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IPC Global

Asphalt Standards Tester


Modular Asphalt Tester for:
AASHTO TP79; AASHTO T342 (TP62); AASHTO T321; AASHTO TP322 (TP9);
AASHTO TP31; AS2891.12; AS2891.13.1; AST 03:2000; ASTM D4123;
ASTM D7369; ASTM Reflective Cracking; BS598-111; EN12697-24A;
EN12697-24D; EN12697-24E; EN12697-25A; EN12697-25B; EN12697-26A;
EN12697-26B; EN12697-26C; EN12697-26D; EN12697-26E; EN12697-44;
EN13108-20; NCHRP 9-19; NCHRP 9-29; SCDUF; S-VECD; Tex-248-F

The science
of testing
made easy

Introduction

ASPHALT STANDARDS TESTER


Now you can perform all the most common asphalt
standard tests in one compact, modular, easy
to use machine.
Permanent deformation, cyclic compression, flexural
stiffness, indirect tensile stiffness, flexural fatigue,
indirect tensile fatigue, crack propagation, direct
tension-compression, dynamic/complex modulus.

Hydraulic Power Supply and Servo


Hydraulic Labyrinth Bearing Actuator

Integral Hydraulic Power Supply for ease and


simplicity, high frequency, high performance,
Servo- hydraulic labyrinth bearing actuator for
excellent life and waveform fidelity

UTS Software and IMACS digital control

World class integrated control and data acquisition


for fast and easy control, performance & analysis

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Accessories

Four Point Bend

AASHTO T321 Fatigue


AST 03:2000 Fatigue
EN 12697-24D Fatigue
EN 12697-26B S tiffness

Indirect Tensile

AASHTO TP31Resilient Modulus


AS 2891.13.1Resilient Modulus
ASTM D4123Resilient Modulus
EN 12697-26C (IT-CY)Stiffness

Two Point Bend Trapezoidal

Semi Circular Bend (SCB)

EN 12697-24A Fatigue
EN 12697-26A S tiffness

EN 12697-44 Tensile Strength and Fracture


Toughness-Crack Propagation

Indirect Tensile

Indirect Tensile Bi-axial on specimen

EN 12697-24EFatigue

AASHTO T322 (TP9 )Creep Compliance


ASTM D7369Resilient Modulus

Limited temperature and force range

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Accessories

Dynamic Modulus Confined

AASHTO T342 (TP62) Dynamic Modulus


AASHTO TP79 - Dynamic Modulus E*, Flow Number,
Flow Time
NCHRP 9-19, 9-29

Limited temperature and force range

Compression Tests

AS 2891.12Permanent Deformation (Creep)


BS 598-111Permanent Deformation (Creep)
EN 12697-25ACyclic Compression

Tension Compression Unconfined


EN 12697-26D (DTC-CY)Direct
Tension-Compression
EN 12697-26E (DT-CY)Direct Tension
Complex Modulus
SCDUFSimplified Continuum Damage
Uniaxial Fatigue
S-VECDSimplified Viscoelastic
Continuum Damage

Overlay Test
ASTMReflective Cracking Test
TxDOT Designation: Tex-248-FOverlay Test

Cyclic CompressionTriaxial
EN 12697-25BPermanent Deformation

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Features
and
Benefits

FULLY INTEGRATED ASPHALT STANDARDS TESTING SYSTEM

SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS

The small footprint of the Asphalt Standards Tester belies the power and
versatility of this fully integrated modular system. The Asphalt Standards
Tester is based on the tried and tested technology of IPC Globals world
leading and renowned Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT).

