumatic actuator
- Digital Servo-pneumatic control
- 2 axis control and 8 channel data acquisition
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
- Load frame Outer clamp span 355.5 mm (14”) and 420 mm
Nominal beam size(s): 50 mm (h) X 50 mm (w)
50 mm (h) X 63.5 mm (w)
70 mm (h) X 70 mm (w)
- Servo actuator Capacity ± 5 kN; Frequency Up to 60 Hz;
Stroke 10 mm
- On-specimen transducer Range ±1 mm; Resolution 0.0002 µm;
Accuracy Better than 5 µm
Power Supply: 90-264V 50/60 Hz 1ph 300 W (B210 KIT)
Dimensions: 600(h) x 250(d) x 570(w) mm (B210-01)
420(h) x 250(d) x 570(w) mm (B212)
Weight:
39 kg
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B210-01
Servo-pneumatic four point apparatus, detail
TECHNICAL FEATURES:
- The specimen is securely clamped using servo-motor driven ball
screws to maintain the prescribed clamping force and accommodate any compliance of the specimen between the clamping surfaces,
during the test. The clamping force is controlled by regulating the
motor current.
- Two switches, located on the front of the device, are used to activate
and release the inner and outer specimen clamps. The four specimen
yokes provide backlash free rotation and translation at all load and
reaction points.
ACCESSORIES:
B210-02 4PB PVC Beam
B210-03 4PB Reference beam
B250-07 KIT Temperature measuring kit comprising:
- B292-01 Temperature transducer (-80°C to +80°C) (2 pieces)
- B250-10 Dummy asphalt specimen
- B250-11 100 mm “O” ring (3 pieces)
- B250-12 Thermal conducting grease (about 56 g)
- Markings on the top clamp pads assist the operator to centre the
beam laterally prior to clamping.
- The servo-pneumatic system uses a bottom loading pneumatic
actuator coupled to a high performance servo valve, with PID
closed-loop control and run time adaptive control to achieve/maintain the requested strain/stress for the duration of the test.
- A low profile, high performance stainless steel ring torsion load cell
is used to measure and control the load and a co-axially mounted
(LVDT) displacement transducer on the actuator is used to position
the centre cradle.
- An on-specimen (LVDT) displacement transducer is used to
measure and control the deflection at the centre of the beam
with respect to the outer load/reaction points, as prescribed in the
relevant standards.
- The Windows based, TestLab software provides a user interface
that is as simple and efficient as possible and application software
according to the above mentioned international Standards.
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES:
Temperature controlled cabinet: -20°C to +70°C to
B221
suit DTS-16 or 4PBA
H009-01 PC complete with LCD monitor 22”, keyboard, mouse,
cables and installation of Testlab software
4PBA on DTS16:
B210-01 Servo-pneumatic Four Point Bending (4PB) device with
10 mm actuator LVDT, ± 5 kN load cell and 2 mm
Onspecimen LVDT
4PBA on DTS30:
B212
4PB JIG
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OVERLAY TESTER
The Pavetest Overlay Tester is a servo-pneumatic controlled testing machine utilizing digital control of a high performance servo valve
to provide accurate loading wave shapes up to 60Hz, specifically designed to determine the susceptibility of asphalt mixtures to cracking
according to Texas DOT test procedure Tex-248-F and proposed ASTM Standard WK 26816.
The machine applies cyclic loading to a specimen that is cut from a 150 mm diameter sample into the shape of a rounded end beam. The
system comprises a load frame, with one fixed and one moving plate, temperature control system, Control and Data Acquisition System
(CDAS) and silent air compressor. The specimen is glued to two plates and this assembly is placed in the machine for testing. This is
intended to simulate the action of movement under an asphalt overlay to assess how failure might occur in the field due to factors such as
thermal expansion / contraction and reflective cracking.
The Pavetest Overlay Tester is underpinned by Pavetest’s leading edge CDAS digital controller, TestLab software and all the necessary accessories, hardware and software in perfect unison.
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Overlay tester
MAIN FEATURES:
- Compact, fully self contained, precision engineered unit
- Thermoelectric (TE) Heating/Cooling - More reliable and
envronmentally friendly than mechanical refrigeration & heating
elements
- Silent, air compressor with associated air preparation equipment
- No need for external compressed air supply
- Built in verification (Dial gauge)
- Integral stand with wheels
- Specimen preparation kit
- Additional specimen plates
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
- Load Capacity:
Up to 16 kN (Static)
- Actuator stroke: 10 mm
- Temperature range: 10 to 60°C
- Power supply:
120 V 60 Hz or 230 V 50 Hz
- Noise Level:
Less than 70 db at 2 m
- Dimensions:
980 (h) x 440 (d) x 1020 (w) mm
CDAS Digital Controller:
Pavetest’s compact Control and Data Acquisition System (CDAS) delivers unparalleled performance, real time control and ultimate versatility
in acquisition. The CDAS provides excellent waveform fidelity from integrated acquisition and control functions, with low level sampling at
speeds of up to 192,000 samples per second simultaneously on all channels (using up to 64x oversampling) gives superior low noise performance and resolution of 20 bit over the full dynamic input signal range (no auto ranging required).
TestLab Software:
Developed with ultimate flexibility in mind, TestLab test and control software caters to all levels of operator experience. By use of preprogrammed “Method files”, an inexperienced operator can run a range of international test methods without the need for any programming.
Moreover, a test “Wizard”, available with popular tests can guide the operator step by step based on a “recipe book” approach. Most importantly, the experienced engineer and/or researcher need not be constrained by the functions and analysis in the method files provided. The
operator may, clone, modify and/or generate his/her own method file to suit their specific requirements. The Excel based data analysis offers
the operator the flexibility to implement alternative analysis and customized reporting facilities.
TestLab allows for real time graphing of results and configurable real time transducer levels display with unprecedented clarity of results and
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TES T C O NF IGU R ATIONS
RELEVANT
STANDARD(S)
WITH DYNAMIC
SYSTEM
B250 KIT • IDTM
Indirect Tensile Modulus
Comprises:
B250-01 Basic IDT Jig
AASHTO TP31
Resilient modulus of bituminous
mixtures by indirect tension
B220-01 KIT Manual
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
ASTM D4123
Indirect Tension Test for Resilient
Modulus of Bituminous Mixtures
B220-02 KIT Motorized
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
AS/NZS 2891.13.1
Resilient modulus of asphalt - Indirect
tensile method
B230 DTS-30 with Climatic
chamber (B231 or B232)
B250-08 Yoke
B250-09 Assembly for B250 KIT
B290-01 LVDT (0,2 mm)
(2 pieces)
EN 12697-26
Annex C - Indirect tension to cylindrical
specimens (IT-CY)
B251 KIT • IDTF
Indirect Tensile Fatigue
Comprises:
B250-01 Basic IDT Jig
EN 12697-24
Annex E – Indirect tensile test on
cylindrical shaped specimens
B240 DTS-130 with Climatic
chamber (B241 or B242)
B220-01 KIT Manual
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
B290-03 LVDT, double ball
ended (3,75 mm) (2 pieces)
B220-02 KIT Motorized
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
B251-01 LVDT mounting strip
gluing jig
B230 DTS-30 with Climatic
chamber (B231 or B232)
B240 DTS-130 with Climatic
chamber (B241 or B242)
B260 KIT • UCC
Uniaxial cyclic compression
Comprises:
B260-01 Base assembly
EN 12697-25
Cyclic compression.
