Innovative and unique.
When you first walk into the new
test center for tensile and load tests, you’re overwhelmed by the size and
structure of the facility. In a room the size of a seven story building is a
construction with a very large work area. Four enormous hydraulic cylinders
that can be expanded, ensures the load torque. Even very large workpieces
be fixed and tested so that the actual use situation is simulated as close as
The test center is East Metal Nakskov's latest investment and is designed to
test the tensile and impact strength (pulling tests) of structures where safety
and quality are not up for discussion. Such a mechanical test is performed in
many industries, such as the wind turbine industry, crane and lifting gear, in
aerospace and automotive industries, offshore and construction industries.
East Metal has a close cooperation with the Danish machinery industry and the
larger and larger machines (think about the increasing sizes of wind turbines)
obviously requires that larger structures must be tested adequately before
commissioning. Therefore, East Metal set a milestone for test-ability, as we
now have the opportunity to test subjects with up to 1500 t (15,000 kN).
"The test center provides good opportunities for
optimization of wind turbine parts, cranes, lifting equipment, transport
equipment, other machine parts and supporting structures because test results
can be used to validate new constructions (or components) strengths', says
managing director Bent Juul Larsen, who has followed the project from day one.
The investment has been supported by the EU Structural
Funds for Regional Development 2007-2013, who co-financed the establishment of the
production facilities - including tensile test center, as it contributes to the
region's development potential and strengthen the company's growth and ability
to innovate. Read more about the EU Structural Funds here.