Flexure Testing Machine
The machine consists of a motorized load frame. The lower platen has two rollers, the distance between which is adjustable. For 150 mm x 150 mm x 700 mm beam, the centre distance between the rollers is 600 mm, while it is 400 mm for beams of size 100 mm x 100 mm x 500 mm. The upper platen has also a pair of rollers whose distance adjustable. It is 200 mm centre to centre, for 150 mm x 150 mm x 700 mm size beam and 133 mm for 100 mm x 100 mm x 500 mm size beam. Total capacity of the machine is 100 KN. 150mm dia pressure gauge of 0-100 KN x 1 KN least count to indicate load is fixed on the load frame.
A separate electrically cum hand operated pumping unit housed in a cabinet is supplied. On/Off switch and a slow/fast lever to control rate of loading are fitted on the front panel of the pumping unit. A facility for hand operation is provided. A micro switch and relay fitted inside the pressure gauge protect the unit from over loading.
Hand operated version consists of a load frame. A small hand pumping unit is attached to the load frame. Since this is a hand operated light weight machine. It is useful for field laboratory also.