Test Method A - Uniaxial cyclic
compression test with confinement
B260-02 Chamfered top platen
B290-02 LVDT (10 mm) (2 pieces)
ACCESSORIES
B250-03 Asphalt proving ring
B250-04 100 mm diameter PVC
specimen
B250-05 150 mm diameter PVC
specimen
B250-06 KIT Torque screwdriver
(B250-13) with hexagonal head 4 mm
(B250-14)
B251-51 Pair of LVDT
mounting strip to suit 100 mm
specimen (needed accessory)
And/or
B251-52 Pair of LVDT
mounting strip to suit 150 mm
specimen (needed accessory)
B201-52 5 Minute, two
part epoxy 24 mL
B220-01 KIT Manual
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
B220-02 KIT Motorized
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
B230 DTS-30 with Climatic
chamber (B231 or B232)
B240 DTS-130 with Climatic
chamber (B241 or B242)
B253 KIT • IDTOS
Indirect Tensile modulus, creep
compliance and strength using
on-specimen transducers
Comprises:
B250-01 Basic IDT Jig
B253-01 AASHTO T322 LVDT
mounting kit
B290-04 Miniature LVDT
(1 mm) (4 pieces)
B253-02 AASHTO T322
gauge point template (100 mm
specimen)
B253-03 AASHTO T322
gauge point template (150 mm
specimen)
ASTM D7369
Resilient Modulus of Bituminous
Mixtures by Indirect Tension Test
B220-01 KIT Manual
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
AASHTO T 322
Creep Compliance and Strength of
Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) Using the
Indirect Tensile Test Device
B220-02 KIT Motorized
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
B230 DTS-30 with Climatic
chamber (B231 or B232)
B240 DTS-130 with Climatic
chamber (B241 or B242)
PICTURE
B253-53 Gauge point
(needed accessory)
B201-52 5 Minute, two part
epoxy 24 mL
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TE ST C O N F I G U R AT I O N S
TESTING KIT
RELEVANT
STANDARD(S)
WITH DYNAMIC
SYSTEM
ACCESSORIES
B212 • 4PB
Four Point Bending for use with
Pavetest B230
AASHTO T 321
Fatigue Life of Compacted Hot-Mix
Asphalt (HMA) Subjected to Repeated
Flexural Bending
B230 DTS-30 with Climatic
chamber (B231 or B232)
B210-02
4PB PVC Beam
PICTURE
B210-03
4PB Reference beam
ASTM D7460
Fatigue Failure of Compacted Asphalt
Concrete Subjected to Repeated
Flexural Bending
AG:PT/T233 & ASTM 03
Fatigue life of compacted bituminous
mixes subject to repeated flexural bending
EN 12697-24
Annex D - Four point bending test on
prismatic shaped specimens
EN 12697-26
Annex B - Four point bending test on
prismatic specimens (4PB-PR)
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B280 KIT • 2PB
Two Point Bending (2PB) to suit
B230.
Comprises:
B280-01 2PB Jig
B280-51 2PB Mounting plate
(25 mm apex)
EN 12697-24
Annex A - Two-point bending test on
trapezoidal shaped specimens (2PB-TR)
B230
DTS-30 with Climatic chamber
(B231 or B232)
EN 12697-26
Annex A - Two point bending test on
trapezoidal specimens (2PB-TR)
B290-05 LVDT (2 mm)
(needed accessory)
B280-02 Two point Bending
(2PB) gluing jig
B201-52 5 Minute,
two part epoxy 24 mL
B280-52 2PB Mounting plate
(50 mm apex)
B280-53 2PB Mounting plate
(base)
B261 KIT • PD
Permanent deformation
Comprises:
B260-01 Base assembly
B260-03 100 mm top platen
AS/NZS 2891.12.1
Determination of the
permanent compressive strain
characteristics of asphalt - Dynamic
creep test
B290-02 LVDT (10 mm)
(2 pieces)
B220-01 KIT Manual
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
B260-04 150 mm top platen
B261 KIT
B220-02 KIT Motorized
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
B230 DTS-30 with Climatic
chamber (B231 or B232)
B240 DTS-130 with Climatic
chamber (B241 or B242)
B262 KIT
B255 KIT • E*
Dynamic modulus
Comprises:
B200-02 105 mm bottom
loading platen
B200-03 105 mm top loading
platen
B253-04 AASHTO T342 LVDT
mounting kit (3 pieces)
B290-06 LVDT (1 mm)
(3 pieces)
B253-05 Screwdriver hex bit
with spherical head size 2 mm
AASHTO T342
Determining Dynamic Modulus of Hot
Mix Asphalt (HMA)
B230 DTS-30 with Climatic
chamber (B231 or B232)
B240 DTS-130 with Climatic
chamber (B241 or B242)
B202 AMPT Gauge Point Fixing Jig
B203 AMPT Dynamic Verification
Device
B253-53 AASHTO T342 gauge
point
B201-52 5 Minute, two part
epoxy 24 mL
TES T C O NF IGU R ATIONS
TESTING KIT
RELEVANT
STANDARD(S)
WITH DYNAMIC
SYSTEM
ACCESSORIES
B271 KIT • CCT
Cyclic triaxial compression
Comprises:
B270-01 Triaxial cell,
suitable for 100 mm dia., up to 200 mm
height specimens
EN 12697-25
Cyclic compression.
Test Method B - Triaxial cyclic
ompression test
B220-01 KIT Manual
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
B290-02 Displacement transducer
(10 mm) (2 pieces needed)
B220-02 KIT Motorized
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
B270-02 Triaxial cell external LVDT
mounting kit
B230 DTS-30 with Climatic
chamber (B231 or B232)
B293-02 Pressure transducer
(± 600 kPa)
B240 DTS-130 with Climatic
chamber (B241 or B242)
B270-06 110 mm diameter top
loading platen for EN 12697-25B
PICTURE
B270-04 Air reservoir assembly
confining pressure upgrade kit
(needed accessory for DTS-16)
or
B270-03 Air reservoir assembly
with confining pressure control
(needed accessory for DTS-30/130)
Requires pressurized air, minimum 7
bar (not included)
B270-15 110 mm diameter base
pedestal for 100 mm height specimen
AASHTO T307
Determining the resilient modulus
of soils and
aggregate materials
B270-02 Triaxial cell external
LVDT mounting kit
B220-01 KIT Manual
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
B220-02 KIT Motorized
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
B230 DTS-30 with Climatic
chamber (B231 or B232)
B293-02 Pressure transducer
(± 600 kPa)
B240 DTS-130 with Climatic
chamber (B241 or B242)
S315-07 100 mm diameter
bott om platen
B290-02 Displacement transducer
(10 mm) (2 pieces needed)
B270-04 Air reservoir assembly
confining pressure upgrade kit
(needed accessory for DTS-16)
or
B270-03 Air reservoir assembly
with confining pressure control
(needed accessory for DTS-30/130)
Requires pressurized air, minimum 7
bar (not included)
S314-03 100 mm diameter top
platen
B254 KIT • SCB
Semi-Circular Bending
Comprises:
B254-01 SCB kit
EN 12697-44
Tensile Strength and Fracture
Toughness-Crack Propagation
B254-51 SCB wear plate (2 pieces)
B220-01 KIT Manual DTS-16
with Climatic chamber (B221)
B250-01 Basic Indirect Tensile Jig
(needed accessory)
B220-02 KIT Motorized
DTS-16 with Climatic chamber
(B221)
B290-07 Deformation gauge
B230 DTS-30 with Climatic
chamber (B231 or B232)
B240 DTS-130 with Climatic
chamber (B241 or B242)
B282 KIT • TSRST
Thermal Stress Restrained Specimen Test
Comprises:
B282-01 TSRST Temp. Transducer
(-80°C to +80°C) (3 pieces)
B282-02 Rod End (2 pieces)
AASHTO TP10
Thermal Stress Restrained Specimen Tensile Strength
EN 12697-46
Low Temperature Cracking and
Properties by Uniaxial Tension
B230 DTS-30 with Climatic
chamber (B232)
B290-09 Displacement transducer
(5 mm) (2 pieces needed)
B240 DTS-130 with Climatic
chamber (B242)
B282-07 Tension platen gluing Jig
(2 pieces needed)
B261-01 B230/B240 tension base
(needed accessory for DTS30/130)
B282-03 Clevis Yoke and Pin (2 pieces)
B282-04 Platen (2 pieces)
B282-05 LVDT Holder (2 pieces)
B282-06 Invar Rod (250 mm long)
(2 pieces)
B261-01 B230/B240 tension base
B282-07 Multi tack adhesive squares
B264 KIT · DT
Direct tension testing kit
Comprises:
B261-01 B230/B240 tension base
B261-02 Spherical seat coupling
(2 pieces)
B261-03 100 mm tension platen
(2 pieces)
EN 12697-26
Annex E - Test applying direct
tension to cylindrical specimens
(DT-CY) or to prismatic specimens
(DT-PR)
Annex D - Direct tensioncompression test on cylindrical
specimens (DTC-CY)
AASHTO TP 107-14
Standard Method of Test for
Determining the Damage
Characteristic Curve of Asphalt
Mixtures from Direct Tension
Cyclic Fatigue Tests
B230 DTS-30 with Climatic
chamber (B232)
B253-04 AASHTO T342 LVDT
mounting kit (3 pieces needed)
B240 DTS-130 with Climatic
chamber (B242)
B290-06 LVDT (1 mm)
(3 pieces needed)
B253-05 Screwdriver hex bit with
spherical head size 2 mm
B201-52 5 Minute, two part
epoxy 24 mL
B202 Gauge point fixing jig
B253-53 Gauge Point
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B272 KIT • TRM
Triaxial resilient modulus
Comprises:
B270-01 Triaxial cell,
suit able for 100 mm dia.,
up to 200 mm height specimens
DY NAMIC TES TING S YS TEMS F O R AS P HA LT
B284 KIT Disk-Shaped Compact Tension Test Kit
This test is used to determine the fracture energy (Gf) of asphalt mixtures using the diskshaped compact tension (DC(T)) geometry. The
fracture energy is a good indicator of the fracture resistance of asphalt concrete. Fracture energy is also useful in the evaluation of mixtures
with polymer-modified binders and has been shown to discriminate between these materials better than the indirect tensile strength test.
