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Customer: Black Diamond Equipment Ltd.
Salt Lake City, UT
Contractor: Direct
Date Completed: 1993-1994
Scope: Complete Machine Design and Fabrication and Controls Integration

The Carabiner Test Machine incorporates:
  • Allen Bradley PLC
  • Nematron Oerator Interface
  • Various "Recipes" for Pass/Fail Criteria
  • Adaptability to Odd Shapes and Sizes
Test Machine Loaded and Running
The automated Carabiner Test Machine.
The Carabiner Test Machine automated Black Diamond's test procedure:
  • Gate Test
    - Range of Motion
    - Spring Force Profile
  • Pull Test
    - Deflection at Half-Strength Load
  • Marking
    - Accepted Product Receives Batch Stamp and Label
  • Sorting
    - Automatically Sorts Rejects by Type of Failure
Carabiner Pull Test
Pull Testing a carabiner for strength