One testing machine to meet the requirements of AASHTO TP79;


AASHTO T342 (TP62); AASHTO T321; AASHTO TP322 (TP9); AASHTO TP31; AS2891.12;
AST 03:2000; ASTM D4123; ASTM D7369; ASTM Reflective Cracking;
BS598-111; EN12697-24A; EN12697-24D; EN12697-24E; EN12697-25A; EN12697-25B;
EN12697-26A; EN12697-26B; EN12697-26C; EN12697-26D; EN12697-26E;
EN12697-44; EN13108-20; NCHRP 9-19; NCHRP 9-29; SCDUF; S-VECD; Tex-248-F

The innovative modular design incorporates:


Hydraulic Power Supplyfully integrated and with air cooling
Digitally Servo Controlled labyrinth bearing Actuatorbottom
loading with high performance, long life labyrinth bearing
provides accurate control of loading and wave-shape fidelity
Fully integrated reaction frame and triaxial confining cell option
Fatigue rated pancake load cell
Environmental Chambermechanically refrigerated, stainless steel
construction with double glazed door/windows on three sides
Easily reconfigured with a wide range of modular test kits

AS2891.13.1 Permanent deformation, cyclic compression, flexural


stiffness, indirect tensile stiffness, flexural fatigue, indirect tensile
fatigue, crack propagation (plus dynamic modulus E*)

Modular and easily re-configured


Easily upgradable to expand your testing capability when required
Compact and fully integrated
Only requires electricity, compressed air (for confined tests)
and oil to work straight out of the box
Quick and easy operation to save you time testing and training new staff
Low cost modular system
Excellent visibility for observing specimens under test

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Environmental Chamber

The integrated hydraulic setup uses a


bottom loading labyrinth bearing actuator
coupled with a high performance electrohydraulic servo-valve and built-in hydraulic
power supply. The system features PID
closed-loop control and a run time adaptive
control algorithm that adjusts the command
signal during the running of a test.

Stainless steel construction

Air cooled hydraulic pump

Mechanical refrigeration
Double glazed, Argon filled, Low E glass
Interior light
Excellent visibility through
three glass panels
Easy access to test jigs and specimens

Features
and
Benefits

Integrated Hydraulic Power Supply and


Digitally Servo Controlled Actuator

Long life labyrinth bearing actuator


Better dynamic performance
Excellent waveform fidelity
Pancake loadcell for higher stiffness

Reaction Frame Kit


Precision engineered from solid steel for
high stiffness and excellent alignment
Cross head easily adjusted, removed,
or it can be swung to one side to
accommodate Four Point Bend Kit
Provides reaction for Cyclic Compression,
Permanent Deformation, Indirect
Tensile and Dynamic Modulus tests
Used to secure triaxial cell for
performing confined tests

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Standards
Tests
Details

Four Point Bend


AASHTO T321Flexural Fatigue
AST 03:2000Fatigue
EN 12697-24DFour Point Bend Resistance to Fatigue
EN 12697-26BFour Point Bend Stiffness (4PB-PR)
The beam cradle is designed to subject an asphalt beam
specimen to 4 point bending with backlash free rotation
and horizontal translation of all load and reaction points.
Easily installed and removed when not required
Innovative floating straight-edge on-specimen
transducer eliminates errors due to frame compliance
Backlash free rotation and translation
on all load and reaction points
S inusoidal or haversine controlled strain
or controlled stress loading
Controlled force, motorised specimen clamping
Non-linear regression data fitting ensures reliable
determination of phase and modulus
Specimen sizes
50mm x 50mm
50mm x 63.5mm
70mm x 70mm
Also available:
PVC beam (4PB Apparatus dummy specimen)
Reference beam assembly
Aluminium channelled reference beam

Two Point Bend Trapezoidal


EN 12697-24AFatigue-Two Point
Bending on Trapezoidal Specimens
EN 12697-26AStiffness-Two Point Bending
on Trapezoidal Specimens (2PB-TR)
Precision engineered for high
stiffness and excellent alignment
LVDT (+/-0.5mm) with In-line
signal conditioner (ILC)
Also available:
Metal base with groove for
specimen embedding
Top caps
Specimen mounting kit

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Indirect Tensile
AASHTO TP31Resilient Modulus
AS2891.13.1Resilient Modulus
ASTM D4123Resilient Modulus
EN 12697-26CIndirect
Tensile Stiffness (IT-CY)