This test is generally valid for specimens that are tested at temperatures of 10°C or below.
MAIN FEATURES:
- Precision machined using stainless steel
- Designed specifically for 150mm disk shaped specimen
- Easy set-up and specimen replacement
- Suitable for DTS-30 or DTS-130 Dynamic Testing System(s)
RELEVANT TESTING STANDARD:
- ASTM D7313-07a Determining Fracture Energy of AsphaltAggregate Mixtures Using the Disk-Shaped Compact Tension
Geometry
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Dimensions: 400(h) x 140(w) x 40(d) mm
Weight:10kg
ORDERING INFORMATION:
B284 KITDisk Shaped Compact Tension test kit
B284-01 Epsilon (Model 3541) Clip-On Extensometer,
with in-line signal conditioner
or
B290-07 Deformation gauge, with in-line signal conditioner
C090-18 Knife edge (Pack of 24)
B284 KIT Disk-Shaped Compact Tension Test Kit
DYN A M I C T E S T I N G S YS T E M S F O R AS P HALT
B283 KIT Uniaxial Thermal Stress and Strain Test (UTSST) Upgrade Kit
This test is used to determine the thermal visco-elastic properties of field cored or laboratory compacted asphalt mixture specimens by
measuring the thermally induced stress and strain while being cooled at a constant temperature. In conjunction with the (B282-KIT) TSRST,
this kit can also be used to determine:
-
Thermal stress curve of asphalt mixture during cooling.
Thermal strain of asphalt mixtures as a function of temperature.
Thermal relaxation modulus of asphalt mixture as a function of temperature and reduced time domain at a reference temperature.
Thermal visco-elastic properties of asphalt mixture: viscous flow, viscous-glassy transition, glassy hardening, crack initiation and fracture
properties.
MAIN FEATURES:
- Frictionless (ball bearing) specimen support rollers
- Invar rods
- Roller supports precision machined using stainless steel
- Easy set-up and specimen replacement
- Suitable for DTS-130 Dynamic Testing System
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RELEVANT TESTING STANDARD:
AASHTO TP XX- (2013) Determining Thermal Visco-Elastic Properties of Asphalt Mixtures Using the Uniaxial Thermal Stress and Strain
Test (UTSST)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Dimensions: Base Plate: 50(h) x 300(w) x 180(d) mm
Invar Rod anchor: 10 mm x Ø20 mm
Invar Rod: 250 mm
Weight:
15 kg
ORDERING INFORMATION:
B283 KIT Uniaxial Thermal Stress and Strain Test (UTSST) Kit
B290-06 LVDT (1mm) - two required
B283-01 Invar Rod anchor (Pack of 10)
B283-02 Uniaxial Thermal Stress and Strain Test (UTSST) gluing Kit
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B041
GYROTRONIC - Superpave Gyratory Compactor, Matest made
section B
STANDARDS: EN 12697-10, EN 12697-31 / ASTM D6925 / AASHTO T312 / SHRP M-002
This Gyratory Compactor, entirely developed and manufactured by Matest, is used to simulate and reproduce the real
compaction conditions under actual road paving operations, hence determining the compaction properties of the asphalt.
Such compaction is achieved in a fully automatic way, by combining the rotary action and the vertical resultant force applied by a mechanical head.
The Compactor comprises a highly rigid steel frame ensuring excellent angle control.
Load is applied by an electro-pneumatic cylinder, servo-controlled by a precision pressure regulator; the height is measured by a linear
transducer.
Gyratory motion is generated by an eccentric high precision system allowing an easy set up with precision and constant angle of gyration.
The rotation speed is controlled by an inverter through on board
computer control.
Using the proper perforated mould, the Compactor is able to run
tests also on cold emulsified asphalt mix.
The acquired results are also employed in the investigation of volumetric and mechanical characteristics of the asphalt mix.
ThemachineiscalibratedatMatestfactorywiththeinternal
anglesetaccordingtotheStandardchosenbythecustomer:
- Anglesetto1,16°tomeetASTMD6925,AASHTOT312,
SHRP M-002
- Anglesetto0,82°tomeetEN12697-10,EN12697-31
B041
Test execution
(data plot)
Setting of test parameters
B041-20
MAIN FEATURES:
- Highly rigid steel frame ensuring excellent angle control, to meet the strict tollerances requested by EN Specifications.
- Electro-pneumatic action with servo-controlled regulator.
- Electronic control unit with touch screen color display, that runs like a standard PC based on Windows operating system.
- Software for acquisition and PC data processing.
The touch-screen icon interface allows an easy set up of the parameters and immediate automatic execution of the test, data acquisition,
processing, graphics and file.
Direct connection to Intranet (connection to a LAN network) and Internet to establish a remote communication and receive an immediate
diagnostic analysis of the potential problem from Matest technicians, or for software updates.
Unlimited memory storage with: 2 USB ports, 1 SD card.
Hardware technical details: see catalogue at page 24.
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ACCESSORIES to perform the test:
B041-05 Hardened specimen cylinder 100 mm dia complete
with bottom plate
B041-06 Hardened specimen cylinder 150 mm dia complete
with bottom plate
B041-08 Hardened specimen cylinder 100 mm dia with holes for
cold mix compaction, complete with bottom plate
B041-09 Hardened specimen cylinder 150 mm dia with holes for
cold mix compaction, complete with bottom plate
B041-11 Top penetration piston 100 mm dia
B041-12 Top penetration piston 150 mm dia
Metallic discs, to make easier the handling of specimens after the
test, strongly recommended accessory for low-cohesion mixtures,
such as draining asphalts:
B041-23extruderwithmould
B041-13 Metallic disc for 100mm dia moulds. Pack of 2
B041-14 Metallic disc for 150mm dia moulds. Pack of 2
Paper discs, to prevent asphalt from sticking to the piston and the
mould’s base plate, and to absorb bitumen in excess:
B041-15 Filter paper for 100mm dia moulds. Pack of 100
B041-16 Filter paper for 150mm dia moulds. Pack of 100
Hollow Punches for Gyratory Compactor:
Used to maintain the core in the right shape and store cohesive
asphalt samples after compaction.
Some asphalt mixes can be very unstable due to their high void
ratio and large particle size. Wrapping the sample around the
hollow punch will prevent it from crumbling down or receiving
physical deformations once it is ejected from the mould.
The material will then settle down and assume its stiff properties
once it cools down after compaction:
V207
Air Compressor, pressure 10 bar.
Technical details: see page 454
B041-35 Filter group for condensed water removal from the
compressed air. (NecessaryAccessory).
B041-19 Worktop for B041-01 and B041-01 EN, it can also accept the pneumatic specimen extruder (B041-23) and
the integrated balance (B041-26)
B041-23 Pneumatic automatic specimen extruder, it can be fixed
to the worktop B041-20, or to any bench.
Test data plot
B041-06
ACCESSORIES for the Gyratory Compactor:
B041-20 Worktop for B041 and B041EN, it can also accept
the pneumatic specimen extruder (B041-23) and the
integrated balance (B041-26)
B041-17
Hollow Punch to stabilize
and to mature the sample
100 mm dia.
B041-18
Hollow Punch to stabilize
and to mature the sample
150 mm dia.
B041-18
B041-17
B041-05
B041-05
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B041-09
B041-08
B041-06
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B041-26
BALANCE, “integrated” into the worktop, to facilitate the sample and the mould weightings, by avoiding the
stress of lifting them.
The weighting reading values are directly and automatically
displayed on the control panel of the Compactor.
Capacity: 30 kg
Accuracy: +/- 6 g
B041-06
V075-13
B041-21
WHEELS (kit of 4) with brake,
for an easy displacement of the
Compactor in the laboratory.
B041-27
BENCH for lateral bearing of a weighting balance.
Suggested balances:
V075-13 Capacity 30kg div. 0,5g
or:
B041-24 Capacity 30kg div. 0,1g
as requested by EN
(or a balance of the customer)
section B
As alternative:
B041-27
B041-21
Test configuration (balance)
B041-26
End test data (with shear stress value)
B041-31
B041-30
B041-35
B041-15
B041-16
B041-30 Vertical force testing device with load ring.
As alternative:
B041-31 Vertical force testing device with digital dynamometer.
