The worlds first: Pull Test Stand with a capacity of 1,500 tons
East Metal A/S and CERTEX Peter Harbo A/S form alliance to load test of large items. The two companies are both specialized in their unique field. East Metal A/S has in few years built a big company specializing in heavy, complex steel constructions and components, including lifting beams. At the same time CERTEX Peter Harbo A/S has built competencies proof testing the same subjects, and it has therefore been a natural development to formalize an already close cooperation.
East Metal A/S manufacture as a subcontractor in its own factories in Latvia and Denmark to customers in most of the world, primarily
in wind and oil and gas, but also for machine builders, building industry and others. East Metal A/S employs more than 700 highly qualified specialists in welding, machining, surface treatment, production optimization, quality assurance, project management and customer service.
CERTEX Peter Harbo A/S is a part of the CERTEX group, Europe's leading suppliers of wire rope, lifting and hoisting devices. The CERTEX group will complement with great know-how and not least in the test and service applications CERTEX Peter Harbo A/S is in front. In testing CERTEX Peter Harbo A/S has been among the leaders in offshore oil / gas and wind. With the cooperation between East Metal A/S and CERTEX Peter Harbo A/S both companies are brought in the forefront in the international field.
East Metal A/S has been responsible for the construction of a test stand with a capacity of 1,500 ton. That in itself is impressive, but it
is unique that it can work with very huge subjects, which earlier not has been possible to load test without safety compromises and
very high costs. Testing in a test stand like this is a big advantage compared to the known alternatives.
CERTEX Peter Harbo A/S contributes with technical assistance and know-how. At the same time CERTEX Peter Harbo A/S market
and manage the use of the test stand. The 1,500 ton test stand is located in Nakskov – at the quay side with depths of 8 ½ meters and 22 meters wide fairway. So the stage is set for a lot of activity in the old shipyard halls.
The investment in the test stand has been supported by the EU Structural Funds for Regional Development 2007-2013, who
co-finances projects that contribute to the region's development potential and enhances companies' growth and innovation.