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LoadTrac III/FlowTrac III

The LoadTrac III / FlowTrac III system for triaxial testing offers an affordable, high-quality solution for any lab setting. It performs Unconsolidated Undrained (UU), Consolidated Undrained (CU) and Consolidated Drained (CD) testing. Once the sample is placed and test parameters set, the system automates all phases of the test from start to finish - initialization, saturation, consolidation (isotropic, anisotropic, or Ko) and shear. The LoadTrac III and FlowTrac III units take minimal space, require no external connections other than water source, and need minimal maintenance. Additional common test methods can easily be added (1-D Incremental Consolidation, CRS Consolidation, Unconfined Compression), which makes return on investment best on the market.

For users wanting to outfit a production or teaching lab with multiple units having broad test flexibility, using minimal space, and on a limited budget this is a great choice.

Applicable Test Standards

  • ASTM D2850, D4767, D7181
  • AASHTO T 296, T 297
  • COE EM 1110
  • BS 1377-6, 1377-7, 1377-8
  • ISO/TS 17892-8, 17892-9
  • AS 1289.6.4.1, 1289.6.4.2

Features

  • Consolidation and shear phases contain up to 32 steps
  • Fully automated via computer or standalone capability for control and data collection
  • Micro-stepper, electronic motor systems offer high speed, precise loading, and highly accurate automatic volume & pressure control
  • More accurate, reliable, and easier to maintain than units requiring hydraulics or air pressure
  • Immediately produce reports according to test standards
  • Front panel display and keypad for observation and control of the test
  • Geo-Net compatibility allows access and control over a computer network

Specifications

LoadTrac III Load Frame:

  • Capacity: Up to 11 kN (2,500 lbs)
  • Rate of displacement: 0.000013 to 42 mm/min (0.0000005 to 1.6 in/min)
  • Platen travel: 38.1 mm (1.5 in)
  • Dimensions: 305 x 381 x 838 mm (12 x 15 x 33 in)
  • Weight: 20 kg (44 lbs)

FlowTrac III Pressure & Volume Control Flow Pump:

  • Capacity: 200 cc
  • Pressure: 150 psi (1035 kPa)
  • Volume rate control: 0.0003 to 1054 cc/min (0.00001 to 36 fl oz/min)
  • Dimensions: 457 x 203 x 260 mm (18 x 8 x 10.25 in)
  • Weight: 11 kg (25 lbs)
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