Our state-of-the-art Magnograph II USB wire rope tester is a computerised electromagnetic instrument which uses specially designed sensor heads to take an accurate digital trace of a working rope.
The NDT head is fitted to the rope in a fixed position as near to the end as possible. The rope then runs through the sensor head collecting the test data. The trace is recorded on a notebook computer and can be played back after the test in order to discuss the rope condition with the customer.
The following traces are recorded:
Local faults (LF), which could be broken wires, damage, crushing or splices
Loss of metallic area (LMA) which measures the rope cross section and any effect of wear
Wire ropes of any construction can be tested, in sizes ranging from 12 to 64mm, at speeds from creep speed to a safe limit (three m/s). Any areas of damage can then be accurately located to allow further visual inspection by our competent operators.
A full report including analysis is provided in accordance with Australian Standards requirements (AS/NZS 4812;2003). Decisions regarding the ropes continued use or discard is discussed with the customer.
We also are able to carry out destruct tests on a sample of the rope if available. We welcome any enquiries and will happily provide a quotation and advise on the suitability of NDT in your operation.
A & D Lifting Services | Lifting Equipment & Services
A&D are leading suppliers of quality lifting gear to industry. A&D Lifting is one of the foremost lifting equipment suppliers on the Australian east coast with an extensive network of national and international connections.
Accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (NATA), A&D operates its world-class workshop and test laboratory from purpose-built premises in the rapidly growing Thornton Industrial Estate in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales.
A&D source their products from around the world to ensure top quality and competitive pricing. Recognising the advantages of bulk buying, A&D joined with several other medium sized companies to form Global Lifting Group, a consortium whose guaranteed purchasing power delivers lower prices. A&D sell an extensive range of products under the Global Lifting banner.
A&D is the Australian agent for Bridon International. The Bridon group of companies is the world's foremost wire rope manufacturing company.
Through Global Lifting, A&D has secured distribution contracts with some of the world's largest lifting gear manufacturers. They are exclusive NSW distributors for lifting products for German chain manufacturing giant, Thiele Group , for instance.