Freeze Thaw

Humboldt’s Elite Series, Freeze-Thaw Cabinet is used to measure the resistance of concrete to deterioration caused by repeated cycles of freezing and thawing. The HC-3186S.4F Freeze-Thaw is designed to test up to eighteen 3″ x 4″ x 16″ (76 x 102 x 406cm) concrete specimens simultaneously, with one being a control.



Explore the Advanced Features of the HC-3186S.4F Freeze-Thaw Cabinet: Revolutionizing Concrete Testing

Welcome to Avantech’s revolutionary product, the HC-3186S.4F Freeze-Thaw Cabinet from our Elite Series. In the ever-evolving world of concrete testing, this cutting-edge technology stands out as a game-changer. Designed to provide unparalleled efficiency and accuracy, the Freeze-Thaw Cabinet empowers users with fully automatic operation, enabling them to focus on other essential lab duties. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the key features of this innovative device, shedding light on its capabilities and the transformative impact it has on concrete testing.

Automatic Operation: Unleashing Productivity

One of the standout features of the HC-3186S.4F Freeze-Thaw Cabinet is its fully automatic operation. This advanced functionality liberates operators, allowing them to engage in other laboratory responsibilities while the cabinet efficiently performs the testing procedures. This hands-free operation not only saves time but also enhances overall productivity, making it an indispensable asset in any modern laboratory.

Field Control and Correlations: Strengthening Concrete Analysis

A unique aspect of the Freeze-Thaw Cabinet is its ability to enable users to establish field control using correlations between concrete strength and durability. By providing a platform for evaluating variables in concrete properties and conditioning, this device facilitates in-depth analyses, leading to more robust and reliable conclusions. Researchers and engineers can explore the intricate relationship between concrete components, leading to the development of superior construction materials.

Comprehensive Evaluation: Beyond Concrete Properties

In addition to assessing concrete properties, the HC-3186S.4F Freeze-Thaw Cabinet extends its utility to the evaluation of the durability of aggregates and the properties of admixtures. This multifaceted approach ensures a comprehensive analysis of various construction materials, making it an invaluable tool for professionals in the field.

Humboldt’s Touch-Screen Controller: Intuitive Control at Your Fingertips

Central to the Freeze-Thaw Cabinet’s user experience is Humboldt’s state-of-the-art touch-screen controller. This seven-inch waterproof screen provides real-time graphical displays, allowing users to monitor testing functions effortlessly. With intuitive fingertip control, operators can navigate through different functions, view tabulations, basic x-y graphs, and temperature readings. The touch-screen interface revolutionizes user interaction, offering seamless control and monitoring without the need for a computer.

User-Created Test Control: Tailoring Testing Parameters

Flexibility is key in concrete testing, and the Freeze-Thaw Cabinet excels in providing users with the freedom to tailor their tests. With user-created test control, operators can adjust freeze time, minimum and maximum temperatures, and the number of cycles desired. This customization ensures that tests are aligned with specific research requirements, enhancing the precision of the results obtained.

Real-Time Monitoring and Analysis: In-Depth Insights

The real-time, on-screen control and monitoring capabilities of the Freeze-Thaw Cabinet are unmatched. Users can select different data views, enabling detailed analysis of the testing process. Temperature fluctuations and cycle progress can be tracked graphically and tabulated, providing valuable insights into the behavior of materials under varying conditions. This real-time feedback loop is instrumental in making informed decisions and refining testing methodologies.

Complete Report Generation: Streamlined Data Analysis

Efficient data analysis is vital in any scientific endeavor. The HC-3186S.4F Freeze-Thaw Cabinet offers complete report generation through the Humboldt NEXT software. Test data, including tabulations and graph views, can be reviewed after a test is completed. Furthermore, the software allows the export of test data to computers via a network or thumb drive, facilitating seamless collaboration and sharing of findings within research teams.

Robust Construction: Ensuring Durability and Reliability

Durability and reliability are paramount in laboratory equipment. The HC-3186S.4F Freeze-Thaw Cabinet boasts a stainless steel construction measuring 84″ x 32″ x 35.75″, equipped with 3″ insulation on all sides. The internal test compartment, measuring 74″ x 26″ x 6″, provides a controlled environment for accurate testing. This robust construction ensures the longevity of the device, making it a sound investment for any laboratory.


In conclusion, the HC-3186S.4F Freeze-Thaw Cabinet from Avantech’s Elite Series stands as a beacon of innovation in the realm of concrete testing. Its advanced features, including automatic operation, user-created test control, real-time monitoring, and comprehensive data analysis, redefine the standards of efficiency and accuracy. With Humboldt’s intuitive touch-screen controller and seamless report generation, this device simplifies complex testing procedures, empowering researchers and engineers to push the boundaries of material science.

Embrace the future of concrete testing with the HC-3186S.4F Freeze-Thaw Cabinet and unlock a world of possibilities in material analysis and research. Visit our product page at Avantech to explore this groundbreaking technology and revolutionize your laboratory practices today.


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