Semi-Automatic Grinding Machine

Product Code

FI-1035 Semi-Automatic Grinding Machine, 220-240 V 50-60 Hz
FI-1042 Grinding Wheel for FI-1035 and FI-1040
FI-1043 Cradle for Ø:38-100 mm Cylindrical Specimens
FI-1044 Water Restraint Panel Set
FI-1048 Water Restraint Panel for Ø160mm Cylinder Specimen


EN 12390-1, 12390-3, 12504-1; ASTM C 31,C39, C42, C192

The FI-1035 Semi-Automatic Grinding Machine provides fast grinding of cylinder specimen ends to obtain plane and parallel surfaces according to EN and ASTM standards.

The ony differance between  automatic machine and semi-automatic machie is that the cradle of the semi-automatic machine is moved  toward the grinding wheel by user. All grinding process is automatic except the movement of the cradle for  semi-automatic machine. The optimum cycle to be applied  by user is 5-6 cycle/per minute.

Three units of Ø38 to 100 mm or two units of Ø150-160 mm concrete cylinders ends can be ground simultaneously with the suitable  cradle and water restraint panel. The length of the any specimen must be longer than 70 mm.


According to ASTM and EN standards, the Planeness  accuracy of grinded surface is 0.05 mm. and the deviation of perpendicularity of the side with reference to the end faces is 0,5O.

The safe and ergonomic design prevents  the user to exposure to water and dust and provides easy access to the water inlet and outlet.

Specimen cradles and water restraint panels can easily be installed without the need for any assembly. Mobility of the machine is achieved with the help of the integral wheels, and all components of the system can be safely accessed for easy maintenance.

The machine is manufactured from stainless steel for resistance to corrosion.

The water restraint panels should be ordered seperately for cubic specimens or different sized cylindrical specimens.

The Semi-Automatic Grinding Machine is supplied complete with;

  • Grinding Wheel for concrete specimens
  • Cradle for Ø:38mm to100 mm cylindrical specimens
  • Water restraint panel set f (Consist of four panels Ø150, 100, 75 and 50 mm)


730x1200x1500 mm

Weight (approx.)

280 kg


1850 W

The preparation of concrete

cylinder test specimen for

compressive strength test

EN 12390-1, 12390-3

ASTM C31, C39, C192,


The maximum tolerance on the flatness of the potential load bearing surfaces (the ends of compression test specimens) is 0.002 in. [0.050 mm]

The preparation of drilled

concrete cores specimen for

compressive strength test

EN 12504-1, 12390-1,

12390-3 ASTM C42,


The deviation of perpendicularity of the side, with reference to O the end faces is 0,5O

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