This method utilises a standard eyelet mounted on a rigid board and the lace to be tested. Laces should be stored in a standard controlled atmosphere for at least 48 hours before testing. The equipment has six stations for testing laces. Eyelets affixed to rigid boards are placed in the holders provided. One end of the lace to be tested is clamped in a carrier and the other end is passed through the eyelet and then fixed to a weight capable of applying a tensioning force of 4.46N to the lace. The machine moves each lace a distance of 75 mm through the eyelet at 100 cycles per minute. The movement of the carrier causes the lace to rub in the eyelet. Separate counters are provided for each of the six stations and the count is stopped when lace breaks. When the last lace breaks, the machine will automatically shut down. The machine is provided with hand control for ease of setting and is fully guarded to comply with European Health and Safety requirements.
This machine can be used to test eyelets against standard shoelaces or alternatively shoelaces against standard eyelets

Supplied with: operating instructions, conformity / calibration certificate
Standards: SATRA TM93, BS 5131:3.6
Power consumption: 400 W
Noise: 62 db
Power supply: 230 VAC – 50/60 Hz