ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Customer approached our team looking to improve and automate their testing procedures for an end of line assembly tensile test. Our team was challenged with the task of engineering and designing a test fixture capable of detecting chain pitches, integrating with current PLC pressing system, testing chain at and above 85,000 lbs, as well as actuating the chain down the assembly line for packaging. The result was a massive structure capable of finite movements. Time studies are still determining exact return on investment, initial estimates indicate this test stand will reduce overall employee time 2 hours per 10’ and double output productivity.

Project

Tensile Strength Test Stand

location

East Moline, IL

Head Engineer

Jake Schmidt

COMPLETION DATE

October 2019

SERVICE CATEGORY

Product Testing & Validation