Haagh Protection has been able to offer a good price for all versions and variants of its VARIOGATE® range for many years.
With these VARIOGATE safety pallet gate systems Haagh Protection is not necessarily the cheapest supplier on the market. The aim is to be the best quality provider in the market when it comes to safety, strength and durability.
A goal in which they constantly try to improve themselves. A good example is the recent completion of the TÜV inspection programme for the VARIOGATE®-26.
The design makes sure that this device can withstand very large forces. These forces are thoroughly checked with extensive strength calculations. In these calculations, the strength of all connections and tubes in various sizes was calculated. Sometimes some technical improvements are desirable, which were immediately implemented in the final design of the product. Paperwork (of the strength calculation) is patient and theory is sometimes different from practice.
The results of the strength calculation are therefore assessed on value with a physical, destructive investigation by means of a glass bead test:
An impact test is performed on the apparatus by means of a bag filled with glass beads. In total, the bag weighs 25 kg. Next, the bag is suspended in such a way that it has a drop height of 1 metre. The bag is directed towards the potentially weakest part of the device, the centre of the front of the device.
The device may deform slightly during the test, however, all connections must come out of the test whole and undamaged! The test is carried out under the supervision of an auditor from TÜV-Nord. After approval and an additional check of the strength calculation on the apparatus, the auditor will issue the official TÜV testcertificate at product level.
The video of the test shows that the VARIOGATE® passes this test easily:
With the purchase of a VARIOGATE®, the customer can rest assured that he is acquiring a product of the highest quality level, which is guaranteed to do what it’s meant to do: provide safety for your employees.