Get The Job Done With Concrete Compression Machines October 6, 2014 August 27, 2014 Melinda Perkins

digital-compression-testing-machineWhen it comes to working with concrete, there are many tools and many steps involved to get the finished product you want. Concrete compression machines are one of these types of machines that help complete many concrete-related jobs properly.

Do Some Research Before Purchase

The most important things to look for in concrete compression machines are accuracy, compactness, portability, versatility, and dependability. There are some brands which are well known for having these qualities in every machine they produce such as Humboldt. If you have a particular brand that you have worked with before and trust you may see what options they have first before looking at other manufacturers. If this is your first time buying compression machines, you might ask around to see what other people in the industry have to say about certain manufacturers and certain types of machines. Asking concrete pumping contractors may be a good idea. You can also read user reviews online to see what types of machines top the list as the most popular and dependable.

Looking At The Cost

While price is always a factor, it shouldn’t be the only factor in your choice of machine. You should also look at what you get for the price and what securities you have on the machine you are thinking of putting your money into. You might even want to consider other machines, like concrete finishing machines to get a rough price comparison and see whether it might not be better suited to your needs. In some cases, it may benefit you to buy used or to rent a machine if you only need it for one use.

Compression Strength

The compression strength is important to note on your particular job. Concrete compression machines comes in a variety of frames from 100,000 lb (1,112kN) to 500,000lb (2,224kN) machines, including block and prism configurations. These different strengths will be needed for the different types of jobs you are doing. It’s important to be aware of these so that you know you are using the right machine with the right strength to get it done correctly. The shear angle is also important to note when using concrete compression machines to get your job finished properly. The wrong angle can mess up the entire job. If you are using a compression machine, read the instructions that come with the machine to be sure you are using the right shear angles for your job as well.

Look For Guarantees

Shop around and buy smart and you will find yourself with a great machine that lasts a long time. You should also look into what types of warranties and guarantees come with these machines when you buy them. If you are buying a used machine, get as much information as you can about it and where and how it has been previously used. Even used concrete compression machines often come with warranties of some type. Get all the paperwork and fine print and be sure to ask any questions you may have before you buy.

Now that you know more about concrete compression machines and how they work, you can choose if this is the right machine for you. If you’re a company or business looking to purchase one of these machines for your business use, you will have a better idea of the type of machine you need.