Metriguard Technologies

Model 820 - Panel Tester



The TECO QL-2 Panel Performance Tester is a fully automated, computer-controlled machine designed to perform testing which is consistent with PS 2-07 concentrated static, impact load, and deflection test requirements. The QL-2 is equipped with a 'floating bed' that facilitates impact testing. The QL-2 tests panels for:

  • Concentrated load and deflection
  • Ultimate (failure) load
  • Impact load
  • Edge-supported configurations

The QL-2 can test panels from 1/4 inch t1-1/8 inch in thickness. The test spans that can be accommodated include 16, 20, 24, 32, 40, and 48 inches.

General Features

  • Three 48-inch joist simulators taccommodate testing of full 4-foot by 8-foot panels
  • Three edge support extensions for testing tongue-and-groove (T&G) panels
  • Floating panel bed tensure proper alignment between concentrated static load and impact load testing (eliminates operator intervention and guesswork)
  • Impact load arm with automated load release
  • Operating Manual contains operating instructions, maintenance recommendations, and a troubleshooting guide

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