HPM1 Magnus Frame

HPM1 Magnus Frame

The MAGNUS Universal Testing Frame is constructed of a twinned steel channel frame fastened with high tensile fixings. This creates an overall structure size of 4.61m long, 2.53m high and 1.2m wide and a working space of 4.0m long x 1.6m high.

The 0.60m spacing between the verticals allows for wide test specimens to be tested. The base feet distribute the selfweight of about 1 tonne to four anti-vibration leveling feet. The top channel members are used to carry either a single or double acting hydraulic ram carriage (not supplied).

To accompany the HPM1 a comprehensive range of accessories (HPM2) are also included. These accessories include load supports, reaction plates, clamps, dial gauge support bars, half round and full round bearings, height spacing units and clamps. All these accessories enable specimens to be set up quickly and easily in a variety of arrangements. They also accompany many of the experiments available for use within the HPM1 frame. A set of hollow steel dial gauge support bars are included to allow optionally available dial gauges to be mounted anywhere within the frame.

Essential Accessories: HPM3 or HPM3a

Optional accessories: HPM11, HPM12

HPM1 Magnus Frame
  • Universal Testing Frame for a variety of loads up to 300kN
  • Twinned steel frame to allow an operating window space of 4 m x 1.6 m
  • Frame to be assembled on site with high tensile fastenings
  • Full set of accessories to be provided for specimen testing
  • Frame to allow single or double hydraulic ram system to be carried
  • Comprehensive instruction manual to be included along with a wide variety of available experiments
  • 2 year warranty
  • Full size test specimens
  • 300kN load on a 4 m span or two 200 kN loads for four point bending tests.
  • Six teaching experiments are available which include:
  • Plane frame with strain gauging
  • Load distribution on a timber Grillage
  • Stress Grading of Timber Joists
  • Crack Control in Reinforced Concrete Beams
  • Ultimate Moment of a Reinforced Concrete Beam
  • Braved Arches
  • Unlimited possibilities for student projects, research or ad hoc commercial tests