for tensile tests on steel bars and compression test on cubes and cylinders
to ASTM C39, ASTM E4, BS 1610, NF P 18-411, DIN 51220, AASHTO T22





British Standard


Other Standards



Weight (kg)



902490 00 0


This compact machine is used to carry out tensile tests on steel reinforcement bars from 6mm to 25mm diameter and a maximum of 25mm x 15mm flat.


It can also carry out compression tests on concrete cubes up to 150mm and cylinders up to 160mm diameter x 320mm long.


The four column loading frame is over-dimensioned to ensure high rigidity and stability. The loading piston, double action, is rectified and lapped. The piston has an hydraulic maximum and minimum stroke security device, which avoids the risk of damage due to incorrect operation. An hydraulic selector allows selection of either the tensile or the compression test. The heads holding the jaws are machined from one single block of high tungsten steel, and the jaws are hardened to 65 HRC. The auto-clamping "V” form allows for quick and practical specimen location.


The machine is supplied complete with a pair of jaw-holders.


Technical Specification

Maximum tensile load

500 kN

Maximum compression load

1500 kN

Distance between the jaws

min. 300 mm - max. 400 mm

Distance between the compression platens

340 mm

Distance between the columns

270 mm

Piston’s stroke

100 mm

Precision and repeatability

± 1% of read value

Power supply

230V 50Hz 1ph 750 W




850 - 900 kg