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         we opened the doors, while waiting for   assessment  having overseen  the in-  60t units, which cover most of the com-
         demand that equated to constant utili-  stallation of equipment  at other de-  pany’s tensile testing requirements on
         zation would have resulted in turning   pots—RSS has locations in Heathrow,   chains and wire rope, for example.
         away  too  many  customers.  It’s  not  a   London;  Aylesford,  Kent;  Rotherham,   The  new  tensile  test  machine  will
         precise science but we’re confident the   Yorkshire;  Grangemouth, Scotland;   enable RSS to conduct proof load, de-
         timing  is  right  to  make  this  commit-  and Bridgend, Wales, the company’s de   struction, and long life cyclic testing of
         ment to the local marketplace, buoyed   facto headquarters—that have taken   samples. Utilizing a modular construc-
         by favorable conditions  in  the heavy-  similar journeys.  There  are 120t test   tion the machine can be made to any
         lift sector, in particular.”       beds in Pyle and Grangemouth, while   length  required  and,  importantly,  can
           Hutin is well equipped to make that   Rotherham  and Aylesford each  have   be extended at a later date if required.
                                                                               A  rolling carriage is  included to give
                                                                               the advantage of multiple test lengths
                                                                               along the  entire  machine  length. The
                                                                               100t  ‘Samson’  test  rig,  meanwhile,  is
                                                                               a compact, vertical machine, manufac-
                                                                               tured specifically with lifting equipment
                                                                               service and supply companies in mind.
                                                                                 Until now, the company’s splicing ca-
                                                                               pability is limited to the Pyle site, where
                                                                               a 1,000t  Sahm Splice  hydraulic  press
                                                                               produces 55t capacity, 64mm diameter
                                                                               slings, while 35t capacity, 52mm diame-
                                                                               ter slings are made by a smaller Talurit
                                                                               unit. However, Hutin said expansion of
                                                                               the  fleet  is  inevitable—at  Warrington
                                                                               and other facilities in due course.
                                                                                 He  concluded:  “Business  [in  War-
                                                                               rington] is progressing in line with our
                                                                               expectations; it can take up to two years
                                                                               to get a new depot fully up to speed so to
          The new 60t capacity fixed, horizontal                               commit to a major installation of testing
          test bed from AJT Equipment Ltd.
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