Forney Machines

Forney 502 Series Block Tester Compression Machine with Automatic (VFD) Controls and High Stiffness Frame (FHS)

Designed and built by Forney. The 502 Block Compression Testing Machine can test 2-Block in Prism as well as testing cylinders, beams, cubes, masonry products, and rock specimens. As part of Forney’s Premium “FHS” Series, the machine features a high stiffness frame and fully enclosed test chamber that is especially suited for high testing volumes and high strength concrete testing.  FHS Testing Machines frames are manufactured from solid steel into a one-piece, welded unit that exceeds ACI recommendations.

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Load Capacity

500,000lb

Frame

High Stiffness (FHS)

Control System

VFD

Test Types

Compression, Flexural, Modulus of Elasticity/Poisson's Ratio (MP), Proppant Crush Resistance, Tensile Splitting

Testing Materials

Cylinders, Cubes, Grout Prism, Beams, Masonry Blocks, Masonry Prism, Proppant Sand, Rock Core

Additional Product Information

Accessories

  • Cylinder Compression (6" Dia x 12" L with Pad Caps) (150mm x 300mm)

    TA-0103-01 Cylinder Top Platen Assembly, No Holding Stem

    TA-0204-02 Draw Rod Spacer, 4" H

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

  • Cylinder Compression (6" Dia x 12" L with Capping Compound or Ground Ends) (150mm x 300mm)

    TA-0103-01 Cylinder Top Platen Assembly, No Holding Stem

    TA-0204-02 Draw Rod Spacer, 4" H

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

    TM-0095 Bottom Platen

  • Cylinder Compression (4" Dia x 8" L with Pad Caps) (100mm x 200mm)

    TA-0103-01 Cylinder Top Platen Assembly, No Holding Stem

    TA-0204-01 Draw Rod Spacer, 8" H

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

  • Cylinder Compression (4" Dia x 8" L with Capping Compound or Ground Ends) (100mm x 200mm)

    TA-0103-01 Cylinder Top Platen Assembly, No Holding Stem

    TA-0204-01 Draw Rod Spacer, 8" H

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

    TM-0095 Bottom Platen

  • Cylinder Tensile Splitting (6" Dia x 12" L) (150mm x 300mm)

    TA-0107-06 Cylinder Splitting Accessory

    TA-0204-02 Draw Rod Spacer, 4" H

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

  • Cylinder Tensile Splitting (4" Dia x 8" L) (100mm x 200mm)

    TA-0107-06 Cylinder Splitting Accessory

    TA-0204-02 Draw Rod Spacer, 4" H

    TA-0178-02 Draw Rod Spacer, 2" H

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

  • Cube (2") (50mm)

    TAG-0002 Cube (2") Accessory Kit

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

    TA-0204-02 Draw Rod Spacer, 4" H

  • Cube (6") (150mm)

    TA-0109 Cube Top Platen Assembly

    TA-0204-01 Draw Rod Spacer, 8" H

    TA-0204-03 Draw Rod Spacer, 3" H

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

  • Flexural Beam (6" x 6" x 18") (150mm x 150mm x 450mm)

    TA-0204-02 Draw Rod Spacer, 4" H

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

    TA-0166 Flexural Testing Accessory

  • Masonry Block (8" or 12" W x 8" H x 16" L) (200mm or 300mm W x 200mm H x 400mm L)

    TA-0113-09 Top Block Platen Accessory

    TA-0204-01 Draw Rod Spacer, 8"

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

    TA-0158-25 Carrier Bracket

  • Block in Prism (2 block) (8" or 12" W x 16" H x 16" L) (200mm or 300mm W x 200mm H x 400mm L)

    TA-0113-09 Top Block Platen Accessory

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

    TA-0158-25 Carrier Bracket

  • Grout Prism (3" x 3" x 6") (75mm x 75mm x 150mm)

    TA-0103-01 Cylinder Top Platen Assembly, No Holding Stem

    TA-0204-01 Draw Rod Spacer, 8" H

    TA-0178-02 Draw Rod Spacer, 2" H

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

    TM-0095 Bottom Platen

  • MOE (6" diameter) (150mm)

    LA-0488-E6-SG Compressometer

    *Must have compression accessories

    *Must have -M or -MP machine

  • MOE (4" diameter) (100mm)

    LA-0488-E4-SG Compressometer

    *Must have compression accessories

    *Must have -M or -MP machine

  • MOE & Poisson's Ratio (6" Diameter) (150mm)

    LA-0488-P6-SG Compressometer/Extensometer

    *Must have compression accessories

    *Must have -MP machine

  • MOE & Poisson's Ratio (4" Diameter) (100mm)

    LA-0488-P4-SG Compressometer/Extensometer

    *Must have compression accessories

    *Must have -MP machine

  • MOE & Poisson's Ratio (2" Diameter) (50mm)

    TA-3542-03 Axial Extensometer 2"

    TA-3975-01 Diametral 0.030"

    *Must have compression accessories

    *Must have -MP machine

  • Proppant (2" diameter) (50mm)

    TA-0119-10 Top Platen Assembly

    TM-0095 Bottom Platen

    TA-0178-02 Draw Rod Spacer, 2" H

    TA-0204-01 Draw Rod Spacer, 8" H

    TA-0002 Proppant Crush Piston & Cell

    TM-3300-16 Draw Rod

Factory Installed Options

  • Voltage

    110/220VAC Single Phase

  • Displacement

    Available Upgrade

  • Optional Test Protocol Capabilities

    ASTM C469 MOE (M)

    ASTM C469 MOE & Poisson's Ratio (MP)

    ISO 13503-2 Proppant (SW-0010)

    *Additional accessories required

    *Inquire about other test types

  • Capacity Options

    Dual Range (2 transducers) on Single Frame (2R)

  • Frame Options

    Second Frame Capability (AB)

    Dual Frame Capability (adds 250k de-rated frame to machine) (2F)

    Dual Frame Capability (adds 30k frame setup for Concrete Beam) (BT)

  • Travel Limit Switch

    Standard Equipment

Specifications

  • Load Capacity Range

    5,000lbf - 500,000lbf

  • Vertical Opening

    23.875"

  • Horizontal Opening

    14"

  • Ram Diameter

    9"

  • Piston Stroke

    2.5"

  • Platen Hardness

    60 HRC

  • Lower Platen Dimension

    12.25" x 16.25"

  • Upper Platen Dimension

    *See Available Accessories

  • Oil Reservoir Capacity

    2 Gallons

  • Overall Width

    35"

  • Overall Depth

    23"

  • Overall Height

    66"

  • Unit Weight

    2,200lbs

  • Test Standard Ready

    ASTM E4

  • Test Standard Capable

    ASTM C39, C78, C140, C293, C109, C469, C496, C1019, C1314, C1609, D7012

    AASHTO T 22, T 97, T 106

    ISO 13503-2

    API RP 56

    BS 1610, BS 1881, EN ISO7500-1, EN 12390-3, EN 12390-4, EN 772-1