The selection and use of the correct accessories is essential if the range of machines described in the Compression Machines section is to be utilised to its full advantage.

This section details a wide range of accessory items including distance pieces, specialist platens, flexural testing frames and other devices.

Model No. Desc

Distance pieces are used to reduce the amount of vertical space between the upper platen and the top surface of the specimen.
Two versions are offered, both of which have a maximum load capacity of 3000 kN and are for use with fixed head load frames.

Model No. Machine type Depth, mm
37-5000 Standard 50
37-5020 Standard 60
37-5050 Standard 80
37-5100 Standard 100
37-5170 BS EN 80
37-5180 BS EN 100
37-5110 BS EN 20
37-5120 BS EN 50
37-5140 BS EN 60
37-4980 Standard 20

All ELE compression machines are supplied as standard with relevant platen assemblies. The versatility of the machines is such that other tests may be performed in addition to the main application. Often these tests will require different platens, e.g. for block testing. ELE offers a range of optional platen assemblies which are quickly fitted for use.

Model No. Desc
37-4835 Extended front safety gate for use with rectangular platens
37-4860 BS EN Rectangular platens for block testing
37-5420 Platens for tensile splitting of cylinders
37-4842 300mm Lower Brick Platen
37-4830 BS Block Platens & Platen Handling Assembly
37-5450 Test pieces for splitting tensile test

• Optional calibration to BS EN ISO376 Grade 1
• Various capacities up to 3000 kN 
• 7½ digit high-resolution hand-held readout
• Designed for the calibration and verification of concrete compression machines

The ELE electronic 2000 kN load cell and readout unit is an accurate and sensitive system for the calibration and verification of the load measuring systems of concrete compression machines. Each system is supplied complete with NPL (National Physical Laboratory UK) calibration certificate in compliance with BS EN ISO376 Grade 1.

Model No. Desc
37-8305 300 kN Load Calibration Device Complete with Hand Held Readout Unit & Cal Cert (ISO 376)
37-8310 300 kN Load Calibration Device Complete with Hand Held Readout Unit & Cal Cert to UKAS traceable
37-8315 2000 kN Load Calibration Device complete with Handheld Readout Unit & Calibration Certificate ISO376
37-8320 2000 kN Load Calibration Device complete with Hand held Readout Unit & Cal Cert UKAS Traceable
37-8400 3000 kN Load Calibration Device Complete with Hand Held Readout Unit ISO376
37-8400/10 3000 kN Load Calibration Device Complete with Hand Held Readout Unit & Cal Cert to UKAS traceable
37-8300 600kN Load Calibration Device Complete with Hand Held Readout Unit & Calibration Certificate ISO376
37-4800/10 CCDHA High Accuracy Column/Canister Load Cell
37-8315/10 Handheld Digital Display