Here are all the tests to which plastic spools and wire basket spools for welding wire are subjected
Spazzolplastica, an Italian company renowned for the design and production of plastic spools, plastic drums and wire basket spools for welding wire, stands out for its constant commitment to the production of superior quality products. At the heart of this commitment are the rigorous quality tests conducted in its laboratory, supported by ISO 9001 certification.
For plastic spools, tests include:
Tensile and Compression Test
Through the use of a dynamometer, tensile and compression tests form the core of quality controls. For plastic spools, Spazzolplastica performs:
Resistance to breakage of the flanges
The test aims to verify the breaking resistance of a plastic spool, ensuring that the predefined minimum resistance limits are exceeded. The main objective of this test is to ensure that the plastic spool maintains the necessary resistance to stress, both during and after the winding phase, avoiding potential breakages that could occur during use.
Resistance to bending/deformation
A pre-established load is applied for a specific period, followed by verification of the deformation suffered by the plastic spool. This test has the purpose of simulating the stress that the wire, after winding, "induces" to the flanges of the plastic spool. By respecting predetermined values, Spazzolplastica ensures that the flanges are not deformed, thus guaranteeing optimal distribution of the wire in the plastic spool.
Through the use of special equipment, impact tests are carried out. This procedure involves applying a drop load at specific points on the plastic spool, followed by evaluating the deformation and verifying that the plastic spool does not break under specific loads. This test is essential to ensure that the plastic spool maintains the necessary resistance to stress during handling and use, ensuring its robustness in dynamic environments.
Determination of resistance to environmental conditions
Tensile, compression and impact tests are performed at specific temperatures, including room temperature, -10°C and -25°C. These tests are crucial to evaluate the behavior of the plastic spool in different thermal conditions, guaranteeing its performance under various temperatures.
The test takes place through the use of special equipment and has the aim of verifying the correct positioning of the spool holes. This process guarantees the satisfaction of this requirement, eliminates any vibrations on the plastic spool that could occur during the wire winding phase, helps to improve and ensure excellent distribution.
For wire basket spools, tests include:
Mechanical resistance of the wire
The tensile test is performed to verify that the minimum tightness requirements are exceeded. This test is essential to ensure that the wire basket spool maintains the necessary resistance to stress, both during and after the wire winding phase by the customer, preventing potential deformations and thus ensuring excellent distribution of the wire in the spool.
Weld joints resistance
A tensile test is performed at the junction points of the various sectors that make up the wire basket spool, with the aim of verifying that the minimum required values have been exceeded. This test is crucial to ensure that the wire basket spool maintains the necessary resistance to stress, both during and after the wire winding phase by the customer, preventing any breakage of the welding joints.
Product dimensions, weld joints and the actual alignment of the rods of our wire basket spools are precisely verified thanks to the KEYENCE system, based on a three-camera control. Unlike manual random checks, this automatic vision system allows you to control one hundred percent of production, saving time and increasing productivity.
In conclusion, Spazzolplastica's dedication to such a comprehensive batch of quality tests ensures that its welding products meet the highest standards of strength, durability and safety, offering customers maximum reliability at every stage of the process.