2000 Tonne Test Machine

Are you are looking for a reliable and capable test machine for your destructive and static testing needs?  Look no further than the Avery H2 test machine. With a capacity of up to 1120 tonnes for destruction testing and up to 1250 tonnes for static tensile and compressive testing, this machine is built to handle even the toughest of testing challenges.

One of the key features of the Avery H2 test machine is its load multiplier system, which allows for static tensile testing of up to 2000 tonnes upon special request. This feature makes the machine particularly useful for applications that require testing of high-strength materials, such as construction materials, steel cables, and more.

The test bed of the Avery H2 test machine is also impressive, with a 1.5 meter of stroke and a total bed length of approximately 16 meters. This makes it possible to test a wide range of equipment, from lifting/spreader beams to wire ropes and crane booms.

What makes the Avery H2 test machine truly unique, however, is its history. The machine dates back to 1926, when it was used to test the box girders of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Since then, it has seen thousands of uses and has proven itself to be a reliable and versatile tool for a wide range of testing applications.

So if you need a reliable and capable test machine for your destructive and static testing needs, consider the Avery H2 test machine. With its impressive capacity, versatile test bed, and rich history, it is the perfect tool for any testing challenge.

Our Testing Includes:

Durham Lifting is a leading provider of proof load testing services for a wide range of industries, including construction, offshore, and renewable energy. Our proof load testing process involves applying a predetermined load to a component or structure to confirm its load-carrying capacity, ensuring that it meets the specified standards and regulations. Our state-of-the-art equipment and experienced technicians can perform proof load testing on a variety of structures and components, including cranes, lifting equipment, and offshore structures. 

Durham Lifting provides comprehensive tensile testing services for various industries, including construction, manufacturing, and engineering. Our modern equipment and skilled technicians can accurately measure the mechanical properties of materials such as metals, plastics, and composites, including tensile strength and yield strength. Our services enable clients to make informed decisions about their product designs and manufacturing processes.

Our destruction testing process involves applying an increasing load to a material until it breaks or fails. This helps us determine the material’s minimum break load (MBL), which is a critical mechanical property used in designing and manufacturing components and structures.

Our compression testing process involves applying controlled pressure to a material until it deforms or fails. This helps us determine its compressive strength and other mechanical properties, such as elastic modulus and ductility. Our modern equipment and experienced technicians allow us to perform compression testing on a wide range of materials, including concrete, metals, and polymers.

At Durham Lifting, our Shear Testing involves applying a force that causes one layer of material to slide over another layer. This helps us determine the material’s shear strength, a critical mechanical property for many applications. Our team of experienced technicians conduct precise and accurate shear tests on a variety of materials, including metals, plastics, and composites.

Durham Lifting bending testing services assess the mechanical properties of materials used in various industries, such as construction, transportation, and manufacturing. Bending tests involve applying force to a material until it bends or fractures. This helps us determine its flexural strength and modulus of elasticity, which are critical factors in ensuring the material’s reliability and durability. 

Pre and post-test MPI involves inspecting a material for surface cracks or flaws before and after it has undergone a load or stress test. This helps ensure that the material is free of defects and meets the specified standards and regulations.

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Proof Load Testing FAQ

Proof load testing is a type of test performed on structures or equipment to verify their load-bearing capacity. The test involves applying a specific load or force to the structure or equipment and measuring how well it performs under that load.

The purpose of proof load testing is to ensure that structures or equipment can withstand the loads or forces they are designed to handle. This helps to prevent accidents, ensure safety, and extend the lifespan of the equipment or structure.

Any structure or equipment that is designed to bear a load, such as cranes, bridges, towers, and buildings, may require proof load testing. Other examples include lifting slings, shackles, and hoists. If you’re unsure if your equipment or structure requires proof load testing, contact a reputable company like Durham Lifting for advice.

Proof load testing helps to ensure the safety and reliability of structures and equipment, which can reduce the risk of accidents and improve overall performance.

It can also help to identify any weaknesses or defects in the structure or equipment, allowing for repairs or improvements to be made before they become a problem.

At Durham Lifting, we prioritize safety and reliability in all of our proof load testing services.

The frequency of proof load testing depends on various factors, such as the type of equipment or structure being tested, its age and condition, and the level of usage. It is typically recommended that proof load testing be performed at least once a year, or more frequently if the equipment or structure is subjected to heavy use or extreme conditions. Durham Lifting can advise you on the appropriate frequency of proof load testing for your equipment or structure.

Booking a proof load testing service with Durham Lifting is easy. You can contact us by phone, email, or through our website to request a quote and schedule a testing date that is convenient for you. Our team will work with you to ensure that your equipment or structure is tested safely and efficiently.


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