Standards
Tests
Details

Precision engineered for high


stiffness and excellent alignment
Precision top platen
100mm or 150mm specimen sizes
LVDT yoke frame and
specimen set-up apparatus
LVDT (+/-0.06mm) with In-line
signal conditioner (ILC)
Also available:

100mm and 150mm dia. PVC specimens


Proving ring

Semi Circular Bend (SCB)


EN 12697-44Tensile Strength and
Fracture Toughness-crack propagation

Torque screwdriver

Indirect Tensile
EN 12697-24EIndirect Tensile
Resistance to Fatigue
P
recision engineered from solid steel for
high stiffness and excellent alignment
Precision linear bearing guided top platen

Precision engineered for high


stiffness and excellent alignment

L
VDT (+/-1.875mm) Double Ball Ends
with In-line signal conditioner (ILC)

Attaches to Indirect Tensile jig

100mm or 150mm specimen sizes

150mm dia. specimen

Also available:
100mm and 150mm dia. PVC specimens
Proving ring
LVDT mounting strips
LVDT strip mounting kit available

Glueing Jig

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Dynamic Modulus Confined

AASHTO T342 (TP62)Dynamic Modulus


AASHTO TP79Dynamic ModulusE*,
flow number, flow time
NCHRP 9-19, 9-29

Standards
Tests
Details

Limited temperature and force range

Precision engineered for high


stiffness and excellent alignment
Triaxial cell for confined tests
(unconfined for AASHTO T342)
Precision aluminium top and bottom
platens
Spherically seated to platen
100mm x 150mm dia. specimen sizes
LVDTs (+/-0.5mm) Double Ball Ends
with In-line signal conditioner (ILC)

Indirect Tensile Bi-axial on specimen

AASHTO T322 (TP9 )Creep Compliance


ASTM D7369Resilient Modulus

Limited temperature and force range

Precision engineered for high


stiffness and excellent alignment
Precision top platen
100mm or 150mm specimen sizes
LVDTs (+/-0.5mm) loose core with
In-line signal conditioner (ILC)
Also available:
100/150mm PVC dummy specimen
Proving ring
Target mounting kit
Short/Long target gauge points

Also available
Gauge point fixing jig
Proving ring
Consumables kit

Tension Compression/Complex
Modulus Unconfined
EN 12697-26D (DTC-CY)Direct
Tension-Compression
EN 12697-26E (DT-CY)Direct
Tension, complex Modulus
SCDUFSimplified Continuum
Damage Uniaxial Fatigue
S-VECDSimplified Viscoelastic
Continuum Damage
P
recision engineered for high
stiffness and excellent alignment
Also Available:
Tension platen gluing jig
Consumables kit
Gauge point fixing jig
PVC dummy specimen

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Cyclic CompressionTriaxial
EN 12697-25BTriaxial Cyclic
Compression Kit

Standards
Tests
Details

High quality light weight acrylic


cell wall for easy of placement
and excellent visibility
Top plate and base are precision
engineered of solid steel for high
stiffness and exceptional alignment
Quickly and easily installed or removed
Triaxial Cell includes ports for confining
pressure, specimen pressure release, on
specimen transducers and temperature

Overlay Test

Compression Tests

ASTM Reflective Cracking Test


TxDOT Designation: Tex-248-F - Overlay Test

AS 2891.12Permanent Deformation (Creep)


BS 598-111Permanent Deformation (Creep)
EN 12697-25ACyclic Compression

P
recision engineered for high
stiffness and excellent alignment
Designed for easy set up
Linear guidance to ensure no
rotation nor non-axial loading
A lso Available:
Specimen Preparation kit

