PRODUCT TAGGING & TESTING
Andromeda's Testing Capability
All our products at Andromeda are tested to Australia Standards before being dispatched to our customers.
Andromeda testing facility now ranges 10 tonne to 300 tonne with the installation of our new 300T test bed in 2019.
National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accreditation
NATA accreditation provides a means of determining, formally recognising and promoting the competence of facilities to perform specific types of testing, inspection, calibration, and other related activities.
Accreditation is distinct from certification, which focuses on an organisation's overall compliance with systems and products standards rather than technical competence. Click here to find out more on NATA.
The Tag System
The standard tags are made from 1.0mm steel, and permanently fixed by means of steel cord swaged into the ferrule. The following information is provided on each tag: a) Manufacturers name (Andromeda – no phone number), b) size and type of the sling, i.e. nominal width, c) WLL in various applications, d) Test number and the date of test if proof loaded. Tags are strongly and permanently attached.
Testing Superflex Slings
Andromeda has become known as an Innovator in the Rigging Gear Industry in Australia, and this picture shows typical tests required when new products are being developed.
Here two XL Superflex Slings have been destruction tested by Nobles in Adelaide. One has achieved a break load of 230 tonnes and the other 280 tonnes.