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Cement Compression Frame


The TCM-3722 and TCM-3742 are very rigid two column frames which have been designed for compression and/or flexure testing of mortar prisms and cubes specimens. Load cells are used on both frames to provide high accuracy in load measuring. Both frames are fitted with round platens of 165 mm diameter and these should be used together with suitable flexure and compression devices.

Distance pieces and transparent front-rear safety doors (should be factory installed) should be ordered separately.


  • ASTM C109
  • ASTM C348
  • ASTM C349
  • BS 3892-1
  • BS 4551-1
  • EN 196-1
  • EN 459-2
  • EN 1015-11
  • EN 13454-2
  • Specifications

    Technical specifications are subject to change without notice.

    Dimensions mm (W x D x H)

    TCM-3772 TCM-3742

    460 680

    300 300

    Ø165 Ø165

    263 263

    500 500

    1650 1650
    Weight (approx.) Kg

    180 325


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

    Distance Pieces for Frame

    Due to the modular design of the frames, any sample with suitable size, load and pace rate can be tested on both chambers by decreasing the distance between platens.

    Distance Pieces

    TC-4630 Distance piece dia. 165 mm x 15 mm
    TC-4631 Distance piece dia. 165 mm x 30 mm
    TC-4633 Distance piece dia. 165 mm x 50 mm
    TC-4634 Distance piece dia. 165 mm x 90 mm


  • TCM-4116 Lower and Upper (spherical seated) Loading Platens. Ø:165 mm
  • Manufactured from high quality steel are hardened (more than HRC 53), smoothed and finished.
    The roughness value for the surface texture of machine and auxiliary platens are 3.2 μm.

    Loading Cylinder Assembly & Limit Switch

    All frames have a single acting up stroking ram. The diameter of piston changes with regard to the capacity.
    The maximum ram stroke is 50 mm, a limit switch is fitted to prevent over travel of the ram which cuts the power to the pump.
    There is a low friction coaxial bronze seal between the cylinder and the piston fitted to the cylinder.


    • TCM-4200A – Flexure Jig Assembly to test 40x40x160 mm mortar prisms, ASTM
    • TCM-4200E – Flexure Jig Assembly to test 40x40x160 mm mortar prisms, EN
    • TCM-4210A – Compression Jig Assembly to test 50 mm (2”) cubes, ASTM
    • TCM-4210E – Compression Jig Assembly to test portions of 40x40x160 mm prisms, EN
    • TCM-4210B – Compression Jig Assembly to test 70.7 mm cube, BS