Precision engineered from solid steel for


high stiffness and excellent alignment
Quickly and easily installed and removed
Incorporates adjustable transducer clamps for
accurate measurement and to protect LVDTs
LVDT (+/-5mm) with In-line signal conditioner (ILC)
150mm specimen
Also available for cyclic compression are jigs for:
BS 598 Part 111 Permanent Deformation
AASHTO TP79 un-confined Dynamic
Modulus E*
AASHTO TP79 un-confined Flow
number and Flow time

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World-class
Software
Application
Powerful professional Delphi software

Purpose-written test applications

Test templates

User programmable test

All test data saved in portable binary files

The ultimate in clean accurate data

RENOWNED SOFTWARE AND CONTROL

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

World-class UTS Software

Complete confidence in
your data and results

Save time analysing your materials using UTS softwares clear, precise, rich,
user friendly tab-based interface with multiple real time graphical displays.
Developed using industry leading Delphi software.

When you are developing a new test method or want to run a novel
test, UTS User-programmable test allows you to take full control
and determine all the test, control and analysis parameters.

IPC Global world-class UTS test application


software is proven and is used extensively
by transport departments and research
laboratories around the world.

Benefit from more than 20 years of IPC Globals expert software application
development. With UTS test applications written around international standards you
can concentrate on analysing your materials; not on programing your testing machine.

A powerful feature unique to UTS software. When the test is finished UTS saves in a binary file
the results, the data points but also every one of the test setup parameters and calibration
parameters. This means that at any time in the future the test can be reviewed as if it has
just been performed complete with all test control, PID, specimen settings and results.

IPC Global are proven and trusted suppliers of


advanced pavement testing instruments for the
worlds leading pavement research laboratories.

Specific test settings can be entered and saved by the Chief Engineer or
Laboratory Manager for easy recall and testing by laboratory technicians. There is
no need to configure the machine each time you want to perform a specific test.

IMACS integrated control and data acquisition with 4x oversampling


technology, auto-ranging and effective 20 bit data resolution
gives unparalleled control and waveform fidelity.

Saves you time and is easy to use

Technician friendlyquick and easy test set-up

Value for money

F
ully integrated, it has everything you need
Refined systems that are robust and reliable

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IMACS
Specifications
Integrated Control & Data Acquisition System (IMACS):
Real-time digital computer control with 32bit processing
Fully integrated acquisition and control functions
Acquisition at speeds up to 5kHz, simultaneous on all channels
Low data noise performance with 4 x over-sampled data

Controlling the Asphalt


Standards Tester is IPC
Globals Integrated MultiAxis Control System
(IMACS). IMACS delivers
leading edge performance,
unparalleled control and
the ultimate in flexible
data acquisition.

Exceptional data resolution and control with up to 20 bit auto-ranging data


acquisition

See White paper 'Ensure Reliable Results: The


Case For Robust Control & Data Acquisition'.
Contact sales@ipcglobal.com.au for your copy.

Test templates

Flash based firmware allows field updates of all modules


USB communication USB 2.0 communication port at 12Mb/s and Ethernet
communication port at 10/100Mb/s
Total confidence in measurements from analogue inputs
that auto-calibrate on power-up
Acquisition and Control2 axis control (actuator and confining pressure), up to 8
channel data-acquisition (actuator displacement, axial load, confining pressure,
temperature and 4x normalised transducer inputs for displacement, etc.

UTS Software
Developed in Powerful Delphi programming language
Purpose-written test applications
All test data saved in portable binary files
Live levels displays

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Asphalt Standards Tester

Specifications

4 Point Bend Tests

Load Capacity

13.5kN dynamic, 15kN static

Load Cell

Pancake type, high performance,


fatigue rated

Frequency Range

0.01 to 60Hz sinusoidal loading

Actuator Stroke

30mm (+/-15mm)

Actuator Type

Labyrinth bearing

Weight

250kg (dry, with no accessories)

