There are two types of testing services that we provide, nondestructive and destructive:
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is used to evaluate the material and components of a product without causing damage.
Load testing is both required and critical because it makes a difference in the safety and performance during a lift. All new lifting equipment is load tested prior to being shipped out with the load capacity marked on the equipment itself or tag affixed to it. There are times when an employee will make modifications to, or make their own lifting equipment to use for a particular application. This requires a load test and adequate markings to show the rated capacity.
Reasons to load test your equipment:
- You cannot locate a load capacity on the lifting equipment (sling, shackle, crane).
- Your equipment is old and has not been tested since you have purchased it.
- Your equipment is getting worn and you want to make sure it is adequate for the loads you are lifting.
- Someone has modified or altered the equipment in some way.
- It has been at least 1 year and you want to make sure your equipment is in top condition.
Equipment we load test:
- Jib, Gantry and Bridge Cranes
- Spreader Beams
- Lever Pullers
- Web, Chain and Wire Rope Slings
- Lifting Magnets
- Snatch Blocks
- Sheet Lifters
- Coil Upenders
- Forklift Forks
- Load Hooks
- Spring Cam Plate Clamps
- Permanent Lifting Magnets
- Beam Clamps
Magnetic Particle Testing
Once the component is magnetized, iron particles are applied to the surface. The particles will cluster at any leakage field forming a visible indication of a cracked surface. This cluster is much easier to see than the crack which is the basis of the testing procedure.
Dye penetrant inspection (DPI) is also called liquid penetrant inspection (LPI) and is used to locate surface defects in non-porous materials such as metals or plastics. After the dye is blotted off, an ultraviolet light is
used to inspect the area for visible dye indicating a crack is on the surface.
Need a test break for an entire run of production slings to test capacity? WiscoLift can provide data for destructive testing to ensure lifting compliance for slings and welded assemblies.