Testing safety-belts to find their breaking point requires the high force available from Mecmesin’s MultiTest 50-i force testing stand. The stand, which can also produce compressive loads, is capable of producing a tension of 50,000 newtons while recording up to 1000 measurements per second.
Heavy duty grips secure the sample while the stand steadily apples the tension under computer control.
A built in detector senses when the sample has broken, and calculations can be made to determine, amongst other things, the maximum force and extension for each sample.
Due to the high forces involved many safety features are built into the MultiTest stand and safety guards with an interlocked door are available to protect the operator.