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18th June 2018 13:55 ELE launches new geotechnical testing software
ELE International has launched a new version of its dedicated software for soils testing to BS, ASTM and AASTHO standards. Designed specifically for geotechnical laboratories, the new DS 7.3 software contains a range of advanced features including compatibility with Microsoft Windows 10, Office 2016 and 365. Providing the ability to automate data logging, analysis and reporting, DS 7.3 improves the quality and productivity of soil tests such as Triaxial, Permeability, Consolidation, Direct/Residual…
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27th November 2018 14:24 Asia Service Training : March 2018
As part of ELE International’s strategy to continually improve the service we provide to distributors, ELE regularly runs training courses both overseas and in our dedicated laboratory at our headquarters in the UK. The latest course was held in the offices of Soil Testing Siam, our channel partner in Thailand.  The focus for day one of the training was the installation and operation of the new ADR Touch Control PRO Automatic Compression Machine with its many beneficial features. This…
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27th March 2018 15:28 Automatic CBR tests now supported with new DSU software update on Tritest 50's
ELE International are pleased to announce a software enhancement for the DSU. This enhancement now allows Automatic CBR tests to be supported with the Tritest frame, as well as existing manual CBR tests, and user tests. Other updates have also improved overall user experience. The parts required: DSU 27-1300/01, /02 https://www.ele.com/Category/data-logging-software-and-electronic-instrumentation Tritest 50 25-3518/01 (with E-stop) https://www.ele.com/Product/digital-tritest-50-load-frame…
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15th January 2018 08:57 Testing cement for quality and reliability
Cement performs a vital role in the construction industry, but as a manufactured material created by a complex process involving multiple ingredients, testing is essential to ensure compliance with specification and application specific requirements. In the following article Alfonso Rivera, Technical Department and Field Service Manager for ELE International, reviews the most important tests and provides an update on relevant standards.* Compressive strength Compressive strength is one of the most…
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15th December 2017 10:58 New e-commerce website
As an ELE International registered user, you will be pleased to know that today we have launched our e-commerce platform. This is a major milestone for our business and for your needs.    You will be able to access this new feature on our website by clicking the login link at the top right of the ELE homepage. Before you utilise this feature, you will need to register on the ELE website. We know many of you were already registered however to ensure full data…
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24th November 2017 11:15 ELE invests in experienced new staff
ELE International, a leading global manufacturer of materials testing equipment, has made four new appointments as part of its strategy for growth. Adeel Hassan joins as Product Manager, Mark Andrews becomes Export Coordinator, Simone Pringle is Supply Chain Administrator and Steve Jenkins joins as a Service Engineer. The new starters are mostly based at ELE’s Leighton Buzzard facilities in the UK.   Adeel has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA and an MSc in Technology and Innovation…
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11th January 2018 14:57 New technology for concrete and cement testing
ELE International has launched a new automatic control unit for concrete and cement testing. The ADR Touch Control Pro system brings the latest technology into the materials testing laboratory, whilst also combining a wide range of new features that have been developed specifically in response to feedback from ELE’s global network of customers. “This is the most significant product launch that ELE has made in over a decade,” says ELE Managing Director Tony Power. “The advantages…
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9th August 2017 15:05 A successful week of work experience
ELE International would like to congratulate Nathan Ferguson for successfully completing a week of work experience within our Engineering Department. Nathan began the week with a brief overview of ELE’s key products, providing him with a good understanding of the industry ELE is in and materials testing equipment in general. This was followed by a day in production, where he assisted in the assembly of the ADR Touch Head used on our compression machines using various hand-held tools. He also…
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4th August 2017 10:14 The transition from the classic ELE logo to the new logo
As you are aware, we recently launched the new ELE International logo, a logo that is representative of our innovation and commitment to product development and customer needs. The new logo has a contemporary look without losing sight of our history, as we understand the old, classic ELE logo has been a symbol of quality and innovation in material testing for the past 56 years. The new logo doesn’t mean our classic logo is no longer valid and we fully understand the cost implications this…
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19th July 2017 11:53 New Logo Announcement
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new logo and brand identity. The change of logo is not just a change in graphic design, it represents the future direction of the ELE brand, a brand that has been a symbol of quality, innovation and precise materials testing for the past 56 years. We feel that our new logo is a better reflection of our innovative technologies and our progressive vision for the future of this industry. However, we have not forgotten our rich history and milestones of the…
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12th June 2017 10:11 New video on concrete testing
ELE International has published a new video explaining how the latest technology in compression machines lowers costs and improves the quality and traceability of concrete testing. The video is presented by ELE Senior Service Engineer Mark Bolton, who demonstrates the simplicity of the new touch-screen controls. He also shows viewers how to ensure compliance with Standards with a manual compression machine, and how users of automatic machines can do so whilst ensuring consistency and saving costs…
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7th June 2017 12:33 ELE International Seminars in Vietnam
In May, ELE International, in conjunction with their distributor, Red Star Vietnam, held two informative seminars in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The Hanoi seminar was held at the University of Transport and Communication (UTC). The seminar focused on quality inspection and evaluation of concrete, cement and soils in the construction industry. The three guest speakers were from UTC, Dr Sang Thanh Nguyen (Head of Building Materials, Faculty of Construction and Engineering), Dr Le Thanh Ha (Building…
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9th May 2017 11:22 New additions to our Flexural and Transverse Range
