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Gyratory Compactor

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A high quality machine with which the user can easily and safely obtain accurate, repeatable results day after dayy


Gyratory compaction is considered to be one of the best methods of laboratory compaction for the assessment of compactibility and the manufacture of test specimens.

Compaction is achieved by the application of a vertical stress (normally 600KPa) via end platens to a known mass of asphaltic mixture within a 100 or 150mm internal Ø mould. The longitudinal axis of the mould is rotated (gyrated) at a fixed angle to the vertical whilst the platens are kept parallel and horizontal.

During compaction the height of the sample is automatically measured and both the mixture density and void content calculated. The compaction data is shown on-screen in a graphical and tabular format as compaction progresses and it is also saved as a Microsoft Excel™ compatible format. The operator can choose whether to compact for a certain number of gyrations or until a target mixture density or void content is achieved.


Problems with existing compactors are mainly related to build quality and ease of use. Unlike most compactors 100 and 150mm Ø moulds can be tested without changing machine parts. A filled gyratory compactor mould is heavy and often very hot. In many cases these moulds have to be lifted in and out of gyratory compactors. With the CRT-GYR no lifting of filled moulds is required. They are automatically lowered into position for compaction and then lifted up again for transfer to the integrated demoulding system.

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Standards

  • EN 12697-10
  • EN 12697-31
  • SHRP M-002 (Superpave)
  • AASHTO T312 (TP4)
  • T 0736-2011

Key Features


  • Complies with EN 12697-10 and EN 12697-31
  • Can be configured to comply with SHRP Superpave specifications
  • Automatic mould insertion and retraction
  • 150mm and 100mm internal Ø moulds can be tested without changing parts
  • Cold mix (emulsion) materials can be compacted and the expelled fluid collected
  • USB link with data acquisition and control system so that desktop can be used as host computer time
  • Compaction data stored in Microsoft Excel™ compatible format
  • Machine calibrated with traceable equipment
  • Option for mould up to 300mm high


Key Uses

  • Compaction of asphaltic paving material to a target mixture density or void content
  • Assessment of mixture compactibility
  • SHRP Superpave asphalt mixture design
  • Preparation of cylindrical test specimens


Software


  • User friendly, intuitive and reliable Windows™ software developed using LabVIEW™
  • Software allows 2 methods of compaction – no. of gyrations and target density
  • The operator is guided through every step of the compaction
  • Real-time display of current height, density and void content (percentage)
  • Data is recorded to disk at regular intervals for further analysis
  • Software communicates with the gyratory compactor via the USB interface
  • Utilities are included for transducer check, diagnostic routines and calibration

Accessories

Accessories are not included in the price of main device (unless stated otherwise) and may be purchased separately if required.


CRT-GYR-EXT Specimen Extruder
CRT-GYR-RUB Gyro Accessories for rubber Asphalt
CRT-GYR-SHEAR Shear force display
CRT-GYR-TEMP Specimen Temperature Measurement
CRT-GYRM-100T 100mm Internal Ø mould & platens,
feature for specimen temperature measurement
CRT-GYRM-150T 150mm Internal Ø mould & platens,
feature for specimen temperature measurement
CRT-GYRMS-100 100mm Internal Ø mould & platens, slotted for emulsion mix
CRT-GYRMS-150 150mm Internal Ø mould & platens, slotted for emulsion mix
CRT-GYRCFP-100 100mm circle filter papers (pack of 100)
CRT-GYRCFP-150 150mm circle filter papers (pack of 100)
CRT-GYR-LH Lift Handle for Lightweight Gyro Moulds
CRT-GYR-SP100_63 Spacer 100mm to compact 63mm height on CRT-GYR
CRT-GYR-SP150_63 Spacer 150mm to compact 63mm height on CRT-GYR
CRT-GYR-CALANG Calibration Kit

Specifications

Technical specifications are subject to change without notice.


Speed r.p.m Normally 30
Stress KPa Normally 600 , Maximum 1000
Actuator stroke mm 250
Internal Angle of Gyration 0.2 to 2°
Electrical Supply¹ 220-240 Volts 50Hz @ 16A (others available)
Specimen Ø 7-10 bar @ 350 L/min
Mixtures Wet or dry
Dimension mm (WxDxH) 780 x 1000 x 1920
Working space required mm (WxDxH) 2000 x 2000 x 2200
Estimated Weight Kg 508
PC Included

¹ others available upon
Calibration & Maintenance

Calibration, Annual Service and Maintenance Contracts are available for this device.
Please enquire for further details. Note: This device should be checked and calibrated annually.