Capping retainers (couple) for dia. 160×320 mm cylinders
Capping retainers (couple) for dia. 160×320 mm cylinders.
Used for compression tests on concrete cylinder specimens, as an alternative method to the sulphur capping andgrinding machine.
Two steel capping retainers are applied on the two flat surfaces of the cylinder.
Two neoprene pads are put between them, for a better load distribution.
The neoprene pads are available in two models:
– 60 shore hardness pads for expected strength from 10 to 48 MPa
– 70 shore hardness pads for expected strength over 48 MPa
The system is not applicable for expected strength lower than 10 Mpa
Note: the capping retainers can be used only with compression testers having increased vertical clearance of the testing chamber, respectively to minimum 356 mm for the cylinders dia. 150x300mm or 6×12″; and minimum 376 mm for the cylinders dia. 160×320 mm.