Introducing Humboldt’s New HCM-5080 and HCM-5070 Digital Controllers plus the HCM-5090 Digital Indicator for Compression Machines

Designed to make breaking cylinders, cubes and beams
easier and more precise.

Compression Machine Controllers

Available in a bolt-on and console configurations, Humboldt’s HCM-5080 and HCM-5070 concrete compression machine controllers deliver a whole new level of speed, accuracy and ease-of-use for compression machines.

Stand out features:

Humboldt's HCM-5080 and HCM-5070 automatic controllers are designed to make fast work of testing cylinders, cubes and beams with all of Humboldt’s compression frames.

Humboldt’s controllers feature a robust, reliable and cool-running 1hp pump, which works together with the controller for full operational control.

Both controllers provide two channel inputs for load, which allows for the control of two separate compression frames when using the HCM-HP4014 selector valve accessory. They also provide two additional channel inputs for displacement, which provides an easy solution for determining Poisson's ratio and Young’s modulus testing.

Auto Testing:

The HCM-5080 and HCM-5070 controllers provide an easy-to-use automated testing work flow — just choose the test standard you wish to run from the menu and the controller will quickly guide you through the setup. Choose the “Fast Testing” option and your compression frame will run tests as fast as you can load your cylinders, cubes or blocks while sequentially numbering each test automatically. Just click on the start button.

The controllers are pre-programmed to run the following tests: ASTM C39, ASTM C78, ASTM C293, ASTM C469, ASTM C496, ASTM C1019, ASTM C109/C109M, BS EN 12390-3.

HCM-5080 Controller

The HCM-5080 provides automated control designed to make fast work fo breaking cylinders, cubes and beams.

HCM-5070 Controller

The HCM-5070 provides the same automated control of compression testing in a console configuration.

Perfect for Upgrades

Looking to upgrade the controller on your existing compression machines? Now you can easily upgrade it with one of Humboldt’s automatic compression machine’s controllers — the HCM-5080 or the HCM-5070. Both controllers come with a robust, reliable and cool-running 1 hp pump, which works together with the controller for full operational control of your compression machine.

The HCM-5080 upgrade kit comes with necessary brackets and mounting hardware and both are available with new compatible transducers making these upgrade kits a quick and easy upgrade.

Digital Indicator

Humboldt's HCM-5090 digital indicator provides the same platform and many of the same features as the HCM-5080 and HCM-5070 except that it does not act as a controller, but works with a manually-operated pump.

The HCM-5090 is pre-programmed to run the following tests: ASTM C39, ASTM C78, ASTM C293, ASTM C469, ASTM C496, ASTM C1019, ASTM C109/C109M, BS EN 12390-3.

HCM-5090 Controller

The HCM-5090 is a manually-operated digital indicator that provides many of the features of the HCM-5070 and HCM-5080 digital controllers, such as pre-programmed standards and data acquisition capabilities.



7" (178mm) VGA (480 x 800) Resistive-touch screen


Dual 32-bit ARM



Analog to digital converter

24 bit

Data acquisition

4 Channels

Data speed

1000Hz (1kH)

Logging speed

1 reading per second

Multi-test storage


Points per test


All 3 Models provide:

  • 4-channel data acquisition
  • Hi-res, 7", waterproof, touch-screen provide total control and real-time graphical display of tests
  • Machine control and data acquisition via machine touch-screen or network PC
  • Real-time graphical chart and numerical display of test via touch-screen display or network PC
  • Basic, user-defined software included
  • Effective sampling rate of 1 reading per second
  • Stores up to 1000 tests with 3000 points per test
  • USB port provides data transfer to thumb drive, PC or tablet, plus it can power a wireless access point for wireless communications

Contact a Humboldt product specialist at 1-800-544-7220
to learn more about the HCM-5080, HCM-5070 and HCM-5090!

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