Testy Excellent Systems

At Excellent Systems we continually test our production components. Tests are conducted internally by civil engineer Jorgen Meyer in our test department and also externally by internationally recognised independant testing agencies. The following list is a selection of relevant tests regarding slip resistance, load bearing properties, electrical insulation, fumes development, etc.

Each test has a brief description of the test type and purpose. A link is provided so that the test details can be downloaded in their entirety as pdf documents. Viewing PDF documents requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. The program can be downloaded for free here.

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Civil engineer Jørgen Meyer using The British Pendulum test apparatus

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BS 7976 (the British Pendulum Test):

Method: 

Slip resistance test using “The British Pendulum” test apparatus for measuring the slip resistance. The tested articles are measured in both dry and wet conditions and the values found are an average of 8 complete measurements per articles.

Purpose:

To determine the slip resistance of Excellent tiles and ramps based on categories defined in BS 7976.

Download BS 7976 test.

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62 tons of Leopard II tank from the Jutland Dragoon Regiment drives up onto a “super-sized” Excellent rampe. A rather unusual spectacle.

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Tank test:

Method: 

We constructed a ramp measuring 4.5 x 12 meters, after which a combat ready Leopard II tank (weighing 62 tons) from the Jutland Dragoon Regiment drove over the ramp. Niether the ramp nor the tank ;-) suffered any damage during the test and the only trace left by the “big lady” was mud on the ramp from the tank tracks.

Purpose:

To confirm the extreme strength of Excellent ramps. Regardless of how many independant and scientifically controlled load tests we perform, there will always be some sceptics that doubt whether an Excellent Systems ramp can withstand the weight of a heavily laden electric wheelchair at around 450 kg. This test speaks for itself. The obvious answer to any sceptics is: YES OF COURSE!

Download this “unusual” load test.

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Test person on an Excellent ramp performing a slip resistance test.

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FGK – Slip resistance test:

Method:
Excellent tiles and ramps are moistened with soapy water and then tested manually at different gradients. The test is also performed with the test person wearing shoes covered in engine oil.

Purpose:
Identifying Excellent tiles and ramps slip resistance properties at different gradients and under different circumstances.

Download the FGK test.

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During the load test, Excellent tiles are subjected to loads such as those from heavy vehicles

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Load Test from the Danish Technological Institute:

Method:

Excellent tiles tested with different loads and at different temperatures. The test is performed both as short duration test (1 hour) and long duration test (10,000 hours).

Purpose:

To determine the strength of Excellent tiles with different loads at different temperatures.

Download DTI load test.

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Modelfoto.

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Electrical isolation test from the Danish Technological Institute:

Method:

Measuring dielectric breakdown voltage with a Holiday Detector. An Excellent tile is placed on a flat metal electrode and voltage is applied to the center of the tile surface with a brush-shaped electrode.

Purpose:

To detect the electrical insulating properties of Excellent tiles by measuring the dielectric breakdown voltage.

Download electric isolating test.

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CE test from the Danish Center for technical aids for rehabilitation and education.

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CE certification test:

Method:

An Excellent ramp is tested according to the specificatons in the European standard EN 12182:1998.

Purpose:

Achieving CE certification for Excellent ramps by meeting all the specifications as described in EN 12182:1998.

Download the CE certification test.

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Durability testing of an Excellent ramp. A wheelchair chassis mounted with a 200kg weight is drawn back and forth over the ramp 1000 times

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HMI test (assistive Institute) by Danish Center:

Method:

Test ramp, half-tile, tile, T-Lock, Lock R-and C-Lock in accordance with standard EN 12182:1998.

Purpose:

To confirm that Excellent Systems components meet the requirements of the European Standard EN 12182:1998.

Download HMI test.