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Automatic Grinding Machine


The TC-1040 Automatic Grinding Machine provides fast grinding of cylinder specimen ends to obtain plane and parallel surfaces according to EN and ASTM standards.

Three units of Ø38 to 100 mm or two units of Ø150-160 mm concrete cylinders ends can be ground simultaneously with the suitable cradle and water restraint panel. The lenght of any specimen must be longer than 70 mm.

According to ASTM and EN standards, the planeness accuracy of grinded surface is 0.05 mm. and the deviation of perpendicularity of the side, with reference to the end faces, is 0.5O.

The equipment has selectable advance grinding time functionality from 50 to 400 seconds. Optimum grinding time for the end of all type specimens is 90 to 120 seconds.

The cradle onto which specimens are fixed has an automatic bidirectional radial displacement ability. The safe and ergonomic design prevents the user from exposure to water and dust and provides easy access to the water inlet and outlet. Specimen cradles and water restraint panels can easily be installed without the need for any assembly.

Mobility of the machine is achieved with the help of the integral wheels, and all components of the system can be safely accessed for easy maintenance.

The frame is manufactured from aluminum to obtain a lighter weight and the stainless steel exterior shell assures resistance from corrosion.

The water restraint panels should be ordered seperately for cubic specimens or different sized cylindrical specimens.


  • EN 12390-1
  • EN 12390-3
  • EN 12504-1
  • ASTM C31
  • ASTM C39
  • ASTM C42
  • ASTM C192
  • ASTM C617

The Automatic Grinding Machine is supplied complete with:

  • Grinding Wheel for concrete specimens
  • Cradle for Ø:38mm to 100 mm cylindrical specimens
  • Water restraint panel set (Consist of four panels Ø150, 100, 75 and 50 mm)


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

TC-1042 Grinding Wheel for TC-1035 and TC-1040
TC-1043 Cradle for Ø38-100mm Cylindrical Specimens
TC-1044 Water Restraint Panel Set
TC-1048 Water Restraint Panel for Ø160mm Cylinder Specimen
TC-1049 Water Restraint Panel for 150mm Cube Specimens


Technical specifications are subject to change without notice.

Dimensions mm (W x D x H) 730 x 1080 x 1510
Weight (approx.) Kg 260
Power W 1850