New large-scale testing rig

Yale’s all new commercial test rig opens the way for superior capabilities, smarter testing, and greater opportunities, the company said.

When used in endurance testing, Yale can now monitor the load with each and every cycle – allowing the team to measure the operating force of products during testing.

Now with the ability to conduct mockup tests with an adjustable vent and frame mechanism for unique window designs, Yale is undertaking a higher volume of larger-scale projects.

The test rig enables indicative testing on project specific opening vents, with the ability to tip the rig into any inclined position between vertical and +/-20 degrees, and tailor the test to represent a particular building or project, no matter how obscure. Enquiries are already coming in from Europe, China and the Americas, as Yale invite its worldwide customer base to test the performance of their windows and hardware.

Testing for almost all international certifications and standards, the rig ensures products are compliant to British Standard BS6375, America’s AAMA and China’s JG/T 433 certifications.

Grant Stratford, technical director at Yale, said: “The capabilities of the new rig mean we can test all sorts of weird and wonderful window designs. For example, we are endurance testing a triangular mock-up vent at the moment, which is being carried out to the customer’s unique requirements.”