Testing & Product Verification

Sturges manufactures all products to an ISO 9001:2015 controlled document.  When specific performance is required, a formal test plan is followed.  Below is a sample of some of the testing performed in-house at Sturges.  In cases where there is no standard publicly available for reference, a test method will be developed internally or through the customer to verify performance.  Sturges Manufacturing is capable of tensile testing up to 30,000 lbs and performing Dynamic testing for free falls up to 20 feet using a wide assortment of calibrated test masses.

Examples of testing capabilities include:

TestStandard
Abrasion ResistanceFED STD 191A, Method 5309
Tensile and Elongation of WebbingFED STD 191A, Method 4108
Vertical Flame ResistanceNFPA 1971
Heat ResistanceNFPA 1971
Flammability of Interior MaterialsFMVSS 571, Standard 302
Water RepellencyTSL2100 G, Section 4.36
Wet Yarn on Yarn Abrasion TestASTM D6611

ENERGY ABSORBING WEBBING IS TESTED TO THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

TestStandard
ASSP/ANSI Z359.13-20136′ & 12′ requirements
CSAZ259.11-17Worker weight range 55 kg (121 lbs) – 140kg (308 lbs)
Worker weight range 80 kg (176 lbs) – 190kg (420 lbs)
EN 355Personal protective equipment against falls from a height
ABNT NBR 14629Personal protective equipment against falls from a height (Brazil)
AS/NZS 1891Industrial fall arrest systems and devices (Australia/New Zealand)

ISO:17025 Certificates