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PILOT PRO - Automatic compression testers for cubes and cylinders

  • Four column high stiffness welded frame tested for stability
  • Heavy duty spherical seat in lubricating oil bath
  • Automatic control of test execution conforming to Standards
  • Dual user interface display and PC
  • Accuracy Class 1 (EN) and Class A (ASTM) starting from 10% of full scale (from 1% on request)
  • Compatible with the new intuitive easy to use DATA MANAGER Software
  • Reduced power consumption and silent operation by ES Energy Saving Technologies
  • Double stage hydraulic pump with rapid approach: high throughput of tests (up to 40/hour)
  • Soft platen-to-specimen contact and smooth load rate from the ramp start
  • Optional control of a second and third frame
  • Optional internal graphic printer including Load-Time plot
  • Remote verification of settings and performances for malfunctions debugging
  • Storage of up to 10 test profiles for each channel for quick start


EN 12390-4



  • Dual-stage pump: centrifugal low pressure for fast approach automatically switches to radial multi-piston high pressure for loading
  • DC motor, 720W, 50-60Hz
  • Maximum working pressure 700 bar
  • Load/unload valve
  • Second/third frame selection valve available as option


  • 524,000 points high-resolution/stability analog channels
  • 3 channels for load sensors
  • Control frequency 250 Hz
  • Sampling frequency 250 Hz
  • 5.1”, 800 x 480 pixel, 16 M colors, icon-driven capacitive sensing touchscreen graphic display
  • Unlimited storage capacity for test data on internal 16 GB SD card
  • USB port for test data storage on external USB memory stick and for firmware upgrade
  • Ethernet port for PC / Internet /network communication
  • Optional integrated graphic printer including Load-Time plot
  • RS 232 port for data downloading in ASCII format


  • Execution of compression, flexure, indirect tensile, ACV tests in automatic mode with load rate controlled by a closed-loop P.I.D. system
  • Execution of loading ramps with the possibility to manually increase or decrease the test speed during the test
  • Pause command to maintain steady load can be enabled at a pre-set value before the test or as required while testing
  • Simultaneous display of load, specific load, actual load rate, load/time graph
  • Saving of the specimen failure type (to EN or ASTM) in the test results
  • Download data to internal printer (optional) or to PC via RS 232 port or to USB memory stick
  • PC / network communication via Ethernet
  • Multi-coefficient linearization of the calibration curve for better accuracy at low loads thus avoiding the use of a second pressure transducer
  • Recording facility for up to 9 test profiles for each channel including: type of test (e.g. compression, flexural, indirect tensile), specimen size and shape, load rate, test standard and other general information. Each one of the recorded test profiles can be recalled automatically to save time
  • Improved PID algorithm and multi PID selection. Up to 3 different PID settings can be tuned for a variety of materials  (e.g. cylinder with neoprene pads, low strength specimens) and test methods (e.g ACV, flexure, indirect tensile).
  • Compatible with the newly released Datamanager software, tailored for construction material testing laboratories, for real-time data acquisition, display and management
  • Peripheral devices integration with Link-LAB
  • Automatic load measurement verification procedure, by connecting suitable load cells and our digital readout unit to PC
  • Language selection (including Cyrillic and Chinese)
  • Unit selection (kN, ton, lbf)
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and safe backup of the original configuration data (PID, calibration, etc.), in case of loss and/or data corruption. The restore of the machine to the factory settings is easy avoiding the need of any technical support.



  • 50-C46P02
    PILOT PRO Automatic Compact-Line EN compression tester, 2000 kN cap. for cubes up to 200 mm and cylinders up to dia. 160x320 mm.
    230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph
  • 50-C56P02
    PILOT PRO Automatic Compact-Line EN compression tester, 3000 kN cap. for cubes up to 200 mm and cylinders up to dia. 160x320 mm.
    230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph
  • 50-C68P02
    PILOT PRO Automatic Compact-Line EN compression tester, 4000 kN cap. for cubes up to 300 mm and cylinders up to dia. 250x500 mm.
    230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph
  • 50-C78P02
    PILOT PRO Automatic Smart-Line control console connected to 5000 kN cap. compression frame for cubes up to 300 mm and cylinders up to dia. 250 x 500 mm.
    230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph


Machine accessories

  • Distance pieces to adjust the vertical daylight
    • 50-C9080
      Distance piece dia. 200x30 mm
    • 50-C9082
      Distance piece dia. 200x50 mm
    • 50-C9083
      Distance piece dia. 200x68 mm
    • 50-C9086
      Distance piece dia. 200x100 mm
      Note: The above distance pieces are also available with threaded centering pin which are recommended for testing high strength/explosive failures specimens. They are identified adding the suffix /P after the code number.
  • Software
    • 82-SW/DM
      Datamanager PC Software suitable for remote control of the machine, data acquisition, processing and filing.
      ​Allows printout of customized test certificates.
  • Fragment guard lock switch
    • 50-C50/P1
      Fragment guard lock switch .
      ​To prevent test execution with the front door open.
  • Frame pedestals
    • 50-C49/B
      Frame pedestal for 2000 kN cap. testers
    • 50-C59/B
      Frame pedestal for 3000 kN cap. testers

Test accessories

  • 50-C9000/C
    Splitting tensile test device for cylinders up to dia. 160x320 mm (6.3”x12.6”).Conforming to EN 12390-6 and ASTM C496
  • 50-C9002
    Hardboard strips 4 x 14 x 345 mm for 50-C9000/B conf. to EN Standards. Pack of 50.
  • 50-C9002/A
    Hardboard strips 4 x 14 x 345 mm for 50-C9000/B conf. to ASTM Standards. Pack of 50.
  • 50-C9070/B
    Splitting tensile test device for concrete block pavers and concrete cubes. Conforms to EN 1338 and EN 12390-6.
  • 50-C9002
    Hardboard packing strips 4 x 15 x 345 mm, to EN 1338 and 12390-6.
    Pack of 50.
  • 50-C9030/H
    Compression device to test portions of 40x40x160 prisms broken in flexure to EN 196-1. High stiffness model.
    Total height 225mm.
  • 50-C9032/H
    Compression device to test 50mm (2”) cubes to ASTM C109. High stiffness model.
    Total height 225mm.
  • 50-C9010/C
    Flexural test device for concrete beams 100x100x400/500 and 150x150x600/750 mm, to EN 12390-5, ASTM C78, ASTM C293 and AASHTO T97

technical specifications

Verification of force transfer
The conformity of the compression tester to the EN 12390-4 requirements in terms of stability (force transfer) is performed by the verification of the self-alignment of machine components and the restraint on movement of the upper platen. The compliance of all our EN testers to these stringent requirements is precisely verified using specific apparatus (82-E0105/1 and 82-P0804/E). An incorrect load application may cause premature sample failure and, consequently the resultant strength could be significantly lower than the true resistance.

technical specifications

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PILOT PRO - Automatic compression testers for cubes and cylinders