Category Archives: G2

Low Density of Compacted Specimens

“The density of my compacted specimens are low.  What might be the 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,…

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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

“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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Line Conditioner Recommended

Pine recommends using a line conditioner with all 120 volt variants of the AFG1 and AFG2 gyratory compactors.  These include AFG1A, AFG1AS, AFG2A, and AFG2AS. What is a Line Conditioner? A line conditioner is an electrical device that automatically responds to limited over- and under-voltages that would otherwise adversely affect operation of your machine.  Approximately…

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Keep Your G2 Control Software Current

Do you hate when you bump up against bugs in your software?  We do too.  And we try to make corrections to the G2 control software that eliminate.  Current Control Software for Your G2 Pine works to improve the control software for its G2 gyratory compactor.  Updates are available at no cost to G2 owners. …

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Changing the Battery in a G2

What kind if reminder or habit do you have for remembering to change the battery in your fire alarm?  Maybe you do it January 1st every year.  Maybe you put a reminder on your calendar.  However you do it, you realize the importance of having a good battery in place and you have developed some kind…

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