ELE International is pleased to announce the new additions to our Flexural and Transverse Range.  Our brand-new ADR Touch manual power packs are now available in 230 V 50/60 Hz and 110 V 60 Hz. These Power Packs are for use in conjunction with the ELE Cement Test Compression Frame and Flexural Frames and are supplied with the ADR Touch Head for accurate results and test repeatability. Customers now have a Manual Power Pack option for the 250/25 kN Compression Frame, to enable the testing of…
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3rd March 2017 09:23 Operation and installation training for test equipment
As part of a strategy to continually improve the quality of customer service around the world, ELE regularly runs technical training courses in a dedicated laboratory at its UK headquarters in Leighton Buzzard. The latest course, which ran for a week in February 2017, was attended by engineers from Saudi Arabia who will be responsible for training local staff in the Kingdom, and for helping end users to ensure that their ELE materials testing equipment is installed and operated correctly in accordance…
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11th January 2018 15:43 Accu-Tek Touch 250 Auto
Offering concrete testing laboratories new levels of quality and consistency, ELE International has launched the Accu-Tek Touch 250 Auto; an automatic compression testing machine, fully compliant with ASTM C39 and AASHTO T22 concrete testing standards. “This is an important announcement,” says ELE Managing Director Tony Power, “Not just because full automation will be a major advantage for concrete labs following ASTM and AASHTO standards*, but also because this marks the beginning…
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13th December 2016 13:49 NEW 300 mm Lower Brick Platen: 37-4842
We are pleased to announce the latest addition to our extensive concrete testing product range. Our new 300 mm Lower Brick Platen is designed to give our current compression machines more functionality. This platen (37-4842) can simply be inserted into the compression machine, allowing testing of standard bricks (250 x 112.5 x 75) more efficiently. It is also a lower priced alternative to the Standard Rectangular Platen used with our 2000/3000 BS machines (36-4150, 36-4165/01). Click here to be…
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6th December 2016 15:40 New Flexible Hose
We are pleased to announce the latest addition to our product range; the flexible hose (part number 5038B0027). The introduction of this simple, but effective, part allows users to have their 2000/3000 kN frames on the right-hand side of an ADR Auto Console, making our Compression Machines even more user-friendly and adaptable to suit various environments. Here at ELE International we continue to invest in research and development in order to meet and exceed customer expectations.    Click…
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15th November 2016 13:05 UKAS re-accreditation
ELE International is pleased to announce that we have successfully passed our re-accreditation audit from UKAS this week, an important milestone for the business. This confirms our technical management, control systems, training and application of the Standard meets and exceeds the UKAS requirements. Helping us continue to grow our excellent service platform of installation, calibration and maintenance, we now have two additional staff members accredited to conduct calibration and verification activities,…
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15th November 2016 10:33 Strengthening the ELE team
We are pleased to announce the arrival of some new members of our Engineering, Operations and Sales teams. At ELE International we continue to invest in new personnel in our aim to deliver excellence in all our products and services. Richard Windsor joins ELE International as Engineering/New Product Development Manager. Richard has over 25 years’ experience in the design of special purpose machinery, is a member of the Institute of Engineering Designers and registered as an Incorporated Engineer.…
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15th November 2016 16:09 DSU Enhancement For Consolidation
ELE International would like to inform our customers that the recent problem encountered on the DSU has now been resolved and we recommend all customers to download the software from the website. The update corrects the log time measurement which has a one sample interval error and logging issue when the consolidation period exceeds 24 hours. Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us. Click here to be directed to the DSU page
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26th October 2016 09:53 ELE International’s Coffee Morning
ELE International held a coffee morning to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support and staff members put their baking skills to good use! There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK and MacMillan’s ambition is to improve all their lives and inspire others to do the same. They support individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer. From help with money worries and advice about work, to being there for individuals who need someone to talk to. There was a great selection of treats,…
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28th October 2016 09:20 40 years' anniversary with ELE
Ian Corner recently reached a 40-year milestone at ELE International, making him one of our longest serving product development engineers, and ELE would like to thank Ian for his hard work and dedication throughout his career. Ian began his career after successfully completing his apprenticeship at the world renowned Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF) in Enfield, Middlesex. The quality of training provided there was incomparable to any other in the British industry. Many engineers, like Ian, have completed…
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2nd November 2016 10:02 GDU2 Enhancement For Consolidation
ELE International would like to inform our customers that the recent problem encountered on the GDU2 has now been resolved and we recommend all customers to download the software from the website. The update corrects the log time measurement which has a one sample interval error and logging issue when the consolidation period exceeds 24 hours. This only applies to GDU's with a blue power light, rather than a red power light, as detailed in section 4 of operating instruction 9901X0263. Should you…
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20th October 2016 09:52 Service Provider Product Training
ELE International was very pleased to welcome distributors from Algeria, Jordan and South Africa to our latest one-week service provider training event which took place in September at our head office in Leighton Buzzard. The training consisted of product presentations, equipment handling and troubleshooting on our range of key products, including concrete compression machines, soil testing equipment and asphalt products. Practical demonstrations were also carried out utilising our range of geotechnical…
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7th October 2014 15:37 ELE and AquAid
We at ELE International are aware that keeping our people hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the day. As a result, we decided to invest in watercoolers from AquAid. Our unique relationship with AquAid has given our organisation the opportunity to help others Our decision to install a water cooler from AquAid means that for each machine that we have, we have donated £20 per year per cooler to The Africa Trust. Through our contributions…