Knife & Flatware Pull Testing Device
The equipment comprises a screw clamp assembly and two cylindrical weights which are attached to the clamp assembly be hooks, except in the case of testing to EN 8442-1 where a total of five weights are supplied.
In the case of kitchen knives and tableware the sample is held by hand with a toggle clamp. When the clamp is attached either the single or combined weights may be hung from the clamp to provide a pull load when the sample handle is lifted to raise the weights from the floor.
For larger knives it is necessary to have a supported clamp with the heavier weights supported and lowered by a jacking system. The equipment is black oxide coated and has a full calibration certificate.
Suitable for testing Firmness of Handle Attachment for:
EN 8442-1: Clause 6.3
EN 8442-2: Clause 7.3
EN 8442-4: Clause 7.4
BS 6813: Clause 5.3.1a/5.3.2a
BS 5577: Clause 6.3.1a/6.3.2a