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CM-5000 Series Compression Testing Machine

CM-5000 Series
Compression Testing Machines

500,000 lbs
2,224 kN Capacity

ASTM C-39, E-4
AASHTO T-22

  • Testing range of 5,000 to 500,000 lbs. (22.2 2,224 kN) with an accuracy of ±.5% of indicated load.
  • Frame stiffness rating of 41.6 million lbs/in
  • Easier specimen loading with large platen table

Our CM-5000 series machines feature rigid distortion-resistant load frames designed to meet the demands of testing high performance concrete in a production testing program where accurate and repeatable test results are required. Our frame incorporates a thicker crosshead and deeper side members than competitive models. For example, its frame has a stiffness rating of 41.6 million lbs/in. We invite you to compare the CM-5000 load frame design specifications to those of other 500,000 lb. (2,224 kN) capacity machines.

Its load frame features a wide horizontal opening, a large lower platen table which allows specimens to be slid in place, not lifted, bottom-mounted piston with dust shield, heavy duty load frame mounting stand that positions the lower platen at a convenient height for easier loading of heavy test specimens, quick change platen system and steel front and rear safety guard doors. The lower platen table is through hardened to 55 HRC or greater for longer service life, plated for corrosion resistance, ground plane and has concentric circles for easier centering of test specimens.

The digital indicator, loading control valve and hydraulic pump are positioned on the right side of the load frame for easy access, increased productivity and safer operation when testing. Featuring superior rate of load control, its quiet running continuous duty hydraulic pump and pressure compensated loading control valve are manufactured to ISO 9001 international quality standards.

Select a digital load indicating system to meet your testing requirements. Choose a basic budget minded or an advanced indicator that will automatically calculate and display stress test results and will transfer test data to a PC.

Standard safety features include steel fragment guard doors on both frame openings and a high pressure hydraulic safety valve which prevents the machine from operating beyond its maximum capacity. Optional safety features include a piston over-extension limit switch (available on all models) and an electronic overload protection switch. This switch automatically turns the hydraulic pump off when the machine reaches its maximum capacity or at sample failure, and is available on iD and LXI models only.

Compression Testing Machine CM-5000 Specifications

Max. Compression Capacity 500,000 lbs 2,224 kN
Vertical Opening * 18.375 in 467 mm
Horizontal Opening 14 in 356 mm
Piston Stroke 2.5 in 63.5 mm
Machine Dimensions on Stand Width 30 in 762 mm
Depth 23.750 in 603 mm
Height 60.625 in 1,540 mm
Lower Platen, Diameter Width 13 in 330 mm
Depth 18 in 475 mm
Spherically seated upper platen, Dia. ** 6.5 in 165 mm
Pump Electric .750 hp .6 kw
Oil Reservoir Capacity  2 Gallon 7.6 liter
Electrical Requirements 115/230/1/60/50
Shipping Weight 2,500 lbs 1,134 kg
Console Dimensions *** Width 18 in 457 mm
Depth 18 in 457 mm
Height 44.25 in 1,124 mm
* Frame opening dimensions are without test platens installed in machine
** Upper Test Platen MA-0101 is supplied standard in all Models