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Test Method: SATRA TM245

Luggage trolley handles - collapsing strength

June 2007

SCOPE

This test method is intended to determine the collapsing strength of luggage trolley handles when loaded in compression and therefore relates to their safety in use. The method is applicable to all luggage trolley handles of the locking type.

PRINCIPLE

A trolley handle on an item of luggage fully extended and locked, is gradually loaded in the direction of its axis by a compression testing machine until failure occurs. The test can also be carried out in a non-destructive manner by terminating it when a specified maximum loading has been achieved.

REFERENCES

EN ISO 7500-1: 2004 - Verification and calibration of the force-measuring system.

HISTORY

First issued June 2007.

AVAILABILITY

This test method is available to members and non-members.

PRICE (ex. VAT)

  • Members: £65
  • Non-members: £195

TYPE

USAGES

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