The universal test frame is used for studying loading experiments on steel work or civil engineering structure such as girder, beam, truss etc. where actual 1:1 loading can be made. The structure is to be provided by the user.

    It consists of twin frame with intermediate space to permit structure longer than the frame opening to be tested. The frame is made of channels joined together by high strength bolts. Two cross bearers under the columns support the frame and rest on four anti vibration leveling feets. The frame is to be assembled at site.

    Loading is by hydraulic jacks on traveling carriages. Accessories for loading, attachment of dial gauges , and stabilization of the experiment plane frame are provided.


Verification of structure deflection under loads.

Main frame : Twin frame of channel.          
Loading capacity                
- Three point bending : 300kN.            
- Four point bending : 2 x 200kN.            
Frame opening : 3.5 x 1.65 m.          
Maximum distance between two loading points : 5.25 m.            
Traveling carriages : 2 ea.            
Hydraulic pump : 1 ea with mobile table, 2 force gauges, and 4 hoses with self sealing coupling.
Hydraulic jacks : 2 ea.            
Measuring instruments                
- Applying loads : Force gauges.          
- Deflection : Dial gauges with magnetic holders.
Accessories include cross bearers, thick plates, half round bearings, full round bearings, c-clamps, cross beams for holding dial gauge or truss member in place.
Power supply : 220 V 1 Ph 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request.

ST 400-050 Computer interface

    This includes deflection sensors force sensors computer interface unit and software for data display by computer (separately supplied).

Net (unpacked) shipping dimensions WxLxH : 125 x 560 x 185 cm    
Net weight : Approx. 2500 kg