A business can’t truly guarantee the performance of a product unless it has been objectively tested. There are plenty of ways to fabricate an item with quality materials, but there is no real assurance that the product will perform as expected over time until it is fully tested under real conditions. This is why Carl Stahl Sava Industries has devised time-tested methods to assess the integrity of the fittings swaged to the cable assembly.
The method of quality testing cable assemblies is done via proof loading. The process removes the constructional stretch created during the standing process, as well as testing the integrity of the fitting(s) retention strength to the cable. Frequent adjustments are rendered unnecessary in maintaining constant tension in a control system directly as a result of removing the constructional stretch.
When safety and quality performance are application priorities, Sava recommends cable assemblies be proof loaded. Sava is an expert in proof loading cables assemblies up to ⅜” diameter. Each assembly type is essentially laid out on a testing bed and then pulled to 60% of the cable’s rated breaking strength. The goal is not to break the cable. Rather, the goal is to remove defective cable assemblies from the manufacturing process. Failures can include fittings slipping, cable breaks and other manufacturing anomalies. succeeding assembly is still put under a separate test to confirm the true breaking point. Here we are intentionally focused on destruction, and that event needs to occur well above anything a user would normally apply to the given cable assembly. By confirming the breaking point in testing, Sava’s engineers know for sure that the given assembly will perform well within safety parameters before integrity failure occurs under load. Because the process is measured as the load is applied to the point of breakage, Sava’s testing reports exactly what the exceeding load level is for specification. Both of these tests associated with the proof loading methodology ensure the safety expectations of given Sava cable assembly.
Proof loading is one of the many tests Sava applies to its products. The entire production of Sava’s cable assemblies has multiple quality checks, experience applied, and processes in place. Using a multi-faceted testing and review process, helps tremendously in delivering a top-quality product line that has set the benchmark for the industry in cable products.
The more cable sets are used over time, the more vulnerable to weaknesses that aren't necessarily visible to cursory inspection. This has been a common mistake that can have serious consequences if ignored. Sava’s knowledge and product depth makes us a key player in the cable assembly space. Your business doesn't need to be the next problem story; Sava's testing processes can help. Talk with our sales team to find out more