Proof load test for lifting equipment - Proof Test plus software
Numerous load testing applications worldwide require a load cell to verify the load applied. From crane testing using water bags to pad eye testing using hydraulic tools, the need to document test procedure and results has never been greater as users of lifting equipment call for more traceability and audit trails. A proof test is a form of stress test to demonstrate the fitness of a load-bearing structure and is nominally a non-destructive test. Such a structure is often subjected to loads above that expected in normal use, demonstrating safety and design margin.
This demand has increased such that Straightpoint now offer a new software package designed to connect to any of their wireless load cells - ‘Prooftest plus’. This impressive package allows the test engineer to wirelessly, and at a safe distance, monitor a proof load test and automatically create a pass or fail certificate when testing is complete.