Testing laboratory

The HEICO group's in-house testing lab provides support in the development of new and innovative products for bolted connections. Existing products are constantly tested according to current guidelines (e.g. 25201-4, DIN EN ISO 16047), both in-house and also by independent test institutes (e.g. IMA Dresden, Fraunhofer IPA, DIBt). The test lab also offers various test options to check the use of HEICO products for customer-specific installations. By providing technical support and conducting experimental tests directly in the presence of the user, optimum safety can be ensured in individual customer applications.

TEST BENCHES AND
MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY

  • Vibration test benches according to DIN 65151 / DIN 25201-4 (M6 to M30 / ¼“ – 1 1/8“)
  • Vibration test bench according to NASM 1312-7
  • Torque/clamp force test bench according to DIN EN ISO 16047 (M16 to M30 / 5/8“ – 1 1/8“)
  • Testing facility for clamp forces up to 5.000 kN
  • Salt spray test chamber according to DIN EN ISO 9227
  • Vickers hardness testers according to DIN EN ISO 6507-1
  • Devices for measuring setting force loss
  • Sample preparation devices (e.g. hardness grindings)
  • Microscopic analysis devices
  • Modern software for measurement data acquisition and evaluation

SERVICE OVERVIEW

  • Experimental testing of locking characteristics according to DIN 25201-4 annex B, DIN 65151 and ISO 16130
  • Calculation of friction coefficients e.g. according to DIN EN ISO 16047
  • Research and development
  • Quality control
  • Customer-specific tests and test reports
  • Technical support in the dimensioning of bolts according to VDI 2230 sheet 1
  • Training and in-house seminars
  • Lectures within the framework of expert forums (e.g. VDI Knowledge Forum, DVM)

Cooperating test institutes

  • TÜV Süd
  • Cologne University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln)
  • CETIM, France
  • IMA Dresden
  • DIBt
  • DNV GL
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Zwickau University of Applied Sciences (FH)