LF1 Load Frame

Part # AFLF1


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This Load Frame was specifically designed to perform Stability-Flow measurements on bituminous paving mixtures in a variety of test methods.  The AFLF1 is certified to be accurate to within 1% of load reading between 1 and 45 kN under the ASTM-E4 procedure.  The AFLF1 can also test other construction materials, such as concrete and soils.  In this case, provision must be made to collect displaced liquids and prevent intrusion into the electronics compartment below the test platen.  Simple measures such as the temporary placement of absorbent materials may be sufficient.

Test Methods

    • Marshall (ASTM D6927 & AASHTO T 245)
    • Tensile Strength Ratio (AASHTO T 283)
    • Balanced Mix Design IDEAL-CT (ASTM D8225) & IDEAL-RT (ASTM D8360)

It is anticipated that similar loading tests developed in the future will be made available via software updates that can be installed via USB flash drives by laboratory technicians.

Machine control is accomplished via a touch screen HMI (Human-Machine Interface) which includes navigation and command buttons, as well as alphanumeric keypads for data entry.  This unit includes a companion application for a PC.  The companion application allows a user to see the user interface in real time on the PC screen.  It gives a user access to test data allowing it to be moved to the PC for printing and analysis.

A serialized check device to confirm the assembly is operating to normal expectations is included with the machine.

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Capacity

Calibrated to 45 kN, variable speed from .1-93 mm/min

Power

120 VAC, 5 Amp, 60 Hz, 1 ph

Dimensions

17.8” W X 22.6” D X 38” H;  25.2” D (with display extended)

Weight

Approx. 205 lbs

Platen

7” square work surface plated for longevity;  10.8” maximum vertical clearance;  6” minimum vertical clearance

Operating Temperature

55-95° F

Specimen Size

4-inch (100 mm), 6-inch (150 mm) diameter (with appropriate breaking head)

Data Acquisition

Measures Force/Displacement (Stability/Flow) at approximately 40 Hz.  Saves automatically to internal memory (5000 tests)

Connectivity

One USB port, one LAN port

Output Parameters

Comma separated value (CSV) column workbook compatible with Microsoft Excel® and Portable Document Format (PDF)

System Calibration Standard

ASTM E4

Part Number

Part Description

Displacement calibration blocks (4 are required);

ACLF1S20

System Check Device

ACLF1C06

LF1 Height Standard, 6"

ACLF1C07

LF1 Height Standard, 7"

ACLF1C08

LF1 Height Standard, 8"

ACLF1C09

LF1 Height Standard, 9"

ACLF1C10

LF1 Height Standard, 10"

Part Number

Part Description

AKBH1T100

100mm Segments Breaking Head Kit

AKBH1T4

4" Segments Breaking Head Kit

What is the System Check Device and how does it work?

  • It is an assembly that utilizes high force springs and precision machined components to check the force and displacement of the LF1.
  • The LF1 “learns” the specific Check Device and compares future runs to the stored values.
  •  Each System Check Device is serialized and is paired with a specific LF1 Load Frame.
  • Customers can run a system check and have confidence the LF1 is performing accurately.

 

Can the LF1 run different tests?

  • The LF1 has a variable speed motor that allows it to compensate to hold constant platen speeds from .1-93mm/min.
  • Preloaded with standard tests – ASTM D6927, D82225, D8360 & AASHTO T245, T283
  • LF1 can use most existing customer fixtures or any fixture from Pine.
  • Users can configure and run their custom tests.
  • Pine can assist with developing and loading additional tests. Just ask!

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  • Specifications

    Capacity

    Calibrated to 45 kN, variable speed from .1-93 mm/min

    Power

    120 VAC, 5 Amp, 60 Hz, 1 ph

    Dimensions

    17.8” W X 22.6” D X 38” H;  25.2” D (with display extended)

    Weight

    Approx. 205 lbs

    Platen

    7” square work surface plated for longevity;  10.8” maximum vertical clearance;  6” minimum vertical clearance

    Operating Temperature

    55-95° F

    Specimen Size

    4-inch (100 mm), 6-inch (150 mm) diameter (with appropriate breaking head)

    Data Acquisition

    Measures Force/Displacement (Stability/Flow) at approximately 40 Hz.  Saves automatically to internal memory (5000 tests)

    Connectivity

    One USB port, one LAN port

    Output Parameters

    Comma separated value (CSV) column workbook compatible with Microsoft Excel® and Portable Document Format (PDF)

    System Calibration Standard

    ASTM E4

  • Accessories

    Part Number

    Part Description

    AKBH1T100

    100mm Segments Breaking Head Kit

    AKBH1T4

    4" Segments Breaking Head Kit

  • Verification/Calibration

    Part Number

    Part Description

    Displacement calibration blocks (4 are required);

    ACLF1S20

    System Check Device

    ACLF1C06

    LF1 Height Standard, 6"

    ACLF1C07

    LF1 Height Standard, 7"

    ACLF1C08

    LF1 Height Standard, 8"

    ACLF1C09

    LF1 Height Standard, 9"

    ACLF1C10

    LF1 Height Standard, 10"

  • FAQs

    What is the System Check Device and how does it work?

    • It is an assembly that utilizes high force springs and precision machined components to check the force and displacement of the LF1.
    • The LF1 “learns” the specific Check Device and compares future runs to the stored values.
    •  Each System Check Device is serialized and is paired with a specific LF1 Load Frame.
    • Customers can run a system check and have confidence the LF1 is performing accurately.

     

    Can the LF1 run different tests?

    • The LF1 has a variable speed motor that allows it to compensate to hold constant platen speeds from .1-93mm/min.
    • Preloaded with standard tests – ASTM D6927, D82225, D8360 & AASHTO T245, T283
    • LF1 can use most existing customer fixtures or any fixture from Pine.
    • Users can configure and run their custom tests.
    • Pine can assist with developing and loading additional tests. Just ask!
  • Contact Us

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