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Forney 250 Series Compression Machine

These machines are ideal for the general lab because of their versatility. Standard Testing Machines have frames manufactured from solid steel into a one-piece, welded unit that exceeds ACI recommendations.

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Test hydraulic cement, down hole cement, mortar, grout, concrete, self-consolidating concrete, CLSM, flowable fill, ceramics, metals, and plastics.


The load frame is manufactured from structural steel angles welded to top and bottom crossheads of solid steel plate. The hydraulic cylinder assembly is mounted to the top crosshead, with force being applied in a downward direction. This design eliminates foreign material build-up around the piston cylinder area.


The hydraulic unit is supplied as a complete, fully integrated assembly. The unit is pre-piped and pre-wired. It incorporates hydraulic valves.

Single unit design permits easy installation and provides portability without disassembling of hydraulic or electrical components.


Setup of testing protocol, real-time display of test data, and post-test data transfer is accomplished through the ForneyLink touchscreen HMI. The operator can navigate options for:

  • Test Run
  • Test Setup
  • Machine Setup
  • Calibration
  • Reporting and Data Transfer
  • Diagnostics

Provides a simultaneous display of force, stress and rate of load, along with a real time graph of load or stress vs time.


Standard functionality includes data collection by the ForneyLink touchscreen HMI for printing and transfer.


Make your machine smart – enable two-way data communication by accessing information and making it available for the testing process. Connect your machine seamlessly to LIMS packages, QC software, and other third-party software participating on the ForneyVault platform. ForneyVault enabled machines help control the workload, and make your technicians smarter and more productive, with fewer costly errors.

A smart machine can:

  • Enable intelligent workflows
  • Enable Bar Code Scanning capability to identify the specimen to be tested
  • Validate specimen geometry
  • Calculate proper preload settings – based on actual and/or expected strength
  • Calibration Monitor provides notification of impending calibration requirements
  • Discard Dashboard provides context enabled specimen management for untested specimen disposal decisions.
  • Notify you that a correction factor should be used
  • Notify you of individual low breaks
  • Notify you of excessive variance among several specimens

Several safety features are incorporated to protect both operator and testing machine:

  • Fragment Safety Guard: Fragment guards with latches and hinges are mounted to both the front and rear of the compression frame. Fragment guards are made of Lexan® and permits clear viewing of the test in process.
  • *Optional Overextension Protection: A piston over-extension limit switch system protects against piston extension beyond maximum travel.