quality control equipment

For architectural

Dropping Tower

SOFTECO dropping tower conforms to ECE-R 43 regulations

( Annex 3 :paragraphs 2.1, 2.2 and 3.1 ).

 

With the apparatus following tests can be made :

 

Normative tests

  • Head-form tests    ECE R-43 ( Annex 6 par. 3.2 and 3.3 )
  • Ball drop tests       ECE R-43 ( Annex 6 par. 4.2 and 4.3 )
  • Ball drop tests       EN 14449
  • Ball drop tests       EN 356
  • Ball drop tests       ANSI    Z 26.1
  • Dart tests               ANSI    Z 26.1
  • Shot bag tests       ANSI    Z 26.1

 

Characteristics

  • A 12 m high free-standing or wall-mounted tower ( hung model available )
  • Adjustable dropping height with 15 pre-selectable and 1 freely selectable height.
  • Magnetic ball holder
  • PLC controlled operation.
  • Control panel, outside the test area, with dropping height selector according to test.
  • Integrated safety fence.

Dropping Test equipment

 

SUPPORT 300x300

Supporting fixture for test pieces of 300x300 mm

for ball-impact tests. It conforms to ECE-R43 regulations.

(Annex 3, paragraphs 2.1.1.3 and 2.2.1.3)

 

SMALL BALL

Hardened-steel ball of 227 g ∆ 38 conforms to

ECE-R43 regulations. (Annex 3, paragraph 2.1.1.1)

 

LARGE BALL

Hardened-steel ball of 2260 g ∆ 82 conforms to

ECE-R43 regulations. (Annex 3, paragraph 2.2.1.1)

 

SUPPORT 500x1100

Flat test piece support for head-form test

of 500x1100 mm test pieces. It conforms to

ECE-R43 regulations. (Annex 3, paragraph 3.1.3)

 

HEAD-FORM WEIGHT

Spherical head-form made of laminated hardwood with “neck” and crossbeam conforms to ECE-R43 regulations (Annex 3, paragraph 3.1.1)

 

HEAD-FORM COVER

Replaceable felt cover conforms to ECE-R43 regulations (Annex 3, paragraph 3.1.1)

 

SUPPORT 500x500

Support for mechanical strength tests according to EN 14449

 

SUPPORT 900x1100

Flat test piece support for tests according to EN 356.

Cover of the frame lifted with gas cylinder.

4-point bending, proxy test

 

Construction

The 4-point bending tester meets the requirements of the

European Standard EN 12150 – 2 Proxy test. It consists of

 

  • Supporting and bending equipment with free

         rotating rollers

  • Electric or hydraulic operation
  • Digital load cell

 

Application

4-point bending tester

 

  • for flat thermally toughened glass and heat strengthened glass for use in building
  • to determine the bending strength, including the effects of the edges.

 

Dimensions

  • width: 500 mm
  • height: 1800 mm
  • length: 1400 mm

Boiling kettle

Boiling Kettle conforms to ECE - R43 regulations

( Annex 3 :par.5.1 ).

 

With the apparatus following tests can be made:

 

  • Resistance to high temperature,
  • boiling water method ECE-R43 Annex 3 par. 5
  • Resistance to high temperature according to EN 14449 ( EN 12543-4 )
  • Boiling test ANSI Z 26.1

 

Characteristics

 

  • Kettle with thermostat and sample holder
  • Outer dimensions (LxWxH): 500x250x600 mm
  • Water volume 35 L
  • Installed power: 2000 W
  • Capacity of sample holder: 10 pieces of glass ( 300 x 300)

Pendulum Impact Tester

 

Application

Pendulum impact tester is used to test single flat glass

panes for use in buildings. With the tester glass products

can be classified by performance under impact according

to EN 12600 : 2002.

 

Construction

The tester is constructed according to European standard EN 12600. It consists of

 

  • Rigid steel main frame
  • Clamping frame to hold the test piece in the apparatus
  • Impactor of two pneumatic tyres with suspension and release system.

Radius meter

 

RADIUS METER is a digital meter measuring

the radius of curved glass.

 

 

Punch

Spring-loaded punch with ∅ 0,2 mm tip of hard metal

alloy For fragmentation test according to :

 

  • EN - 12150 - 1
  • EN - 1863 - 1
  • EN - 12337 - 1
  • EN - 13024 - 1
  • EN - 14321 - 1
  • EN - 14179 - 1
  • ECE - R 43
  • ANSI - Z 26.1
  • ANSI - Z 97.1

 

 

Impact test tools

 

SHOT BAG

  • For determining if the safety glass has a certain minimum
  • strength under impact by an object representing parts of body.
  • ANSI – Z 26.1
  • Test 8. Tempered safety glass

 

DART

  • Impact from a small, hard object.
  • ANSI – 26.1
  • Test 9 laminated safety glass
  • Test 10 plastic
  • Test 11 wired glass

 

SUPPORT 300

  • Supporting fixture for drop test
  • 300x300 mm
  • ANSI – 26.1
  • ECE-R43

4-point bending

 

4-point bending tester

  • for flat thermally toughened glass and heat

         strengthened glass for use in building

  • to determine the bending strength, including

         the effects of the edges

  • according to EN 1288-3 :2000.

 

Construction

The 4-point bending tester meets the requirements of the European Standard EN 1288-3 :2000.

It consists of

 

  • Tensile testing machine with load measuring device and with stepless, specific rate of stressing on the specimen.
  • Supporting and bending equipment with free rotating rollers

 

Dimensions

  • width: 560 mm
  • height: 1860 mm
  • length: 1850 mm

Humidity Chamber

 

APPLICATION

 

This is a container to be used to determine the effects of

humidity on glass: bubbles, delamination and cloudiness

according to EN ISO 12543-4 and ECE R-43.

 

The test specimens are kept vertically over water

for two weeks in temperature of 50 -0, +2 °C and 100% RH.

 

The chamber is provided with 2 racks for glass samples.

 

Characteristics

 

  •  Well insulated chamber of stainless steel.
  •  Stainless steel interior with a heating device and

          a temperature sensor.

  •  Electric cabin with temperature indicator and

          automatic temperature adjustment.

 

Dimensions

 

  • Width       500 mm
  • Length     500 mm
  • Height     600 mm
  • Weight     40 kg
  • Installed power 500 W

45 Kg Shot bag

 

Human body impactor: 45 kg shot bag

 

Human body impactor conforms to EN 14428

and ANSI Z97.1 tests.

50 Kg Soft Body Impactor

 

50 Kg Soft Body Impactor is used to test the resistance

to structural damage.

 

It conforms to:

 

  • ISO 7892:1988
  • ISO 7893:1990
  • NF-P90-309

 

 

Characteristics:

 

  • 50 Kg bag
  • Filled with glass beads

Softeco Oy

Itämerenkatu 5

00180 Helsinki, Finland