Controls has developed a new range of testing systems that can help surveyors and contractors assess work areas more speedily and efficiently. The firm’s EmS Soil Mechanics Testing Equipment is said to evaluate material for quickly and accurately. The new Wykeham Farrance fully automatic range gives the user access to cost effective soil testing systems that also offer high quality performance and precise measurements. The systems utilise the latest electromechanical servoactuation (EmS) technology, which the firm claims makes automatic soil testing easily available to the industry.
The ACE EmS is an advanced automatic computerised oedometer that features a fully automatic PC-controlled completion of the consolidation test. It can offer user-programmable Oedometric incremental loading consolidation or swelling tests with precise increments of vertical load (stress), providing reliable results easily and practically.
The SHEARMATIC EmS is a standalone automatic machine with electromechanic servoactuation for direct/residual shear testing. The system can also automatically perform the Oedometric Consolidation tests using dedicated accessories.
The HYDROMATIC EmS is said to be the ideal compact solution for water pressure source and volume change control. Operated by a touch screen display mounted on an ergonomic and versatile support, the unit can be used for all triaxial testing requirements according to the firm.