B041-33
B041-33
Kit of 2 distance pieces of 105 and 115 mm high for the control of
the height values measured by the linear transducer.
Final report
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B041-28
GAM - Gyratory internal Angle Measurer
STANDARDS: EN 12697-31 / ASTM D7115 / AASHTO T344
This Gyratory Angle Measurer has been designed by MATEST to provide an angle validating device which can be used by
the operator to carry on the calibration of the Gyratory Compactor.
The device perfectly simulates a HMA specimen as it generates an equivalent tilting moment and shear forces.
section B
GAM can cover a wide range of angles, including the ones specified by EN and ASTM Standards.
The device allows to perform TOP and BOTTOM angle measurements as specified by the Standards; the average of the obtained values is
then considered as the “internal angle of the machine”.
An excel spreadsheet, which is supplied along with the device, is used for data acquisition and processing, and provides the precise value of
the internal angle according to the calculation procedure specified by EN 12697-31 (Annex-C) and AASHTO T344.
The spreadsheet allows to plot several graphs showing the measured data and it also provides some important indexes about the quality of
the data.
MAIN FEATURES:
- High accuracy of the measured data
- The device is supplied complete with:
• TwodifferentringstoperformtestseitherwithM=240Nm
orM=425Nm
• Upperandlowerbaseplate
• RS232cable
• Strongpracticalsuitcase
• Calibrationcertificate
- Data are read by GAM and then downloaded (via RS232 cable)
all together at the end of the measurements, with no need to
connect the device to the PC after each measurement
- Possibility to repeat even just one of the measurement, and lately include it in the calculation
spreadsheet
- Data processing is carried out by a specific spreadsheet, which also allows to create the final calibration certificate
- No need for power supply since the device is battery operated.
Also it has an energy saving feature which automatically switch off
the device if it is not being used for a while.
B041-28
B041-50
TECHNICAL DETAILS:
- Connection to PC through RS232 cable
- Three modes of data acquisition: Single, Partial or Complete
- Accuracy: more than 0.01°, as requested by the Standards
Power supply: n°2 batteries 1.5V type AA
Dimensions: Diameter 150mm , Height 115mm
Weight: 5.6 kg
ACCESSORIES:
B041-50 GAM CALIBRATION-CHECKING set to ASTM
(1.16° angle). The set is composed by two square rules.
Supplied complete with factory certificate.
B041-51 GAM CALIBRATION-CHECKING set to EN
(0.82° angle). The set is composed by two square rules.
Supplied complete with factory certificate.
B041-55 ACCREDIA Official Calibration Certificate of the angle,
for the square rules (ASTM and EN).
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Excel spreadsheet: it allows several operation to be carried on
(data acquisition, data processing, visualization of graphs,…)
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ARC
ASPHALT ROLLER COMPACTOR
section B
meets and exceeds EN 12697-33
THE FIRST ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM
FOR THE BEST SPECIMEN DENSITY
HOT
ROLL
HIGH
LOAD
HEATED
CART
MULTI
SIZE
THERMAL
SHOCK
PREVENTION
PERFECT
SLAB
FLATNESS
B039
ARC - Asphalt Roller Compactor
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
- Possibility to use standardorheatedsegmentrollersofdifferentsizes
(see accessories): width up to 400 mm, length up to 500 mm and
radius 490 mm, to obtain slabs of
320x260 mm, thick up to 180 mm
305x305x25 to 100 mm thick
400x305x25 to 100 mm thick
500x400 mm, thick up to 180mm
- Vertical force selectable up to max. 40 kN
- Programmabledensitytargetcompaction
- Policarbonate safety guard as requested by CE Directive
- Possibility to performthetwo-phaseprocedure(Pre-compaction
andCompaction) as specified by TP Asphalt-StB 33 or even just
oneofthem
- The required n° of passes can be set before starting the test
allowing an accurate test control by n° of passes
- Slidingcarriagespeedadjustable between 3 m/min and 12 m/min
- Detailedoutputfile listing each pass and displaying duration,
sample height, applied load and eventual roller and cart temperature
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B039
ARC - Asphalt Roller Compactor, Electromechanical system
section B
High load, hot roll, multi size
STANDARD: EN 12697-33
Asphalt Roller Compactor is entirely developed and manufactured by Matest. The machine works with an electromechanical
system,andthereforeitdoesnotrequireanyairsource(compressor)orhydraulicpressure.
It is used to produce representative sample slabs of several dimensions of bituminous mixtures laid and compacted on site.
The compaction is performed through a segmented roller with alternated operated rotation which simulates the on-site action of a street
roller. The compaction cycle can be programmed in accordance to a certain load or deformation value.
The flexibility of the program grants the production of samples with uniform density and dimensions, fully meeting Standards specifications
and research requirements; these samples are compatible for rut test with Matest Wheel Tracking apparatus B038 (see page 98).
The sample slabs can be also cored or cut off to obtain cylinders and beams for bending fatigue, indirect tensile, static and dynamic creep,
stiffness, and 4-point tests.
B039
MAIN FEATURES:
- Sturdyframemadeofsteel
- Mould supporting table with alternating displacement system, for
table displacement and vertical load pressure
- IntegratedtouchscreencontrolunitbasedonWindowsoperatingsystem. The control unit runs like a standard PC for the
management and analysis of data, test results, graphs.
- Simple and quick roller and mould positioning
- Perfecthorizontalflatnessoftheslabsurface
- Uniformdensityanddimensionsoftheslabs
- Easy to maintain
The touch-screeniconinterface allows an easy set up of the
parameters and an immediate execution of the test.
- Direct Internet and Intranet (LAN) connectionforremote
technical assistance. This features allows operators to establish
a remote communication and receive software updates or an
immediate diagnostic analysis of the potential problem from
Matest technicians. Hardware technical details: see pag. 24
- Unlimitedmemorystorage with: 2 USB ports,1 SD card slot.
- Heatingofthesegmentroller (optional)
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Three transducers are installed to manage the roller and table
displacements and vertical load pressure.
Thecompactioncyclecanbeprogrammeduptoacertainload
ordeformationvalue. When deformation value is programmed, the
system automatically programs the suitable loads to obtain
the selected final thickness.
Theflexibilityoftheprogramgrantstheproductionofsamples
withuniformdensityanddimensions,fullymeetingStandardsSpec.
andResearchrequirements.
A friendly and easy to use interface allows an immediate and fully
automatic test execution, data acquisition and processing, test
report and file.
section B
Detail of
mould and
roller
The Roller Compactor is supplied “without” roller segment, slab mould,
centering plate, that must be ordered separately (see accessories).
Power supply: 230V 50/60Hz 1ph 2100W (3100W with the heated
segment roller)
Dimensions: 2200x1030 xh 1880 mm (2410mm with opened guard)
Weight: 1300 kg
ACCESSORIES:
“STANDARD” SEGMENT ROLLER, available dimensions:
B039-04 ROLLER for 320x260mm mould
B039-05 ROLLER for 500x400mm mould
B039-06 ROLLER for 400x305mm mould
B039-07 ROLLER for 305x305mm mould
MOULD to prepare asphalt slabs. Complete with handles.
Available dimensions:
B038-09 MOULD for slabs 320x260x180mm
B038-10 MOULD for slabs 305x305x50mm
B038-11 MOULD for slabs 305x305x100mm
B038-12 MOULD for slabs 400x305x50mm (no handles)
B038-13 MOULD for slabs 400x305x100mm
B038-18 MOULD for slabs 500x400x180mm
B038-19 MOULD for slabs 400x305x120mm
B038-20 MOULD for slabs 320x260x50mm
B039-21 Centering Plate for 400x305mm mould
B039-22 Centering Plate for 305x305mm mould
B039-23 Centering Plate for 320x260mm mould
B039-06
B039-07
B039-22
B039-21
Heating of Segment Roller and Sliding Cart
Possibility to heat and control temperature of the Segment Roller
mounted on the Compactor and Sliding Carriage to keep the
mould warm and avoid thermal shocks the might affect specimen’s
workability
The equipment is composed by:
B039-02
Control Unit
B039-15 ROLLING VIBRATING DEVICE, reproducing
street-roller vibrations during asphalt laying off.
Mounted in the Roller Compactor, it foresees a thermoregulator
circuit, complete with probe to measure and to adjust the temperature from room up to 180°C.
It is connected to the segment roller equipped with heating resistances.
B038-18
“HEATED” SEGMENT ROLLER, complete with heating resistances.
