Form+Test is a German based manufacturer that has been developing and producing high quality material testing machines and test systems for over 55 years.
The new design Beta 5 compression test machine comprises of a very sturdy 4-column frame with minimal deflection and uses a new seal design with a 10 year lifespan. This machine is a more cost effective solution and is suitable for smaller laboratories with reduced volumes of testing, and is not designed for testing high strength samples (above 80MPa).
It has a spherical top platen that will align to offset samples and samples that are not completely flat. This meets the strain cylinder stability test. The compression frame provides high accuracy (grade A) force measurement across the testing range of 60kN to 3000kN using a vector drive.
The Beta 5 is used for compression strength tests on concrete cylinders, cubes, and cores as well as natural stone specimens.
A new design controller is also included with the Beta 5 allowing direct USB interfacing with current QestLab Lims systems.