New pull test stand with a capacity of 1,500 tons

Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 - 09:30
East Metal and Certex have built up a new pull test stand. (Photo: East Metal)
East Metal and Certex have built up a new pull test stand. (Photo: East Metal)

East Metal and Certex form an alliance around load tests of large items. A 1,500 ton test stand is located in Nakskov, Denmark.

East Metal A/S has been responsible for the construction of a test stand with a capacity of 1,500 tons. That in itself is impressive, but according to the company it is unique that it can work with very huge subjects, which earlier not has been possible to load test without safety compromises and very high costs.

Certex Peter Harbo A/S contributes with technical assistance and know-how. At the same time Certex markets and manages the use of the test stand. The 1,500 ton test stand is located in Nakskov, Denmark – at the quay side with depths of 8.5 m and 22 m wide fairway. So the stage is set for a lot of activity in the old shipyard buildings.

The investment in the test stand has been supported by the EU Structural Funds for Regional Development 2007-2013, who co-finances projects that contribute to the region's development potential and enhances companies' growth and innovation.

East Metal has in few years built a big company specializing in heavy, complex steel constructions and components, including lifting beams. At the same time Certex has built competencies in proof testing the same subjects, and it has therefore been a natural development to formalize an already close cooperation.

Katharina Garus / East Metal

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