European Standard Roller Compactors – Steel Roller


Product code: CRT-RC2S

European Standard Roller Compactors – Steel Roller

The most popular Roller Compactor worldwide is robust, reliable and the industry standard

The Roller Compactor is considered to be the method of laboratory specimen compaction that results in slabs of asphaltic paving materials with properties that most closely simulate those of materials in the highway. Slabs can be compacted to target mixture densities using loads that are equivalent to those of full-scale compaction equipment.
The CRT-RC2S and CRT-RC2SV are pneumatically powered and controlled by a programmable logic controller (PLC) connected to a HMI which the operator can use to select the number of passes and compaction load levels. Although the primary function is to produce slabs for wheel tracking tests, the slabs can be sawn into beams or cored to provide specimens for a variety of other tests. Users have compacted hot asphaltic materials over stress absorbing membrane interlayers (SAMIs) on a base of cracked concrete in order to assess the effectiveness of the SAMI by using shear or bending tests.


  • EN 12697-33 Steel roller
  • Key Features

  • Steel wheeled roller segments
  • Solid machine frame
  • Model for compaction of 305 x 400mm and 305 x 305mm slabs
  • Roller compactor moulds will fit Cooper Technology Wheel trackers so that compacted slabs can be wheel-tracked without de-moulding
  • Maximum compaction load of 30kN per 305mm roll width (equivalent to largest on-site static rollers)
  • Speed control
  • HMI for operator selection of number of passes and compaction levels
  • Vibrating roller option with adjustable frequency to simulate on-site vibratory rollers
  • Safety enclosure with interlocked doors to prevent unguarded operation
  • Slabs can be used as wheel-tracking specimens, cored to make indirect tensile test specimens or sawn into beam fatigue specimens

  • Key Uses

    Preparation of homogeneous asphalt slabs:

  • Wheel tracking tests
  • Sawing into beams for bending tests
  • Coring to produce specimens for indirect tensile and axial tests

  • Maximum Roller Load 30kN over 305mm roll width @ 7bar, 38kN @ 9 bar
    Trolley Travel mm ±150
    Speed Variable up to 10 cycles per minute
    Slab Thickness 40-100
    Electrical Supply¹ 220–240 Volts 50-60 Hz @ 13A
    Vibrating Frequency 0-50 Hz (CRT-RC2SV model only)
    Compressed Air 7-10 bar @ 700 L/min
    Dimensions mm (WxDxH) 1900 x 1100 x 1520
    Working space required mm (WxDxH) 2900 x 1700 x 1700
    Estimated Weight Kg 670
    PC N/A

    ¹ others available upon


    Annual Service and Maintenance Contracts are available for this device. Please enquire for further details. Note: This device should be checked and calibrated annually.

    Accessories are not included in the price of main device (unless stated otherwise) and may be purchased separately if required.

    Steel and aluminium quick release mould for roller compactor or wheel tracker, 305 x 305 x 50mm deep¹
    Steel and aluminium quick release mould for roller compactor or wheel tracker, 305 x 305 x 100mm deep¹
    Photo? N.A CRT-RCM-50W
    Steel and aluminium quick release mould for roller compactor or wheel tracker, 305 x 400 x 50mm deep¹
    CRT-RCM-100W CRT-RCM-100W
    Steel and aluminium quick release mould for roller compactor or wheel tracker, 305 x 400 x 100mm deep¹
    Photo? N.A CRT-RCVIB
    Vibration option to simulate conditions in-situ
    Specimen height measurement during compaction
    Photo? N.A CRT-RC2S-TEMP
    Temperature in mould display
    Photo? N.A CRT-COMP-1210
    Large Compressor (up to 10bar and 1200l/min) for supply of air to two pieces of large flow equipment such as Roller Compactors and Four Point Bending rigs
    Photo? N.A CRT-F12T-AIRDRYER
    Air dryer with 43cfm flow rate and 3C dew point. 230/1/50
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