Cable Testing
About Us

We can test your cables and wire ropes on our custom designed cable test machine. Please contact us for a cable testing quote.

Available Tests

  • Tension only
  • Tension-Twist
  • Cyclical tension
  • Bending over sheave

Test Machine Specifications

  • Maximum Tension: 445 kN (100,000 lb)
  • Maximum Torque: 1130 N-m (10,000 in-lb)
  • Maximum Specimen Length (Pin-to-Pin): 5.6 m (18.5 ft)
  • Maximum Specimen Diameter: 28.5 mm (1-1/8 in)
  • Variable Diameter Sheave: 2.5 m to 25 m(100 in to 1,000 in)
  • Fixed Diameter Sheave (Max): 91 cm (36 in)
  • Maximum Cylinder Stroke: 76 cm (30 in)
  • Computer-controlled loading
  • Real-time four channel data acquisition
  • Sensors:
    • Axial Extensometer
    • Diametral Extensometer
    • Tension/Torque Load Cell

Cylinder end of 
								test machine

Hydraulic cylinder and tension/torque load cell

Twist end of 
								test machine

Torque multiplier and thrust bearing allow twisting while the test specimen is tensioned

Download the cable testing brochure.