Manual Control and Manual Logging to a Fully Automated Testing System

The most basic triaxial system set-up found in a laboratory consists of both manual control and manual data logging. 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. Data is manually logged  by  the  operator  at  set  time  intervals by reading dial gauges measuring load or displacement and bourdon gauges measuring pressure. The data is then transferred manually to a PC.

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