Methods of testing

We do not compromise, but test our products to their furthest limits.

At Pressalit Care we test our products so we can be completely sure that they can withstand even extreme real-life conditions. We push the products to the very limit to identify any weaknesses by subjecting them to rigorous tests. Therefore, we can guarantee the values we provide. 

For example, the illustration below shows our test method for a support arm. The load which the product can withstand increases the further back on the support arm one tests it. However, we have decided to state the lowest values, which means that the lifespan of the product is even longer in use, as the load is often applied closer to the wall.
Support arm with arrows illustrating test

All tests have been conducted by mounting the products on a solid wall, which is what Pressalit Care recommends. The lifespan of the product is not affected in any way by the wall type. However, the overall solution will inevitably be influenced by the condition and material of the wall, so reinforcement should always be used if the wall is not stable.

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Dynamic test

We test the products dynamically by subjecting them vertically 10,000 times to a load lasting 2 seconds. The weight specifications on our products state how many kilogrammes the products can withstand at their outermost points using this test method.

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Static test

We also conduct a static test on our products, and we therefore know exactly how many kilogrammes each product can carry for 1 minute. The static test is also carried out on the weakest part of each product.

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Sideways test

In addition to the above testing methods, we subject our support arms and armrests to a sideways test to find out whether they can withstand being used by, e.g. , a wheelchair user when moving himself. The sideways test involves pressing the product 10,000 times at a 45° angle for 2 seconds at a time.