The Gravitec Difference: Equipment Testing
By Joshua Mills, Engineered Systems and Testing
Why Do Our Clients Choose To Test With Us?
Gravitec Systems has worked exclusively in fall protection since our inception. Unlike other testing bodies, our Scope of Accreditation is laser-focused. Whether we’re talking ANSI, OSHA, CSA, or Customer Specified, we remain expertly focused on fall protection.
Our ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lab has all the tools necessary to test all manner of anchorages, lanyards, full-body harnesses, SRDs, and the like. The keystone of our Lab is the Certified Drop Tower, which is used in coordination with our release mechanism, load cells, test weights, and the temperature chamber. Test protocols are developed to meet the specific needs of our clients. The results are gathered in real-time using Gravitec’s proprietary Data Acquisition System. High-speed video and other particular needs can be incorporated into our protocols as required.
Every test is performed by qualified Lab Staff, under the direct supervision of our Lab Manager. We offer the opportunity for our clients to witness our testing procedures, all from the comfort of the mezzanine, directly above the test lab. Our Lab Technician and Lab Engineer are accessible and able to answer direct questions from the client at any stage during the testing process.
Gravitec allows you to test in an unbiased and controlled lab and the ability to experience and see the results for yourself. In addition to testing, we are also able to meet all of your fall protection needs through engineering, training, and equipment sales. For more information about our facility, please contact 800.755.8455.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A former United States Marine with a background in International Affairs, Joshua Mills and his family have been all over the World, but they are happy to call the Pacific Northwest home. For more than a decade, Joshua has specialized in the design and manufacturing of custom engineered products, from late night napkins sketches to finished, polished product.