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California Bearing Ratio [CBR] Test Machines

Automatic CBR PCTEThe California Bearing Ratio (CBR) test is a measure of the strength of subgrade soil and highway sub base and subgrade via a penetration test.

It is designed for testing cohesive materials with a particle size less than 19mm, in Australia the governing standard is AS 1289.6.1

Automatic CBR Test Machine 

Utest's dedicated, automatic CBR machine is composed of a robust and compact two column frame with an adjustable upper crossbeam driven by an electromechanical ram of maximum 50 kN capacity and a data acquisition and processing system.

Rapid adjustment of the platen is also provided by up and down buttons which are located on the front panel of the machine.

The model is supplied complete with a 50 kN load cell, penetration piston, linear potentiometric displacement transducer (25 mm x 0.001 mm).

Multiplex Machine with CBR Fixtures

An alternative to a single purpose machine is a Multiplex Machine with accessories for CBR. The specifications are similar to a single purpose device, but the unit can also complete unconfined compressive strength of soil, and varied asphalt tests. For more details please visit the dedicated product page.

Datalogging and Outputs

The U-Touch Pro control unit will provide a real time graph of test parameters and operates the system in displacement control. Alternatively, an operator can use dedicated computer software to collect data during tests and export raw measurements or custom pdf reports of the outcome. 

CBR Output

Field Testing Systems – UTS-0865Field Testing Systems 

Onsite evaluation of base and sub base is achievable due to field CBR testing. Sites un-disturbed by construction activity are most preferred when performing the field test. It is also possible to saturate test sites to collect conservative data.  

It is also possible to assemble the machine with conversion frame UTS-0867 to create a mechanical CBR test machine.

CBR MouldsAccessories

CBR Moulds

CBR Moulds supplied to Australian or International standard, including surcharge weights and other required accessories.

 

 

 Product Code  Description
 UTS-CBR-AUS 

 Plated steel mould body with 152.4 dia. x 177.8 mm height,

 supplied complete with extension collar and perforated base plate

 UTS-0705  Spacer Disc with T handle, 150.8 mm dia. x 61.4 mm height
 UTS-0708  Annular Surcharge Weight, 2.27 kg
 UTS-0710  Slotted Surcharge Weight, 2.27 kg
 UTS-0712  CBR Solid Base Plate
 UTS-0714  Straightedge 300x30x5 mm
 UTS-0716  Filter Paper for CBR Test No:5 x 150 mm dia. (Pack of 100)
 UTS-0718  Filter screen, 144 mm dia. 150 μm mesh ASTM

 

Automatic Compactor – UTS-0620

Automatic chain drive compactor. The total number of blows and the count of internal and external decreases of mass are determined by a programmable counter.

Supplied with hammers of weight suitable for 100 and 150 mm compaction moulds and Australian Standard CBR moulds.

Please see the dedicated webpage for more details.  

Swell Plate and GaugeSwell Plate and Gauge

Used to observe the swell of a soaking soil sample.  As the perforated plate rises a dial gauge displays the swell

Sample Extruders

Extruders are available for CBR, compaction and Proctor moulds along with standard BSP [U4] sample tubes. PCTE offers both manual jack and automated extruders. 

Soil Lathe/Trimmer and Extruder - UTS-0160UTS-0160

The UTS-0160 Soil Lathe, Trimmer and Extruder is used to extrude and trim soil samples from 35 mm to 100 mm diameter to reduce samples.

Technical Specifications 

Automatic CBR Test Machine Specifications

 Specification  
 Model (mm)  UTS-0860
 Dimensions L x W x H (mm)  645 x 470 x 1140

 Weight

 80

 Current Specifications (mm)

 220 V

 50 Hz, 1 ph

 Motor (kW)

 0.75

 Test Speed Range (mm/min)

 0.5 > 5

 Max Horizontal Clearance (mm)  260
 Max Vertical Clearance(mm)

 690

 Min Vertical Clearance (mm)  260
 Max Ram Stroke (mm)  100

Applicable Standards

EN 13286-47
BS 1377:4
ASTM D1883
AS1289.6.1

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