Pathway Mats
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Lifting Lug Destruction Test

Objective: Determine the force required for a lifting lug assembly failure. Lifting lugs are optional components on Pathway larger mats. Mats with lifting lugs can be installed by a forklift or with overhead hoisting equipment.

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The test apparatus includes a tripod to support hydraulic power which is used to create a force.

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The force is gradually increased to challenge the integrity of the design and materials.

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The force is further increased.

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The lifting lug assembly starts to pull out of the rubber at 10,000 psi.