Chant Engineering 1500 metric ton (3.3 million lbs) testing machine is a three in one machine. Its capabilities include traditional load, proof cycle and break testing as well as spreader bar testing and a slack removal system for long stretch, test specimens . The push cylinders on the machine are used in pull for proof testing spreader bars attached to the dead man. In addition we have incorporated a test "pit" to allow the proper center line positioning for the purpose of load testing large, often cumbersome, offshore crane blocks.
The movable head is hydraulically controlled so that it can walk down the frame under load to remove slack from the specimen prior to load testing.
In the September-October 2010 issue, Wire Rope Exchange magazine declared this machine to be, "...the most technically advanced proof tester ever built."
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