Specifications and Testing
Injection Moulded from Atofina, an impact copolymer polypropylene (PPC 7650).
Excellent Impact Resistance. Applications include automotive articles, e.g. car bumpers, battery cases, etc.
Material Tested to Industry standards over a wide range of temperatures (See ISO Test results below).
Successful Independent Operational, and drop tests carried out on the Pro-lock device between -55°C and +55°C. No significant deterioration in strength or problems with operation noted.
Resistance to oils and greases.
Material Testing: Atofina PPC 7650
|Tenalle Strength at yield
|Elongation at Yield
|Izod Impact notched at 23°C
|Izod Impact notched at -20°C
|Charpy Impact Strength notched at 23°C
|Charpy Impact Strength notched at -20°C
|Hardness Rockwell - R-scale
|Vicat Softening Temperature 10N-50°C per hr
M8 x 30mm 304/S15 Stainless Steel bolt
M8 x 16mm Torq thru insert, or M8 nut, fabricated from 303 Stainless Steel.
Specification to BS 302 1987
2.5mm Diameter, PVC Coated to 3.5mm
Minimum breaking load of wire 435kg (959lb)
Safe Working Load 87kg (192lb)
Note: SWL applies to rope only. Pro-lock is not a lifting device.
About the test
MARITIME NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
Fort Cumberland Road
Of Environmental Testing for
PRO –LOCK UK
PRO-LOCK SECURITY DEVICES
Date:-17TH April 2001
60 Princes Way
PRO-LOCK SECURITY DEVICES1. Introduction:
1.1 Maritime Navigation Systems Group (MNS) DERA Fraser Portsmouth, part of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, is an independent shoreside test laboratory equipped to conduct Type Approval and Prototype Testing of Marine Navigational and Safety Equipment.
1.2 The Test Laboratories at DERA Fraser have been Accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for Performance and Environmental testing on a wide range of Marine Navigational and Safety Equipment.
2. Customers Requirement:
Pro-Lock UK supplied DERA Fraser with a quantity of the Polypropylene version of their security devices. Both Standard and Standard Plus versions of the device were supplied for testing. The customer required the devices to be tested to selected temperature extremes with the addition of a drop/shock test to be conducted on the devices at the temperature extremes.
3.1 The devices were environmentally tested to the following temperatures:
3.1.1 +550 C / +1310 F
3.1.2 -550 C / -670 F
4. Test Procedure:
-550 C / -670 F Test
4.1 Four devices plus spanners and tools were placed in an Astell Chamber and the chamber reduced in temperature to -550 C / -670 F. This temperature was maintained for 24hrs after which the devices were removed and a functional test conducted. This entailed locking and unlocking both versions of the device using the tools from the sub zero environment.
4.2 The devices were then subjected to a drop test. They were dropped from a height of 1.5metres onto a steel plate. This was repeated three times on each of the four devices, spanner and tools. After each drop a functional test was conducted.
4.3 The devices were then subjected to a shock test. They were swung overhand and struck against a steel plate. This was repeated six times on each device. After each shock a functional test was conducted.
+550 C / +1310 F Test
4.4 The locking devices were returned to ambient temperature, as was the Astell Chamber and the chamber increased in temperature to +550 C / +1310 F. This temperature was maintained for 24hrs after which the devices were removed and a functional test conducted. This again entailed locking and unlocking both versions of the device.
4.5 The devices were then subjected to a drop test. They were dropped from a height of 1.5metres onto a steel plate. This was repeated three times on each of the four devices, spanner and tools. After each drop a functional test was conducted.
4.6 The devices were again subjected to a shock test. They were swung overhand and struck against a steel plate. This was again repeated six times on each device. After each shock a functional test was conducted.
5.1 The items of Pro-Lock equipment that have undergone the tests detailed in this document continued to function satisfactorily and sustained no visible damage that impaired their performance.
Test Engineer & Summary Originator: - R A Sharp
Position: - Head of Test