Qualitest offers a full range of Anchor testers and Bond Strength Testers for testing the crucial holding force of anchors and fixings in construction materials. We provide solutions for specific fixings testing requirements.
With the continued growth in the use of fixings throughout the building and construction industry, where they offer a quick and convenient method of securing structures, components, scaffolding, safety harnesses, and other fittings, the need for a simple yet reliable means of establishing their strength and installation efficiency to the satisfaction of the Health and Safety Executive and local government building inspectors has become a vital necessity.
Over the years the capacity range of QualiAnchor Testers has increased and now we offer a wide choice of adaptors and load spreading bridges or stools to match the wide variety of fixings in use and our widely differing applications. Special refinements have been added to the tester itself, such as a linear movement scale enabling the operator to measure more precisely the first movement of a fixing under the test loading.
Our extensive range of Anchor Tester – Bond Strength Tester and fixing testers comprises of a hydraulic cylinder contained within an aluminium body and connected to a turning handle. At the opposite end is an attachment for securing the fixing, while a dial type or digital pressure gauge gives a reading of the loading as it is progressively applied through the rotation of the handle. Several models are available including the popular medium-duty model with a maximum capacity of 25kN and the heavy-duty version of 145kN.
The testers are designed to suit the requirements of various North American and International testing procedures and standards.
Testers are in kit form complete with carrying case and all the necessary accessories including a load spreading bridge. The latter item is of special significance as it provides an unsupported area around the fixing, giving a true value of both the mechanical efficiency of the anchor itself and the strength of the concrete or masonry it is installed into. This is of special importance where old buildings are concerned.
Fixings that may be accommodated include stud projections, threaded inserts, eyebolts for safety harnesses, scaffold ring bolts, remedial wall ties, and other fixing systems for which a selection of adaptors are available.