Triaxial Load Frames from Karol-Warner are available in a wide range of strain rates and are easy to configure with added components for triaxial shear strength testing. For a complete list of Load Frames offered by Karol-Warner, visit our main Load Frames page.
Click the Load Frame Comparison Table above to enlarge, print, or download. The table indicates force capacity and strain rate for common geotechnical testing applications.
Heavy-duty steel frames feature 10,000lbf (44.5kN) capacities with some models having options for 20,000lb (89kN). Large frame openings are easily adjustable on heavy threaded rods for a variety of sample configurations. 3/4hp DC motors and controllers precisely regulate strain rates to ±1% of set point. These versatile units are quickly adaptable for other popular soil tests with easy change-out of components. Models are available with options for full load, speed and direction control through user’s PC.