Hydraulic spreader test bed for PSA

In the first of its kind in the world, our company designed and built two units of hydraulic spreader test beds for PSA.

Under Singapore law, all lifting equipment must be subjected to a periodical load test. This is a cumbersome process as PSA has thousands of lifting spreaders. To automate this process, our company, together with the engineers from PSA came out with the design of a spreader test bed.

The spreader test bed is hydraulically powered to simulate the load on a spreader, up to 100 ton. All the load is captured on the computer system and defects, if any, are monitored. A professional engineer will then check and certify the tests carried out before endorsing the spreader for use in its port operation.