THE NEW SPACE FOR CONCRETE TESTCUBE PREPARATION

 

THE TESTCUBE IS A SELF-CONTAINED, PORTABLE CABIN WHOSE PATENT-PENDING DESIGN PROVIDES THE PERFECT CONDITIONS FOR THE CRITICAL EARLY CURING STEPS IN THE CONCRETE TESTING CYCLE. ALL MONITORED AND RECORDED 24/7 FOR COMPLETE CONFIDENCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

See the process

THE TESTCUBE PROCESS

Step 1

A sample of concrete is collected from each on-site pour and delivered to the TestCube testing station.

Step 2

The sample concrete is scooped into the cube mould in three equal layers and each layer is compacted as required.

Step 3

Each cube is covered with a damp cloth and plastic sheeting and left to cure. The air temperature must be maintained at 20 ± 5 degrees Celsius. Testcube constantly regulates, monitors and records temperatures to ensure optimum curing conditions at all times.

Step 4

After curing for a period of between 16 to 72 hours, the cubes are removed from the moulds and then labelled with an individual cube ID.

Step 5

The cubes are placed in the specimen curing tank which is controlled to 20 ± 2 degrees Celsius. As with the air temperature, the tank water temperature is constantly checked and recorded and data can be monitored remotely via the internet.

Step 6

The batch of cubes are removed from the specimen tank, dried and sent to the laboratory for crush testing.

THE TESTCUBE DETAILS

USING INNOVATIVE FEATURES AND STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY TESTCUBE GIVES YOU CONFIDENCE IN YOUR CONCRETE.

  • Temperatures monitored and recorded 24/7 via a Thermocouple logger.
  • Data is uploaded to the cloud via on-board wireless router to be analysed remotely.
  • Maximum traceability and accountability in the event of concrete failure.
  • Purpose-specific workstations, desks, storage racking and curing tank.
  • Specimen curing tank and cabin interior temperatures constantly regulated.
  • Gold Standard electrical certification for 100% compliance and peace of mind.

“The TestCube was designed specifically to improve our concrete testing procedure on Tamdown sites. On all construction projects, it is an essential requirement to test the quality and compressive strength of the concrete used in the structure. We wanted a bespoke purpose-specific cabin which provided the optimum conditions for the early concrete cube creation and curing process which is critical to make sure test results are consistent and accurate."

"We are delighted with the cabins that TestCube have developed and manufactured for us. We worked with them closely during the design process and are very impressed with attention to detail that has gone into every part of the new hub. The new cabins are equipped with the latest technology to ensure effective ambient temperature control and curing tank temperature, purpose-built racking for concrete moulds, stainless steel workstations and space for monitoring and recording results and reports."

“The qualified Technicians and in-house Technical Manager are able to share live data and liaise with our customers’ design teams to ensure the highest of standards. We at Tamdown are so pleased with the TestCube that we will be implementing them across all our RC frame projects.”

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