Italian laboratory equipment manufacturer Controls has launched the Triax 100, an automatic triaxial machine with 100kN load capacity. It is designed to automatically perform compression and extension tests in isotropic and anisotropic conditions.
Tests can be carried out under a controlled rate of displacement or a controlled rate of loading. The system can also be used to perform cyclic triaxial tests at low frequency in controlled conditions of stress or strain. The machine has a digital display that shows results in real time and data can be downloaded to Windows compatible software.