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Motorised Automatic Consolidation (ACONS2)

Mar 31 2014

VJ Tech are proud to announce the launch of the Motorised Automatic Consolidation System (ACONS2) which makes full use of the technological advances in Wi-Fi, USB and touchscreen communication over recent years.




The Motorised Automatic Consolidation System (ACONS2) has been specifically designed to make things easier for automated Consolidation testing by using a stepper motor to generate Force.

The ACONS2 also supports Motorised Consolidated Rate of Strain (CRS) testing by using the stepper motor to control strain rate.

It is controlled remotely from a PC or laptop running our renowned Clisp Studio software, either using a USB, RS232 or Wi-Fi interface or remotely using an optional 7" touchscreen colour display via Wi-Fi.

Loading increments can be automated and the current readings of the Load and Displacement displayed during testing. The ACONS2 is factory calibrated before delivery and the settings can be read into Clisp Studio before initial use. Details of any subsequent re-calibration can be written back to the ACONS2 for re-use.

Principal Features

  • Capable of Consolidation or Upgraded to perform CRS testing
  • Compact design (small footprint)
  • RS232, USB or Wi-Fi Interface for computer control
  • Capable of applying step loading as well as displacement control
  • Stepper motor to generate force or control rate of strain
  • Includes 15kN Load cell
  • Accepts consolidation cells from 50mm to 100mm (supplied separately)
  • Built-in high accuracy Digital Dial Gauge interface for displacement sensor
  • Built-in LSCT interface for displacement sensor
  • Built-in Mitutoyo Digital Dial Gauge interface
  • Over range and travel limit switch protection
  • Multiple ACONS2 can be daisy chained and controlled from single PC (RS232 only)
  • Microprocessor based design
  • High Resolution 24 bit A/D converter
  • Built-in battery backed real time clock
  • Transducer calibration from/to Clisp Studio
  • Non-volatile storage of calibration
  • Firmware easily updated remotely



Instrument Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi Aerial, USB Socket, RS232 Socket, RS232 Plug (for daisy chaining)
  • Mitutoyo Dial Gauge socket, Load and Displacement Transducer DIN Sockets
  • Linear Encoder Socket (for high accuracy transducer)
  • VCOMM diagnostic port (also used for fast firmware upgrade)

Technical Specification

  • Sample Diameters available 50mm, 2.5". 70mm, 75mm and 100mm (other sizes on request)
  • Maximum Frame Capacity 15 kN
  • Accuracy 0.15% FRO
  • Resolution 1 N
  • Adjustable Displacement Rate 0-10.0000 mm/min
  • Fast Approach Speed 40.000 mm/min
  • Powered using DC Adaptor (Output 24VDC 75W, Input 90-240V, 50/60Hz, 1ph)
  • Dimensions - Width 280mm, Depth 400mm and Height 640mm
  • Weight 31 kg

Optional Touchscreen Colour Display Features

  • Touchscreen 7" colour display
  • Can be magnetically attached to ACONS2 or held separately
  • Controls ACONS2 via Wi-Fi
  • Supplied pre-loaded with ACONS2 App
  • Full ACONS2 control with or without Clisp Studio