ARC – Asphalt Roller Compactor
– Possibility to use standard or heated segment rollers of different sizes
(see accessories): width up to 400 mm, length up to 500 mm and
radius 490 mm, to obtain slabs of
320×260 mm, thick up to 180 mm
305x305x25 to 100 mm thick
400x305x25 to 100 mm thick
500×400 mm, thick up to 180mm
– Vertical force selectable up to max. 40 kN
– Programmable density target compaction
– Policarbonate safety guard as requested by CE Directive
– Possibility to perform the two-phase procedure (Pre-compaction
and Compaction) as specified by TP Asphalt-StB 33 or even just
one of them
– The required n° of passes can be set before starting the test
allowing an accurate test control by n° of passes
– Sliding carriage speed adjustable between 3 m/min and 12 m/min
– Detailed output file listing each pass and displaying duration,
sample height, applied load and eventual roller and cart temperature
ARC – Asphalt Roller Compactor, Electromechanical system
High load, hot roll, multi size
STANDARD: EN 12697-33
Asphalt Roller Compactor is entirely developed and manufactured by Matest. The machine works with an electromechanical
system, and therefore it does not require any air source (compressor) or hydraulic pressure.
It is used to produce representative sample slabs of several dimensions of bituminous mixtures laid and compacted on site.
The compaction is performed through a segmented roller with alternated operated rotation which simulates the on-site action of a street
roller. The compaction cycle can be programmed in accordance to a certain load or deformation value.
The flexibility of the program grants the production of samples with uniform density and dimensions, fully meeting Standards specifications
and research requirements; these samples are compatible for rut test with Matest Wheel Tracking apparatus B038 (see page 98).
The sample slabs can be also cored or cut off to obtain cylinders and beams for bending fatigue, indirect tensile, static and dynamic creep,
stiffness, and 4-point tests.
– Sturdy frame made of steel
– Mould supporting table with alternating displacement system, for
table displacement and vertical load pressure
– Integrated touch screen control unit based on Windows operating
system. The control unit runs like a standard PC for the
management and analysis of data, test results, graphs.
The touch-screen icon interface allows an easy set up of the
parameters and an immediate execution of the test.
– Direct Internet and Intranet (LAN) connection for remote
technical assistance. This features allows operators to establish
a remote communication and receive software updates or an
immediate diagnostic analysis of the potential problem from
Matest technicians. Hardware technical details: see pag. 24
– Unlimited memory storage with: 2 USB ports,1 SD card slot.
– Heating of the segment roller (optional)
– Simple and quick roller and mould positioning
– Perfect horizontal flatness of the slab surface
– Uniform density and dimensions of the slabs
– Easy to maintain
DETAIL OF THE CONTROL PANEL
Three transducers are installed to manage the roller and table
displacements and vertical load pressure.
The compaction cycle can be programmed up to a certain load
or deformation value. When deformation value is programmed, the
system automatically programs the suitable loads to obtain
the selected final thickness.
The flexibility of the program grants the production of samples
with uniform density and dimensions, fully meeting Standards Spec.
and Research requirements.
A friendly and easy to use interface allows an immediate and fully
automatic test execution, data acquisition and processing, test
report and file.
The Roller Compactor is supplied “without” roller segment, slab mould,
centering plate, that must be ordered separately (see accessories).
Power supply: 230V 50/60Hz 1ph 2100W (3100W with the heated
Dimensions: 2200×1030 xh 1880 mm (2410mm with opened guard)
Weight: 1300 kg
“STANDARD” SEGMENT ROLLER, available dimensions:
B039-04 ROLLER for 320x260mm mould
B039-05 ROLLER for 500x400mm mould
B039-06 ROLLER for 400x305mm mould
B039-07 ROLLER for 305x305mm mould
MOULD to prepare asphalt slabs. Complete with handles.
B038-09 MOULD for slabs 320x260x180mm
B038-10 MOULD for slabs 305x305x50mm
B038-11 MOULD for slabs 305x305x100mm
B038-12 MOULD for slabs 400x305x50mm (no handles)
B038-13 MOULD for slabs 400x305x100mm
B038-18 MOULD for slabs 500x400x180mm
B038-19 MOULD for slabs 400x305x120mm
B038-20 MOULD for slabs 320x260x50mm
B039-21 Centering Plate for 400x305mm mould
B039-22 Centering Plate for 305x305mm mould
B039-23 Centering Plate for 320x260mm mould
B039-15 ROLLING VIBRATING DEVICE, reproducing
street-roller vibrations during asphalt laying off.
Heating of Segment Roller and Sliding Cart
Possibility to heat and control temperature of the Segment Roller
mounted on the Compactor and Sliding Carriage to keep the
mould warm and avoid thermal shocks the might affect specimen’s
The equipment is composed by:
Mounted in the Roller Compactor, it foresees a thermoregulator
circuit, complete with probe to measure and to adjust the temperature
from room up to 180°C.
It is connected to the segment roller equipped with heating resistances.
“HEATED” SEGMENT ROLLER, complete with heating resistances.
B039-04R ROLLER for 320x260mm mould
B039-05R ROLLER for 500x400mm mould
B039-06R ROLLER for 400x305mm mould
B039-07R ROLLER for 305x305mm mould
Sliding Cart Heating Option
Thermoregulated circuit with temperature probe to set and control
cart temperature and keep mould hot