Dimensions with chamber

1,100(L) x 630(W) x 1,910(H) mm

Reaction Frame
Dimensions

520(H) x 360(D) x 360(W) mm

Triaxial Cell
Triaxial Cell Weight

5.6kg

Triaxial Cell Dimensions

265(H) x 210(Dia.) mm

Confining Pressure

210kPa

Environmental Chamber

Control

Selectable non-linear regression


data fitting on some applications

Weight

35kg

Dimensions

400(H) x 460(D) x 230(W) mm

Specimen Size

50(H) x 50(W) x 355.5(Span) mm


70(H) x 70(W) x 420(Span) mm

Yoke Alignment Tool


For Specimens

50(H) x 50(W) x 355.5 (outer span


centres) mm

70(H) x 70(W) x 420 (outer span


centres) mm

Test Standards


AASHTO T321
AST 03:2000
EN 12697-24D
EN 12697-26B

2 Point Bend Trapezoidal


Weight

6.5kg

Dimensions

215(H) x 425(D) x 140(W) mm


EN 12697-24A
EN 12697-26A

Temperature Range

0 to 60C

Temperature Stability

+/- 0.2C

Test Standards

Construction

Argon filled Low E double glazed on


three sides, stainless steel construction

Indirect Tensile Tests/Semi Circular Bend

Weight
Dimensions

150kg
1,000(H) x 580(D) x 565(W) mm

Dynamic Modulus
Weight

10kg

Dimensions

150(H) x 100(Dia.) mm nominally

Test Standards



AASHTO TP79
AASHTO T342 (TP62)
NCHRP 9-19
NCHRP 9-29,

Limited temperature and force range

Weight

9kg

Dimensions

275(H) x 285(D) x 200(W) mm

Test Standards







AASHTO T322 (TP9)


AASHTO TP31
AS 2891.13.1
ASTM D4123
ASTM D7369
EN 12697-24E
EN 12697-26C
EN 12697-44

Limited temperature and force range

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Tension-Compression/Complex Modulus

Specifications

Control & Data AcquisitionIMACS

Weight

3kg

Configuration

Fully integrated

Dimensions

200(H) x 105(Dia.) mm

Test Standards


EN 12697-26D
EN 12697-26E
SCDUF
S-VECD

Real Time Digital


Computer Control

32bit Processing

Acquisition Speeds

5kHz (simultaneous
on all channels)

Data Over-Sampling

4x

Data Resolution

20 bit auto-ranging
data acquisition

Overlay Test
Weight

10kg

Dimensions

210(H) x 130(Dia.) mm

Test Standards:

ASTMReflective Cracking Test


TxDOT Designation: Tex-248-F
Overlay Test

Compression/Cyclic Compression Test Kit


Weight

12kg

Dimensions

275(H) x 215(Dia.) mm

Specimen Size

100(Dia.) & 150(Dia.) mm

Test Standards


AS 2891.12
BS 598-111
EN 12697-25A
EN 12697-25B

Communication

USB 2.0: 12Mb/s


Ethernet: 10/100Mb/s

Firmware Update

Flash based

Analogue inputs

Auto-calibrate on power up

Control

2 axis control (actuator and


confining pressure)

Acquisition




Up to 8 Channel data
acquisition (actuator
displacement, axial load, up to
4 on-specimen displacement
transducers, confining
pressure and temperature)

Services
Air Supply

400-500 kPa; 2 litres/sec


(clean dry air)

Mains Power

50/60Hz 230V single phase

Hydraulic oil

28ltr ISO 46 Premium Mineral Oil

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IPC Global Customer Care


At IPC Global we are proud of our products.
Were dedicated to supplying high quality,
accurate, affordable, easy-to-use systems for
advanced testing of asphalt, soil, unbound
granular and other construction materials.
As a valued customer of IPC Global you will
receive continuous, expert support and advice
for your instrument. Furthermore, we ensure
new users are trained in the correct operation
of your IPC Global equipment.
For support from our expert customer care
team, contact your local IPC Global distributor
or IPC Global directly on +61 3 9800 2200 or
email techsupport@ipcglobal.com.au.
Visit our website for more information:
www.ipcglobal.com.au

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