A dynamometer is a device that subjects a sample to an axial force up to its breaking point or to reach the resistance required by a particular standard, either by elongation or compression. It is also used to study its fatigue behaviour under a known load, in elongation and deformation, and resistance. The dynamometer can also be used to carry out compression tests on materials, where the resistance of the material and its recovery to its original state can be observed.

The equipment can apply breaking forces of up to 600-650kN (approximately 65,000 kg of force) and has a test range of up to seven metres, with a maximum diameter of 80 mm for ropes.

The equipment has two testing areas and various sets of grips that allow different types of materials to be tested: roller system, pin system and high capacity hydraulic grips with two types of jaws adaptable to the material being tested.


Main dynamometer test lines:

>    Certification of climbing ropes according to European standards.
>    Certification of harnesses and lifelines as personal protective equipment.
>    Other materials such as flat textile webbings and slings, lashing straps, rope slings, ropes, perimeter ropes for nets, hoses and steel cables.
>    Accessories and complements including carabiners, straps, rings, blocks and anchors.

AITEX is fully equipped to offer a full range of testing including the free-fall tower and a specific jacket slider for climbing ropes. It is the only private laboratory in Spain boasting this infrastructure, performance and versatility, and with the capacity to evaluate PPE against falls from height under the corresponding regulations. All our testing facilities are ENAC approved.

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