Designed for applications requiring multipurpose loading systems, the HM-3000 Master Loader from Humboldt Manufacturing Co., Norridge, Ill., is ideal for just about any application from road construction to high-volume commercial and educational laboratories. The HM-3000 provides fully automatic test performance, allowing unattended operation while controlling motor start/stop, speed selection and test data acquisition. Its modular design allows the machine to be custom configured to handle any test necessary. The HM-3000 functions as a stand-alone device or can be interfaced with a computer using Humboldt’s HMTS software. The HM-3000 is specifically designed for soil-testing labs conducting multiple testing operations including: UU, CU and CD triaxials, UC CBR, LBR and Marshall tests.