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Semi-Automatic Grinding Machine


The TC-1035 Semi-Automatic Grinding Machine provides fast grinding of cylinder specimen ends to obtain plane and parallel surfaces according to EN and ASTM standards.

The ony differance between the automatic and semi-automatic machine is that the cradle of the semi-automatic machine is moved toward the grinding wheel by user. All grinding process is automatic except the movement of the cradle for the semi-automatic machine. The optimum cycle to be applied by the user is 5-6 cycles/per minute.

Three units of Ø38 to 100 mm or two units of Ø150-160 mm concrete cylinders ends can be ground simultaneously with a suitable cradle and water restraint panel. The length of the 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 safe and ergonomic design prevents exposure to water and dust and provides easy access to the water inlet and outlet.

Specimen cradles and water restraint panels can be easily installed without the need for any assembly. Mobility of the machine is achieved with the help of the integral wheels. All components of the system can be safely accessed for easy maintenance.

The machine is manufactured from stainless steel for resistance against corrosion.

The water restraint panels should be ordered separately 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

The Semi-Automatic Grinding Machine is supplied complete with:

  • Grinding Wheel for concrete specimens
  • Cradle for Ø:38mm to100 mm cylindrical specimens
  • Water restraint panel set f (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 1200 x 1500
Weight (approx.) Kg 280
Power W 1850
The preparation of concrete cylinder test specimen for
compressive strength test*
EN 12390-1, 12390-3
ASTM C31, C39, C192,
The preparation of drilled concrete cores specimen for
compressive strength test*
EN 12504-1, 12390-1,
12390-3 ASTM C42,

*The maximum tolerance on the flatness of the potential load bearing surfaces (the ends of compression test specimens) is 0.002 in. [0.050 mm]
The deviation of perpendicularity of the side, with reference to the end faces is 0.5 deg