|Key features ||Benefits to the user |
|Traditional load frames only operate in speed/velocity control mode. All GDS load frames can also operate in displacement control mode via their keypad or software. This function is very useful in setting up or breaking down a test, and provides higher fidelity control than a velocity only frame can achieve. |
|Status indicators: ||Directional & velocity indicator LEDs show at a glance how the frame is moving. A bright status light under the display indicates frame status and is visible from afar when indicating any error. |
|Safety loop: ||While under computer control the USB connection status is continually monitored by the load frame. If a break in communication is detected the load frame will stop automatically to ensure no damage to sample or transducers can occur. This has saved many test specimens as well as test equipment when brief powercuts occur or laptop batteries have run out of charge during a test. |
|Digi RFM Upgrades: || |
Up to 2 DigiRFM units can be added to the loadframe to enhance its performance by giving high rate closed loop control within the frame. The most typical use cases for this are:
- To connect a loadcell or local displacement transducer for direct control – this allows for more aggressive tracking of load/displacement.
- To provide a self-contained system with no other acquisition for UCS or oedometer tests where load and local displacement are logged via the frame.
|Advanced Trajectory Generator:||The version 2 load frame uses a superior trajectory generation routine.|