Manual Control and Automated Logging
A common setup of a basic triaxial system found in a laboratory has manual control and automated data logging. Data logging is performed using a logger which accepts an analogue voltage from transducers such as load cells, displacement transducers and pressure transducers.
Control is limited to constant rate of strain only, and is initiated by the user setting the speed and direction. No automatic safety stops are in operation, and as such there is a reliance on the operator to stop the system either at the end of a test stage or for safety reasons.
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