LoadLab Rig At USITT

Delbert L. Hall of D2 Flying Effects has announced that thanks to the Technical Production Commission, the LoadLab rig will be at the USITT conference this year. "I reinforced the frame and replaced the 10K lb. capacity load cell with a 25K lb. capacity load cell," Hall reports.

If you have anything that you would like pull-tested, bring it to the USITT conference. There are a few restrictions on what Hall can test:

Must be less than 30 inches in length

Cannot stretch more than 8 inches before it breaks

Cannot have a breaking strength greater than 15K lbs

Must have means be being able to be connected to the rig via the shackles on the rig

HALL'S TENTATIVE LIST OF LOADLAB TESTS FOR USITT

BS of GAC terminated with swaging sleeves (proper number of crimps)

BS of GAC terminated with swaging sleeves (improper number of crimps)

BS of GAC terminated with cable clips (installed in proper direction)

BS of GAC terminated with cable clips (installed backwards)

BS of GAC terminated with cable clips (with one clip installed backwards)

BS of badly kinked GAC

BS of GAC with overhand knot tied in it

BS of cable round slings made in different fashions

BS of shackles (pulled inline)

BS of shackles (side-loaded)

BS of imported quicklinks

BS of carabiners (aluminum and steel)

BS of cable in a Gripple

BS of cable in a VERlock –cable glider

BS of 1" wide nylon climbing sling

BS of the weakest link (cable, trim chain, or shackle) in a trim chain

set up where the shackle connects back to the thimble

BS of the weakest link (cable, trim chain, or shackle) in a trim chain

set up where the shackle connects back to the chain

Questions: delbert.hall@gmail.com

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