Available dimensions:
B039-04R ROLLER for 320x260mm mould
B039-05R ROLLER for 500x400mm mould
B039-06R ROLLER for 400x305mm mould
B039-07R ROLLER for 305x305mm mould
B038-13
B039-03
Sliding Cart Heating Option
B039-06R
B039-05R
Thermoregulated circuit with temperature probe to set and control
cart temperature and keep mould hot
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section B
ASC - Asphalt Shear box Compactor
Asphalt technologists are acutely aware of the importance of a representative specimen during any laboratory performance testing.
The precise shearing motion of the ASC replicates the conditions of field compaction in order to reproduce the field properties of asphalt,
quickly and easily under the controlled conditions of a laboratory.
The ASC compacts large asphalt prisms that can be sawn to produce four to six beams or slabs for laboratory wheel tracking; or the prism
can be cored to produce three to four 100mm diameter cylinders, all having essentially identical properties.
The electronic control unit with touch screen color display oper
oper-ates like a standard Windows based PC for the management and
analysis of the data, test results and graphs.
The user friendly touch-screen icon interface allows for easy
set up parameter entry, enables immediate (fully automatic test
execution) data acquisition/processing, test report, and data file
generation.
A LAN connection to Intranet/Internet enables remote
communication to receive immediate diagnostic
analysis and technical support from Matest
technicians, and/or software updates.
B039A
During the compaction process a lateral displacement is applied to the specimen along with a vertical load, which results in a shearing
action that makes the compaction similar to the the on-field one.
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MAIN FEATURES:
• Extremelysturdyfabricatedframecombinedwithprecisionmachinedcomponents
• Servohydraulicverticalramwithintegralhydraulicpowersupply
• Precisionelectro-mechanicalshearingmotion
• Integralspecimenextruder
• Electroniccontrolunitwithtouchscreencolordisplay(noneedforPC)
• Unlimitedmemorystoragewith:2USBports,1SDcardslot,RS232/485serialport
• Thecompactioncyclecanbeprogrammedbyspecifyingverticalstress/loadandtestterminationconditions;Numberofcycles,Specimen
height and/or density
• ASCcanbeequippedwithaloadcellforshearstressmeasurement,uponrequest
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION:
Vertical force:
Shearing force:
Shear angle:
Shearing cycle rate:
Mould width:
Mould length:
Mould surface finish (inside):
Mould surface hardness:
Mould capacity:
Loading platen width:
Loading platen length:
Loading platen smoothness:
Loading platen surface hardness:
Number of cycles:
Vertical stress:
Compaction height:
Power supply:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Up to 100kN
Up to 50kN
4° ± 0.1°
3 ± 0.1 gyrations per minute
150mm ± 0.1mm
450mm ± 0.1mm
Smoother than 0.4µm rms
More than 48 Rockwell C
Approx. 20 litres
149mm ± 0.2mm
449mm ± 0.2mm
Smoother than 0.4µm rms
More than 48 Rockwell C
Up to 100
0.1 to 1.5MPa ± 0.01MPa
145mm to 185mm ± 0.1mm
230V 1ph 50/60Hz
788x1360x(H)1314mm
1200 kg
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BITU MEN - A SPHALT
Test parameters during compaction
ACCESSORIES:
B039A-01 Loading Chute
B039A-02 Tray (2 off)
B039A-03 Spreading comb
B039A-04 Leveling blade
Height-Cycles and Density-Cycles curves during
compaction
Specimen is extruded after the machine has completed the specified number of cycles,
or when the required specimen height has been reached.
An automatic extruder allows an easy extraction of the compacted specimen.
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B038
UNITRACKER - Single Wheel Tracking Apparatus
STANDARDS: EN 12697-22 / BS 598:110
This test, developed in laboratory, consists in evaluating the deformation (rut) depth of a bituminous mixture subjected to cycles of passes
of a loaded rubber wheel under constant and controlled temperature conditions.
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To perform the test, a wheel tracking apparatus is used to simulate the effect of traffic and to measure the deformation susceptibility of the
bituminous sample.
Matest wheel tracker performs the test as per procedures A and B (6 or 2 tests), clearly specified by the EN Standard.
Technicalspecifications
- The machine fully satisfies both EN 12697-22
and BS 598:110 Specifications.
- Travel of the table: 230 +/- 5 mm
- Table cycle frequency: adjustable 15 to 40
cycles per minute.
- Hard rubber tyred wheel having outside
diameter 200 mm
- Wheel load on the sample:
700N +/-10N (EN 12697-22)
or 520N (BS 598:110)
The load is applied on the sample through
a lever.
The effective load applied on the sample
can be adjusted by micrometrical weights
positioning.
- Continuous real time rut depth measurement
(penetration of the wheel into the sample)
through a linear transducer 40 mm travel
by 0,01 mm accuracy.
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- The test frame is made of robust aluminium alloy and it is contained in a climatic cabinet with adjustable temperature
from 30 to 65°C. +/- 1.0°C
The cabinet is equipped with two doors with insulated glass for inspection
- The sample table has dimensions: 400 x 390 mm and can accept
rectangular slabs of several sizes:
305 x 305 mm, 50 or 100 mm high
305 x 400 mm, 50 or 100 mm high
200 mm dia. core samples, 50 mm high
The sample confinement frames are not included and have to be
ordered separately (see accessories)
- Matestwheeltrackeracceptsalsosampleswithdimensionsup
to400x500mm,180mmhigh(thismouldcanbecompacted
withMatestRollerCompactor)
- The machine is supplied complete with adaptors for a correct
mould positioning and locking
- The wheel tracker is equipped with 3 temperature probes:
1 probe, connected to the thermoregulator, for the control and
adjustment of the cabinet temperature.
2 probes for temperature measurement inside the specimen.
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Firmware
The multilingual testing firmware allows:
- Management and automatic control of machine and test.
- Setup of all test parameters.
- Test data acquisition and processing
- Real time display of: number of cycles, rut depth, temperatures.
Real time cycle rate will also be displayed when using a serial
connection to PC
- Calibration menu for setting and checking all test data.
- From the control board, it is possible to select parameters, set
data acquisition and processing according to EN and BS test
procedures, with:
Identification data of the sample (slab) under test.
Cycle frequency.
Number of passes to end the test.
Max rut depth to end the test.
Sampling frequency of the rut depth.
Testing temperature.
Sample (slab) thickness.
B038 detail
The use of the B038 Wheel Tracker requires connection to a PC
with Windows 98, 2000, XP minimum requirements.
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Hardware
- Data acquisition and processing system fully managed by microprocessor.
- Multifunctions keyboard with encoder for easy and rapid setup
- Large graphic display 320x240 pixel.
- RS 232 port for connection to PC.
Power supply: 230V 50/60Hz 1ph 2200W
Power rating of the table: 500 W
Dimensions: 1580 x 650 xh 1790 mm
Weight: 400 kg approx.
B038-13
B038-18
ACCESSORIES:
* B038-09 MOULD with HANDLES
size 320 x 260 x 180 mm
* B038-10 MOULD with HANDLES
size 305 x 305 x 50 mm
* B038-11 MOULD with HANDLES
size 305 x 305 x 100 mm
* B038-12 MOULD no HANDLES
size 400 x 305 x 50 mm
* B038-13 MOULD with HANDLES
size 400 x 305 x 100 mm
B038-14 MOULD for core sample 200 mm
diameter, 50 mm high
* B038-18 MOULD with HANDLES
size 500 x 400 x 180 mm
* B038-19 MOULD with HANDLES
size 400 x 305 x 120 mm
* B038-20 MOULD with HANDLES
size 320 x 260 x 50 mm
H009-01 PC complete with LCD monitor 22”,
keyboard, mouse, cables, installation.
B038 with closed doors
Notes:
* These moulds are suitable to be used also with Matest Roller
Compactor.
Insert plates to reduce the thickness of the mould are available on
request.
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B038A
SMARTRACKERTM
section B
MULTIWHEELSHAMBURGWHEELTRACKER;TESTENVIRONMENT:DRY+WET
STANDARDS: EN 12697-22 / AASHTO T-324
The Hamburg wheel tracking device can be used to determine the resistance of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) to rutting and moisture sensitivity.
Matest model “SmarTrackerTM” meets and exceeds EN and AASHTO.
It is intelligently designed with innovative features and the needs of the end users in mind.
The most versatile wheel tracker on the market has independent motors for each wheel which assure separate rutting analysis of each
specimen.
Nowyoucanperformwetordrytestwithbothwheelsorrunonewheelunderdryandonewheelunderwetconditionsimultaneouslyduringasingletest.
Determine the creep slope, stripping inflection point and stripping slope with this state of the art and user friendly machine.
MATEST SmarTrackerTM has been developed by our R&D engineers and scientific in association with some of the most experienced and
reputable industry experts in the USA and the world.
B038A
SMART FEATURES:
• ComplywithEN 12697-22 and AASHTO T324.
