RDS-300 Direct Shear Testing System
The GCTS RDS-300 Direct Shear System is a great apparatus for testing a variety of rock specimen configurations. This automated system includes advanced software to make the testing experience an easier and more enjoyable one. Many add-ons can supplement this system to enhance and broaden testing.
The GCTS Direct Shear System for Testing Equipment is a versatile device for testing a wide range of rock specimen configurations. Cylindrical cores, cubes, prisms, and rock fragments can be used to determine the shear strength.
This system features electro-hydraulic closed-loop digital servo control of the shear and normal loads for test automation. The included software program accepts inputs from the normal load sensor and up to three normal deformation sensors (the software calculates automatically the average normal deformation). Loads or deformations for both the shear and normal actuators can be set to automatically perform advanced tests such as the Constant or Calculated Normal Stiffness Direct Shear Test.
This system can be provided with an optional triaxial cell, unconfined loading platens, indirect tension (Brazilian) platens, etc. to perform most of the laboratory mechanical tests required for rocks.
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