GCTS Testing Systems

GCTS was founded in Arizona (USA) in 1994 and has been manufacturing World Class Test System’s since then…They now have a very comprehensive range of testing solutions for advanced material characterisation.

They manufacturer test systems for: Soils, Rock, and Asphalt. Using: Pneumatic, Hydraulic, or Electromechanical Pressure Loading Systems.

Each System comes with an advanced Software Package for: Test Control, and Data Acquisition.

GCTS has a strong global presence and employs a team with a vast engineering experience.

You have a large range of test systems to choose from and these can be off the shelf type systems, or tailor made to meet your testing requirements.

Vtech Materials Testing Equipment has been working with GCTS since 2010 and has a very strong working relationship with them…We have supplied a large number of systems to the majority of major Universities and Commercial Testing Laboratories across Australia.

Vtech works closely with GCTS and the Customer through the enquiry and quotations stages. Then handles the purchase order, Export of the goods from the USA via Air or Sea Freight, Customs Clearance, and local Delivery.

Should the purchase include an Installation & Training Package…Vtech works with the GCTS Engineer and Customer to ensure that this happens promptly and effectively.

For full technical specifications and to explore the complete GCTS Product Range please follow this link: www.gcts.com (will open in a new Window Tab). Should you have any questions, or require an official quotation…please come back to Vtech.

Soil Test Systems

HCA-100

Hollow Cylinder

GCTS HCA-100

SDS-150

Direct Shear

GCTS SDS-150

SPAX-2000

True Triaxial (Polyaxial)

GCTS SPAX-2000

SRS-150

Residual Ring Shear

GCTS SRS-150

SSH-100

Simple Shear

GCTS SSH-100

STX-300

Cyclic Triaxial

GCTS STX-300

SRC-150

Universal Test System

GCTS SRC-100

Unsaturated Soil Test Systems

SWC-150

Soil Water Characteristic

GCTS SWC-150

USTX-2000

Unsaturated Triaxial

GCTS USTX-2000

Rock Test Systems

HFT-70

Hydraulic Fracturing

GCTS HFT-70 Hydraulic Fracturing Testing System

PLT-2W

Point Load

GCTS PLT-2W Point Load Testing System

RDS-200

Direct Shear

GCTS RDS-200

RDS-500

Direct Shear

GCTS RDS-500

RPS-100

True Triaxial (Polyaxial)

GCTS RPS-100

RTR-1000

Rapid Rock Triaxial

GCTS RTR-1000

RTX-4000

Rock Triaxial

GCTS RTX-4000

UCT-1000

Unconfined Compression

GCTS UCT-1000

Large Scale Test Systems

HCA-600

Large Hollow Cylinder

GCTS HCA-600
HCA-600 Details

Hollow Cylinder Test

The GCTS Hollow Cylinder Testing Systems are capable of performing advanced tests on large, hollow soil specimens, including liquefaction, plane strain, simple shear, dynamic shear strength, and shear modulus. These systems are able to simulate most field stress and strain paths and can perform both static and dynamic tests. By providing digital servo control of axial load, torque, confining pressure, internal pressure, and back pressure, the GCTS Hollow Cylinder Testing Systems are capable of subjecting the soil specimen to any stress state and follow any stress/strain path.

The included software automatically controls all five axes and calculates more than 20 HCA test parameters in real-time that can be used as control feedback to prescribe an infinite number of stress/strain paths. This includes the principal stress angle (α), allowing the system to easily prescribe the rate and magnitude of the σ1 rotation.

The system manages all the instrumentation and continuously monitors sensor outputs to accurately account for uplift pressures acting on the loading piston, area changes, deformation and volume change sensor setup, re-positioning, and more. It also advises the user on how to perform testing tasks and reminds the user of important steps in the test, which helps to minimize the learning time and ensure laboratory personnel can conduct tests with minimal error.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Designed to study inherent or induced soil anisotropy
  • Complete “turn-key” system with closed-loop digital servo control
  • ±1,000 N-m torsional load capacity
  • ±300 kN axial load capacity
  • 25 Hz maximum single axis loading frequency, 10 Hz maximum synchronized loading frequency
  • Confining, back/pore, and internal pressure servo control up to 2,000 kPa
  • Angular displacement sensor with a deflection range of ±25° to measure large shear strains (±40° optional)
  • Non-contacting deformation sensors with a ±2.5 mm range to detect small shear strains
  • Standard systems to test 300 mm outside diameter & 150 mm inside diameter
  • Optional unsaturated soils testing system package also available
  • Internal high-speed torque motor for resonant column testing, ultrasonic platens, and temperature controller options also available

RPS-600

Large True Triaxial (Polyaxial)

GCTS RPS-600
RPS-600 Details

Item Details Coming Soon

STX-600

Large Soil Triaxial

GCTS STX-600
STX-600 Details

Item Details Coming Soon

STX-2000

Super Lg Soil Triaxial

GCTS STX-2000
STX-2000 Details

Item Details Coming Soon

Software & Electronics

DataCube

4 Channel Data Logger

GCTS DataCube - new

Wireless System Controller

GCTS SCON-1400

SCON-3000

Digital Servo Controller  

GCTS SCON-3000

Testing Accessories & Preparation Equipment

DCD-025

LVDT Calibration Device

GCTS DCD-025 LVDT Calibration Device

RCD-500

Rock Core Drill

GCTS RCD-500

RFG-100

Specimen Flatness Gauge

GCTS RFG-100 Specimen Flatness Gauge

RSG-500

Specimen Grinder

GCTS RSG-500 Specimen Grinder

We sell a wide range of GCTS products, so feel free to get in touch and we’ll provide a quote or answer any questions you have.

Call +61 3 9404 2610

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