• Noliftingofheavywheelassemblies. Wheels retract automatically away from samples and park into rest position.
• Sturdymachine, designed for the rugged construction laboratory
environment stainless steel sample tanks.
• Twoindependentloadedwheelsystemseachcapableofconductingwetordrysampletestssimultaneously.
• Slidingsamplepositioningmechanism for easy mould handling
and placement in the machine.
• Doesnotrequireliftingofheavywheelcomponents.
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• FullyAutomaticmachine. Detects and stops the test when the
target rut depth is reached.
• Touch-screencontrolunitbasedonWindowsoperatingsystem
for user friendly execution of the test, management of the data
and visualization of the results.
• Eachofthetwowheelassembliesisequippedwithdisplacement
transducers for rut measurement.
• Mechanicalrecirculatingwaterbathfortemperaturecontrol
within ± 1 °C.
• Easytoload,unload,drainwaterandcleantheunitaftereachtest.
• Smallfootprinttoaccomodatesmallconstructionlabs.
BITU MEN - A SPHALT
SmarTracker
TM
section B
ITS INTELLIGENT DESIGN IS JUST THE BEGINNING
WHEELS
INNOVATIVE
ROLL OFF
MECHANISM
SIMULTANEOUS
TESTING OF
WET AND DRY
SAMPLES
UNIQUE SYSTEM
TO LOAD-UNLOAD
THE MOULD
...follows...
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B038A
The SMARTRACKERTM combines smart features with the solid construction
needed for the rugged laboratory environment.
TOP FEATURES:
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• Meetsandexceeds
AASHTO and EN Standards
• Simultaneoustesting
ofwetanddrysamples
• Indipendentmotorsforeachwheel assure
separate rutting analysis of each specimen
• Highperformancecomponents
• Ruggedmachine with ample use
of stainless steel
SAFETYFEATURES:
• Noaddedstresstooperatorsbackfrom
lifting heavy wheel assemblies
• Sampleholdersslideintopositionand
eliminate demanding lifting and placement
of samples into the unit
• Hoodkeepstechniciansawayfrom
moving parts and provides better temperature control while the test is being
conducted
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TESTING SOFTWARE
The user-friendly software is integrated into the on-board digital control unit based on Windows operating system.
The software is fully customizable by the operator according to EN and AASHTO Standards, and the personal needs.
Automatic calculation of stripping inflection point (AASHTO).
Test execution and all parameters, such as water/air temperature, specimen temperature, ruth depth... can be monitored in real time.
The software also allows exporting test data to an Excel compatible format.
Real time results plot of the Rut Depth
along with the no. of passes.
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Smartracker while performing a dry test (right tank)
+ wet test (left tank) at the same time.
BITU MEN - A SPHALT
section B
TECHNICAL DETAILS:
• Wheelload:705N
• Wheelspeed:from20to30cycles/minute.
• Temperaturecontrol:
EN 12697-22: 2500 W heaters for air temperature control,
ventilation for temperature uniformity, probe for air temperature,
all controlled by the electronic system.
AASHTO T324: 4000 W heaters, recirculating pump, automatic
feed and controls level.
• Temperaturecontrolrange:fromambientupto75°±1°C
• Tabletravel:230mm
• Rutdepthtransducersrange:25mm±0,1mmaccuracy.
• Slabthickness:adjustablefrom38to120mm
Power supply: 220V 50 Hz - 110V 60 Hz
Dimensions: 1400x1300x1300 mm
Weight: 450 kg
B038A-01
Rubber wheel for
EN 12697-22
NEEDED ACCESSORIES:
B038A-13
Horizontal adaptors for EN moulds
B038A-02
Steel wheel for
AASHTO T324
EN 12697-22
• B038A-01 Rubber wheel 203x50 mm
• B038A-11 EN Mould 400x305xH120 mm
• B038A-12 Set of vertical adaptors for EN mould to allow the
positioning of specimens lower than 120 mm (up to a minimum
specimen thickness of 20 mm)
• B038A-13 Set of horizontal adaptors for EN mould to allow
the positioning of specimens 260x230 mm and 305x305mm
B038A-12
Vertical adaptors for EN moulds
AASHTO T324
• B038A-02 Steel wheel 203x47 mm
• B038A-10 AASHTO Mould (2 cylinders dia. 150x60 mm)
• B038A-03 Tool for AASHTO positioning
B038A-11 EN mould
B038A-10 AASHTO mould
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
B038A-04 Electrovalve group for hot water
B038A-05 Air heating system for air conditioning test
EN 12697 -22
B038A-06 Probe for specimen’s temperature determination
B038A-14 Verification KIT for the calibration of the wheel load
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BITU MEN - AS P H A LT
PAVEMIXER Automatic Large Asphalt Mixer
NEW
The Pavemixer has been designed to mix bituminous samples for compaction test, Marshall and tensile splitting test and for other tests
where uniformity is required. Thanks to the planetary action this mixer ensures a complete and uniform mixing.
To produce samples for performing the above tests, the bituminous mixture must be prepared at a reference temperature
and within a limited time period. This process allows the reduction of the mechanical degradation of the aggregates.
According to EN 12697-35 standard the mixer should be able to coat all mineral substances in not more than 5 minutes.
The mixer consists of an horizontal stainless steel
mixing container with a helical mixing shaft.
The container is thermally insulated and it is supplied
with en electric heater and probe sensor, which provides
uniform temperature control.
The container can be lifted by the electric motor
for the unloading operation.
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The control panel includes:
- a digital display to monitor mixing temperature
- a digital thermoregulator
- a mixing speed controller
- others commands
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION:
•Comply with EN 12697-35
•Ideal to prepare laboratory samples for mix design
• Mixing capacity: 30 l
• Mixing speed adjustable from 5 to 35 rpm
• Mixing temperature control up to 250°C
• Stainless steel (AISI 304) mixing container
• Temperature control by PT 100 probe
• Digital temperature display
• Easy to unload by motorized tilting system of the
container
•Mixer capacity: 30 litres
•Mixing speed: adjustable from 5 to 35 rpm
• Mixing temperature: adjustable from ambient to 250°C
• Heater: 4500 W
• Temperature control: PT 100 sensor
• Power: 7000 W
• Voltage: 380-400V, 50 Hz, 3 ph or 220 V, 60 Hz, 3ph
• Overall dimensions: 1350 x 650 x 1205 (w x d x h)
• Weight: approx. 320 kg
MAIN FEATURES:
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STANDARDS: EN 12697-35
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TSRST-Multi
MULTI STATION THERMAL ASPHALT SYSTEM
Standards:
AASHTO TP10-1993 Standard test method for Thermal Stress Restrained Specimen Tensile strength
EN 12697-46:2012 Test methods for hot mix asphalt Part 46: Low temperature cracking and properties by uniaxial tension tests
MAIN FEATURES
Up to three working stations (electromechanical
and/or servo-hydraulic stations);
FIRST STAND ALONE
SERVO-HYDRAULIC
TSRST
Servo-hydraulic actuator: 30 kN static, 25 kN
dynamic, double acting, fatigue rated and equal area
type with long life Labyrinth bearings & seals;
Dynaflow Hydraulic Power Supply: Variable Frequency
Drive
Ability to clone, modify and/or generate user’s own
method file(s) to suit their specific requirements.
Programmable test “Wizard” to guide the operator
step by step based on a “recipe book” approach.
Temperature controller programmed via PC software.
TSRST-MULTI
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PAVETEST TSRST-MULTI:
the next generation of multi-station thermal asphalt system
The Thermal Stress Restrained Specimen Test (TSRST) is used to determine the low temperature cracking susceptibility of asphalt
concrete. In the early 1990s the TSRST was developed by Oregon State University (OSU) as part of the Strategic Highway Research
Program. The test method became AASHTO TP10.
FIRST STAND-ALONE SERVO-HYDRAULIC
TSRST ON THE MARKET
With up to three servo-hydraulic testing
station in one unit, Pavetest TSRST-Multi is
the first stand-alone servo-hydraulic low
temperature cracking asphalt testing system
on the market able to test up to three different
specimens simultaneously, under the same
temperature conditions.
FLEXIBLE
Designed with flexibility in mind, Pavetest
TSRST-multi can use different combinations
of servo-hydraulic and/or electro-mechanical
testing stations with no need for a
compressed air supply.
VERSATILE
Pavetest versatile TSRST-Multi can be used to
evaluate:
Uniaxial tension stress test (UTST)
Thermal stress restrained specimen test
(TSRST)
Relaxation time, using the relaxation test (RT)
Tensile creep tests (TCT)
Unixial cyclic tension stress test (UCTST)
Unixial thermal stress & strain test (UTSST) - it
requires additional hardware
POWERFUL
Equipped with Pavetest’s leading edge Control
and Data Acquisition System (CDAS) and
TestLab software, the user can control up to 3
testing stations in one unit, with unparalleled
performance and ultimate versatility.
