Consolidation Frame, Dead-Weight

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Consolidation Frame, Dead-Weight

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Consolidation Frame, Dead-Weight

Supports the following standards: ASTM D2435, ASTM D5333, ASTM D4546, AASHTO T216, BS 1377:5

Able to survive in even the harshest laboratory environments, the HM-1100A will provide you with reliable service day-in and day-out. The design features a rugged frame manufactured from aluminum with stainless steel vertical rods, horizontal cross arms and beam support rods. The load arm incorporates 9:1, 10:1, and 11:1 beam ratios for greater flexibility and loading weight requirements. Using the 10:1 ratio on 2.5" (63 mm) diameter samples, the system is capable of producing loads up to 48 tsf (4,597 kPa).

The HM-1100A is sold without instrumentation. It can be configured as a standard unit with a mechanical dial gauge or when coupled with one of the Humboldt data loggers, the HM-1100A can be equipped with a digital indicator or with a strain transducer (LSCT). See the Specs tab above for a list of items needed for these setups. These additional items are listed on the Accessories tab above.

Features include:

  • Triple beam ratios minimize loading weight requirements
  • 48 tsf (5,148 kPa) maximum load capacity
  • Aluminum and stainless steel construction for corrosion resistance and long life
  • Wide range of consolidation cells available in fixed ring, floating ring, permeability and back-pressure designs
  • Loading weights available in both, tsf and kg versions
  • Basic unit does not include a gauge, order gauge separately
  • The HM-1100A can also be paired with our Data Loggers with digital indicators or strain transducers (LSCT).

Order Consolidation Cells, Gauges and Instrumentation Separately

Data Acquisition and Control for both the HM-1100A Dead-weight consolidation machine can be achieved with the use of one of Humboldt‘s 4-channel data loggers. The touch-screen monitor of the data logger provides test control and live test monitoring in either a stand-alone or computer-controlled configuration.
With the HM-1100A, dead-weight loads are controlled by physically adding weights to the consolidation frame. The data logger provides four (4) integral and independent data acquisition channels, which can be utilized in stand-alone configurations or accessed through a LAN-networked computer using Humboldt's NEXT Basic software

Stand-Alone Test Monitoring
The touch-screen controller provides you with full, graphical monitoring of testing functions in a stand-alone application. The seven-inch, waterproof screen on the Humboldt Data Loggers provides at-a-glance monitoring of testing functions, in a real-time graphical display, without the use of a computer, building upon Humboldt‘s dedication to modular, stand-alone data acquisition.

In a stand-alone application, you will be able to run tests and display results while viewing tabulation, basic x-y graphs and instrument readings in real-time during the test, using user-defined, basic data acquisition. Test data is stored in the device and can be downloaded to a USB drive via the machine's FRONT USB port or the data can be transferred to a computer via the LAN port.

  • 4-channel data acquisition
  • Hi-res, 7", waterproof, touch-screen provides total control and real-time graphical display of tests
  • Machine/Test control and data acquisition via touch-screen

Computer Test Monitoring
Humboldt‘s NEXT Basic software can be downloaded from: for use with a Humboldt data logger and computer. This software provides basic data acquisition and report generation for those using a computer for this purpose.
In addition, you can purchase Humboldt‘s HM-5100SW Consolidation module for consolidation test-specific set up and monitoring of the testing function.

  • Data acquisition via a networked computer
  • Provides the ability to use Humboldt's NEXT Software‘s HM-5100SW consolidation module
  • Real-time graphical chart and numerical display of tests via computer display
  • Effective sampling rate of 50 readings/sec.
  • Stores unlimited tests with up to 3000 points per test.
Load capacity:48 tsf (4597 kPa)
Beam Ratios:9:1, 10:1 and 11:1
Frame Construction:Heavy-duty aluminum frame with stainless steel vertical, horizontal and beam support rods
Cell Platform:Anodized aluminum with locating pins for centering cells.
Dimensions (W x D x H):7.75" x 32" x 19.5 (197 x 812 x 495 mm)
Net weight:47 lbs (21kg)
Typical Setup for HM-1100A Dead-weight Consolidation:
HM-1100A1Consolidation Frame, Dead-Weight
HM-11201Weight Set Consolidation Testing Weight Set, 16 TSF
HM-1220.201Fixed Ring Consolidation Cell Consolidation Cell Part, Fixed Ring, 2.0"
H-4471CC1Dial Gauge, Range: .500", Division: .0001", Dia.: 2.25", Brake: No, Counter-Clockwise
Specs Chart


Part Number & Name
Price QTY
Frame Stand
Dial Indicators
Data Logger, Humboldt 4-Channel Analog, 120/220V 50/60Hz
Linear Strain Conversion Transducers (LSCT)
Transducer Application Brackets
Data Logger, Humboldt 4-Channel Digital, 120/220V 50/60Hz
Digital Indicators
Data Cable for use with Digital Indicators and Humboldt HM-5330.3F Data Loggers
Consolidation Module for NEXT Software
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Manuals, Data Sheets & Safety Data Sheets

HumboldtConsolidationMachines lowres2020 (Data Sheet PDF)

HM-1100A MAN 0712 (Product Manual PDF)



ASTM D2435

ASTM D5333

ASTM D4546


BS 1377:5

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