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Saving Pine G2 Data from Specimen Compaction

“I need the data off of my G2 gyratory compactor.  Can you help me understand what data is saved and how it can be retrieved?” Of course we can help you. We provide a complete explanation on how the Pine G2 Superpave gyratory compactor handles data over a 3-part series of blog posts. The first…

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Printing Pine G2 Data from Specimen Compaction

“I need the data off of my G2 gyratory compactor.  Can you help me understand what data is saved and how it can be retrieved?” Of course we can help you. We provide a complete explanation over a 3-part series of blog posts on how the Pine G2 Superpave gyratory compactor handles data. The first…

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Pine G2 Data Files – Storage, Naming & Formatting

“I need the data off of my G2 gyratory compactor.  Can you help me understand what data is saved and how it can be retrieved?” Of course we can help you. We provide an explanation over a 3-part series of blog posts on how the Pine G2 Superpave gyratory compactor handles data. This article presents…

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Marshall Compactor Counter Replacement

“My Pine Marshall Compactor is old, real old, but it still works.  Except for the counter that is.  It doesn’t work right any more.  Can this be fixed?” Yes, of course it can be fixed.  Pine prides itself in supporting our equipment for the long haul.  We sell a digital Marshall Compactor Counter Replacement for…

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Low Density of Compacted Specimens

“The density of my compacted specimens are low.  What causes this problem?” A Potential Solution Check the specimen diameter setting on your machine if you are using a Pine AFGC125X, AFG1, or an AFG2.    The AFGC125X can be set at 150 mm or 100 mm.  The AFG1 and the AFG2 allow for 150 mm, 100…

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My G2 is Making a Grinding Noise

“I’m hearing a grinding sound during compaction.  It seems to be coming from the ram foot / base plate area.  I have a Pine AFG2 gyratory compactor.  Any idea what might be causing that?” A Potential Cause A grinding noise during compaction coming from the ram foot area on an AFG2 indicates improper lubrication of…

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G2 Error Code Guidance

“I was compacting a specimen with our AFG2 when the machine just stopped.  Upon investigation, I discovered an error code on the display.  What do I do now?” An Explanation The Pine AFG125X, AFG1, and AFG2 Gyratory Compactors all have error diagnostics programmed into the control software that help identify the root cause when a…

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QR Codes And Customer Service

Pine Test Equipment launches Quick Response (QR) Codes to enhance customer service. But first, a little history to satisfy your intellectual palate.  Starting out as barcodes, quick response (QR) codes were created out of necessity…to serve growing industries like manufacturing, distribution centers, and retail to name a few.  The barcode was developed in the 1950’s…

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Technical Bulletin –  20210118

Deformation Rate & Sprocket Arrangement Pine slowed the specimen deformation rate of the Pine AF850 Test Press by installing the same size sprockets on the motor and the jack to achieve a 1:1 ratio between the motor and the jack because it was found not to comply with the specimen deformation rate of 50 ±…

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