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EASY TO OPERATE
Pavetest TestLab software makes it easy to
operate the system because it enables the
operator to program the temperature controller
with ease.
SAFE
Pavetest TSRST-Multi employs a reliable
refrigeration system, capable of cooling at a rate
of 10° per hour. Mechanical refrigeration
eliminates the need for liquid nitrogen,
offering a completely safe working environment
for the operator.
QUIET
The Electro-mechanical and/or dynamically
controlled hydraulic power supply are almost
silent during testing.
DYNAFLO
The servo-hydraulic station(s) are powered by
the Dynaflo Hydraulic Power Supply (HPS). The
Dynaflo HPS is an innovative concept based
on “inverter” technology: An inverter is used
to control the speed of the pump motor to control
hydraulic oil flow based on the requirements;
reducing noise and heat generation, rendering
the HPS silent in most applications. It also
improves the longevity of the pump because
it only works as hard as it needs making it quiet,
cool and long lasting.
THE DYNAFLOTM CONCEPT
REQUESTED
PRESSURE
CONTROL
+
-
Error Computation
PROPRIETARY
DYNAFLO
ALGORITHM
PRESSURE
FEEDBACK
INVERTER
SPEED
CONTROL
PUMP
MOTOR
SYSTEM
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The TSRST test method became AASHTO TP10. It has
also been included as one of the tests within EN 12697-46.
The European Standard specifies uniaxial tension tests for
characterising the resistance of an asphalt mixture against low
temperature cracking. The results of the uniaxial tension tests
can be used to evaluate the following:
Uniaxial tension stress test (UTST)
A linearly increasing tensile strain is applied to the specimens at
a constant temperature unit failure. The maximum stress (tensile
strength) βt(T) and the corresponding tensile failure strain εfailure (T)
are obtained as results of UTST at the test temperature T
(see Figure 1).
Y1
Y2
X
X
Y2
Tensile strength reserve at a specified temperature (using a
combination of TSRST and UTST)
Figure 2 - Test principle of TSRST
Tensile creep test (TCT)
Both temperature T and stress σ are held constant and progression
of the strain ε is measured. After a given time, the stress is removed.
By analyzing the strain progression, elastic and viscous parameters
that characterize the viscoelastic behavior of the specimen can be
evaluated (see Figure 4).
Uniaxial cyclic tension stress test (UCTST)
The specimen is loaded with a cyclic tensile stress. This stress
simulates the real loading condition where the constant thermalinduced stress is superimpose to the dynamic sinusoidal traffic load.
During the test, the time-depending stiffness is evaluated by
measuring the strain response. Results of the test are the number of
load cycles before failure Nfailure and the number of load cycles that
conventionally defines the fatigue life duration Nf/50 (see Figure 5).
Note:
Refer to the EN 12697-46 for the complete description of the tests.
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Figure 1 - Test principle of UTST
Thermal stress restrained specimen test (TSRST)
The length of the specimen is constrained while it is subjected to
a linearly decreasing temperature. Cryogenic stress arise in the
specimen due to prohibited thermal shrinkage. The progression of the
cryogenic stress over temperature σcry(T) and the failure stress σcry,
failure at the failure temperature Tfailure are obtained (see Figure 2).
Relaxation test (RT)
In the relaxation test (RT), a spontaneous strain ε is applied to the
specimen and then it is maintained constant. The parameters obtained
with relaxation tests are the relaxation time trel and the residual tension
stress σrem once the test is ended (see Figure 3).
Y3
Y1
X
Y2
Y3
X
Y1
X
X
Y3
X
X
Figure 3 - Test principle of RT
Y2
Y1
X
Y3
X
X
Figure 4 - Test principle of TCT
Y2
Y1
X
Figure 5 - Test principle of UCTST
Y3
X
X
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The environmental chamber
is constructed from top quality
stainless steel; stylish, durable
and easy to clean.
The high performance digital
temperature controller can be
programmed through the software;
eliminating the arduous task of
setting the controller using the tiny
buttons on the controller.
Mechanical refrigeration capable
of cooling at -10°c per hour
down to -40°c; no need for liquid
nitrogen.
The modular concept allows the
system to be configured in any
combination of, up to three
electro-mechanical and/or
servo-hydraulic stations, without
the need for compressed air supply.
Triple glazed, low-e glass door
offers excellent insulation without
compromising visibility.
Internal lighting ensures good
visibility under all conditions.
Uniquely low coefficient of
thermal expansion invar rods
offer accurate measurement and
control over the full temperature
spectrum.
Small footprint makes best use of
precious laboratory space.
Axial alignment is achieved
using self-aligning couplings.
Only requires electrical power for
easy installation.
Fully integrated digital control
and data acquisition system
(CDAS).
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CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM (CDAS)
Real Time Dashboard display shows transducer levels,
computed data and charted data before, during and after
the test has completed.
Dynamic image update feature shows visual image
representation of specimen failure Multi- axes
representation for clear visual presentation of test status for
each axes.
Very user friendly presentation simplifies specimen setup in
the machine.
B206 16 CHANNEL CDAS
CONTROL:
High speed, (18 bit) digital servo-control, 4/6 axis.
Digital closed loop update sampling rate of 2.5 kHz.
Computer programmable, Proportional, Integral and Derivative
(PID) control algorithm.
Adaptive Level Control (ALC) algorithm for best dynamic peak
accuracy.
3 feedback control modes. E g. force, position and on-specimen
strain.
“Bumpless transfer” between control modes.
The dashboard display feature of Testlab provides the user
with an intuitive visual representation of the current status
of both the machine and test method. The dashboard shows
live transducer level measurements along with nominated
key test data information and real time chart updates. This
feature is individually customisable for each method file.
Pavetest has already available dashboard designs for the
more sophisticated tests including multi station TSRST.
TestLab Universal Test Module
ACQUISITION:
Analog inputs are automatically calibrated on power up.
Simultaneous sampling of all channels.
16 Analog (±10 Volt) input channels.
Up to 64 times over sampling (set to 8 by default).
20 bit digital resolution (no auto ranging required).
Sampling rate up to 192,000 samples/see.
COMMUNICATION:
USB or Ethernet
ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMBER
REFRIGERATION RANGE: -40°C TO +40°C, capable of cooling at a
rate of 10°C per hour.
Optional: -50° C to +40° C version.
TSRST-Multi Dashboard
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TO PERFORM
Loading frame(s)
Rigid two column frame
Width of work space: 240 mm
Height of work space (between the two platens): 285 mm
Electro-mechanical actuator(s)
25kN static with +/- 50 mm stroke (100 mm)
Internal displacement transducer
Servo-hydraulic actuator
30kN static, 25kN dynamic, double acting, fatigue rated, servo hydraulic actuator, equal area type with long life seals & bearings
+/- 50 mm stroke (100 mm)
Internal displacement transducer
Close coupling of servo valve to actuator for best servo performance
10 μm pressure line filter at actuator for ultimate contamination control
0.5 lt hydraulic accumulator with 40 Bar pre-charge for best pressure line regulation at servo-valve.
High response, VCD direct drive, servo-valve: -3 db @ 350 Hz,
+/- 5% amplitude (performance curves available on request)
Uniaxial tension stress test (UTST)
Thermal stress restrained specimen test (TSRST)
Relaxation time, using the relaxation test (RT)
Tensile creep tests (TCT)
Uniaxial cyclic tension stress tests (UCTST)**
Uniaxial thermal stress & strain test (UTSST)***
External dimensions main unit
(including environmental chamber):
1860(h) x 1020(d) x 1260(w) mm
Hydraulic Power Supply (for Servo-hydraulic station(s):
700(h) x 550(d) x 570(w) mm
Weight: 600 kg approx.
Electrical requirement for:
Servo-hydraulic station (each): 230 V 50-60 Hz 1 ph 2.5 kW
Electro-mechanical station (each): 100-240 V 50-60 Hz 0.5 kW
Refigeration unit: 380 V 50 HZ 3 PH 2.5 kW
Load cell(s)
Low profile Precision Transducers load cell, +/-30kN, 0.1%. Normalized output with in-line signal conditioning
Hydraulic power supply
Working pressure of up to 160 Bar (low pressure adjustable)
High/Low pressure selectable from control pendant
Variable flow rate up to 7.5 liter/min
Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) 2.2 kW pump motor; speed based
on demand
3 μm return line filtration
Low oil, over temperature and dirty filter displayed
Remote starting
Pressure gauge
Air cooling (Electric fan)
TSRST specimen gluing jig
Simple and easy to use gluing jig for preparing TSRST specimens.
