Dynamic load testing completed on Lindapter clamping systems
Manufacturer Lindapter has had its steelwork clamping systems independently tested for dynamic loading in accordance with EN 1993-1-9: Design of steel structures – Part 1-9: Fatigue.
The company said it commissioned independent load testing of its Hollo-Bolt Type AF and Type AAF products in order to offer structural engineers and specifiers an economic and technically improved connection compared to welding or bolting for dynamic load applications.
The independent procedure involved a number of tests performed at different load levels from 10,000 to 2.5 million cycles in order to determine suitable detail categories.
Results from the testing were then used to calculate Safe Working Loads, including a factor of safety.
Typical applications with dynamic loads present include bridges and bridge refurbishment; cranes and crane rails; lifting equipment; conveyor systems, and manufacturing machinery.
The design data can be downloaded at: www.lindapter.com