Until now, overload testing of very large lifting structures has been very difficult and costly. For example, a floating crane had to be hired to test a large 800 t lifting beam. A total of ten people were employed over a period of several days to attach the test weights and carry out the test.
The total cost of this load test exceeded the value of the supplied lifting solution several times over.
Axzion-GKS has two certified test rigs for load lifting equipment:
600 t test rig: the rig, which has been located at the Langenfeld site for years, has a length of 20 m, a height of 5 m and a dead weight of more than 100 t. Load handling attachments and slings can be tested here in a horizontal position.
1,500 t test rig: The test rig in Neustrelitz has a length of 12 m, a height of 15 m, and a dead weight of more than 250 t. The maximum tensile force of 1,500 t is applied by two enormous hydraulic cylinders. The tank volume of the hydraulic unit is comparable to the heating oil tank in the basement of a single-family house. The load tests are controlled manually or by computer.
Load handling attachments and slings can be tested here in a vertical position.
The load tests are controlled by manual operation or computer-controlled with evaluation.
The Materialprüfungsamt NRW has confirmed the accuracy of the equipment and all measured values are calibrated as well as certified.
The test stands are open to all and so other load handling devices can also be tested at short notice.
Major testing companies, such as Lloyds Register, Germanischer Lloyd or Dekra have already accompanied load tests on the test rig and were enthusiastic about the effortless handling. Extensive test series, such as the testing of new tower slinging points, could be carried out in peace under absolutely realistic operating conditions.
The testing of existing load suspension devices in accordance with DIN EN 13155 will also gain in importance in the future. A load test with a double overload can prove the suitability of the lifting solution according to the standard. The accompanying expert from the neutral testing company confirms the test result.
SpanSet Axzion GmbH
40764 Langenfeld, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2173 208920