The jig provides for perfect alignment and adjustment for different
sized specimens. The clamping force is easily set and ensures the
end plates are glued perpendicular to the specimen.
** Only applicable to servo-hydraulic work station(s)
*** Additional hardware required
ORDERING INFORMATION
The basic MULTI TSRST includes the main frame, the CDAS, the
climatic chamber, the refrigeration unit and at least one between
the electro-mechanical or servo-hydraulic station. All available
configurations are summarized in the following table:
ELECTROMECHANICAL
STATION
SERVO-HYDRAULIC
STATION
B282-10
1
-
B282-11
2
-
B282-12
3
-
B282-13
-
1
B282-14
1
1
B282-15
2
1
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APS-AUTOMATIC PAVE SAW
Matest has developed an automated sawing system for fast, accurate cutting of cores, prisms and slabs prepared using Matest’s range of
asphalt compaction machines; GYROTRONIC-Gyratory Compactor, ASC-Asphalt Shear-box Compactor and ARC-Asphalt Roller Compactor for
Four Point Bending (4PB), Two Point Bending (2PB), Overlay tester (OT), Semi Circular Bending (SCB) and wheel tracking tests using Matest/
Pavetest’s range of leading edge testing systems.
B040
MAIN FEATURES
Motorized feed with automatic retraction of saw
carriage.
Electronic control unit with touch screen colour display, that runs like a standard PC based on Windows
operating system
Adjustable cutting speed; before, during and after
cutting process.
Slabs and prisms can be sawn safely and accurately
without additional jigs and fixtures.
Jigs also available for trimming 100 and/or 150mm
diameter cylinders/cores.
Facilitates cutting rectangular beams, trapezoidal
prisms, overlay test specimens, semi-circular & wheel
tracking specimens, and cylindrical specimens.
Fixed alignment blocks accurately position the specimen for the most common finished dimensions.
Simple reference spacer system allows precise
preparation of beams without the need for measurement. i.e. 50mm x 63.5mm or 50mm x 50mm.
Other dimensions can be accommodated using integral ruler.
Adjustable limit switches facilitates repetitive cutting
with minimal saw carriage travel.
Secure specimen clamping.
Protective enclosure, with safety interlocks, combines
clean operation with unparalleled operator safety.
Dynamic breaking system stops saw blade rotation
when power is switched off.
Matest has developed an automated sawing system for fast,
accurate cutting of cores, prisms and slabs prepared using Matest’s
range of asphalt compaction machines; GYROTRONIC-Gyratory
Compactor, ASC-Asphalt Shear-box Compactor and ARC-Asphalt
Roller Compactor for Four Point Bending (4PB), Two Point Bending
(2PB), Overlay tester (OT), Semi Circular Bending (SCB) and wheel
tracking tests using Matest/Pavetest’s range of leading edge testing
systems.
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Matest’s new APS-Automatic Pave Saw is the next generation fully automated asphalt sawing system with integrated specimen clamping.
The APS offers fast and accurate cutting of rectangular beams, trapezoidal prisms, overlay test specimens, semi-circular specimens, and trimming of cylindrical specimens.
The APS is controlled using Matest’s tried and proven iTouch electronic control unit with touch screen colour display for perfect cutting of specimens for AASHTO, ASTM and EN standards without the need for manual measurements. It is the safest and most advanced asphalt cutting saw
available on the market and is the perfect companion to our range of advanced asphalt preparation and testing equipment.
The APS is capable of cutting prismatic specimens up to 200mm
high and a cutting length up to 500mm and cylindrical specimens up
to 150mm diameter. The APS can be configured using a large range
of jigs and fixtures to cut rectangular beams, trapezoidal prisms,
overlay test specimens, semi-circular & wheel tracking specimens,
and trim cylindrical specimens accurately, with excellent perpendicularity. Various alignment blocks, guides and reference spacers allow
operators to easily achieve the most common dimensions specified
in a range of international standards with little or no measurement.
Any other dimensions can be accommodated with the aid of an integrated ruler. The iTouch controller allows the operator to easily control the cutting speed and sequence and a series of adjustable limit
SPECIFICATIONS
Blade Diameter 650mm
Blade Speed 1,400—1,680rpm
Variable feed rate
Max Cutting Depth 200mm (240mm on request)
Cores 100 or 150mm diameter (38mm or 200mm diameter on
request)
Max Prism Length 500mm (700mm on request)
Cooling water recirculation pump and tank included
Net Weight 400kg
Dimensions 200cm (L) X 80cm (D) X 170cm (H)
Air Supply 600kPa (for clamping only)
Power Supply 5kW, 400V, 50Hz 3 Phase or 208V, 60Hz 3 Phase
switches minimizes the saw carriage travel during repetitive cutting.
The sturdy frame can handle heavy samples without bending. The
high grade stainless steel work surface and associated corrosion
resistant components ensures the unit will perform well and look
good for many years. The protective enclosure provides a high level
of operator safety and protection from water spray. Cooling water is
contained within the enclosure, enabling the APS to be used in a laboratory without making a mess. Safety interlocks prevent the operator from opening the enclosure and accessing hazardous areas while
the blade is rotating. Once the cutting sequence has finished and the
blade has stopped rotating, the enclosure is unlocked automatically.
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B040-20
Acd-automated core drill
Matest has developed an Automated Core Drill (ACD) for fast, accurate cutting of cores from cylinders, prisms and slabs prepared using Matest’s
range of asphalt compaction machines; GYROTRONIC-Gyratory Compactor, ASC-Asphalt Shear-box Compactor and field specimens for subsequent testing using Matest/Pavetest’s range of leading edge testing systems.
MAIN FEATURES
Three selectable drill speeds.
Clear protective/splash screen conforming to CE
standards.
Ideal for coring prismatic specimens compacted in
Asphalt Shear-box Compactor (ASC).
Suitable to core cylindrical specimens compacted in
Gyratory compactor(s).
Includes water container/tray.
Adjustable specimen clamp eliminates specimen
movement during coring.
Three position fixture provides easy and accurate
specimen positioning.
Three core supports at fixed spacing yields two or
three cores from one prism.
Optional cylindrical specimen jig.
SPECIFICATIONS
Drill Bit Diamond/tungsten alloy, laser welded.
Core diameter 100mm or 150mm.
Core height up to 40cm.
Specimen sizes:
Cylindrical: 70mm to 400mm high x up to 160mm diameter.
Prism: 450mm long x 400mm high x up to 185mm wide.
Prism: 450mm long x 150mm wide x up to 400mm high.
Slabs: 320mm x 260mm, 300mm x 300mm, 400mm x300 mm,
500mm x300mm
Dimensions: 60cm (L) x 80cm (D) 140cm (H)
Net weight 85kg
Configurations
Power supply: 230V, 10A, 50Hz, 1ph (540/1,300/1,800rpm)
230V, 10A, 60Hz, 1ph (560/1,330/1,850rpm)
115V, 20A, 60Hz, 1ph (560/1,330/1,850rpm)
B040-20
ORDERING INFORMATION
B040-20 Asphalt Core Drill (230V/50Hz) for prisms
B040-20Y Asphalt Core Drill (110V/60Hz) for prisms
C339-03 100mm dia. x 420mm long drill bit
C339-04 150mm dia. x 420mm long drill bit
B040-21 Clamping cylindrical specimen jig to suit 100mm and
150mm diameter specimens
PAVETEST IS A DIVISION OF
MATEST COMMITTED TO
DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE
DYNAMIC TESTING SYSTEMS.
Matest is the leading manufacturer of material testing equipment for the construction industry.
Our vision and mission have constantly been focused on R&D
and manufacturing, with an emphasis on innovation and quality.
As a result, we have established Pavetest, a division committed to developing innovative dynamic testing systems for
asphalt that are designed to perform, built to last and easy to
use.
Pavetest is the brainchild of Australian industry veterans Con
Sinadinos (Managing Director), and Alan Feeley (Technical Director), engaged in developing dynamic testing systems with
unparalleled performance, ultimate versatility and exceptional
reliability, at a price that represents real value for money.
With a proven track record in value engineering, we can now
offer a complete range of static and dynamic products
and testing solutions from sample preparation to advanced material research.
We provide excellent technical support, either directly or through
our network of distributors.
Contact us at [email protected] for any further information on
Pavetest products!
WHERE TECHNOLOGY
MEETS THE PAVEMENT
Rev.03_2015
UNPARALLEDED PERFORMANCE
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EXCEPTIONAL RELIABILITY
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