Specialist Shear Testing in Rochester
Working for industrial, commercial and private clients across Kent and the South East, including Rochester, we specialise in providing the highest quality, most accurate and reliable shear testing.
As one of Kent and the South East's leading diamond drilling and pull out testing specialists, we provide commercial, private and industrial clients from across Rochester with the most accurate and highest quality shear testing solutions. Designed to quickly, accurately and safely apply stress to a test sample to accurately determine whether it will be able to withstand potential levels of stress and shear forces, our specialist shear testing and diamond drilling service is ideal for the fast, efficient and accurate testing of a wide range of fixings and fastenings, including bolts, screws and nuts.
It is absolutely essential that you have your bolts, screws, fastenings and fixings safely, accurately and regularly shear tested to avoid potentially costly failures in the future. We therefore take advantage of the highest quality and very latest equipment and materials to quickly, efficiently and accurately carry out shear tests at premises across Rochester and Kent, so arrange your free property survey and no obligation quotation at your convenience by calling our experienced and dedicated shear testing and diamond drilling team on 01474 822785.
How shear testing works
Our professional and specialist shear testing service is one of the most effective and quickest ways of accurately testing fixings and fastenings. Usually, shear forces cause one surface of a particular material or structure to move in one direction and the other surface to move in the opposite direction. This ensures that the material involved is stressed in a simple sliding motion. Our specialist, unique and accurate tests differ greatly from compression and tension tests, as the forces applied are parallel to the two contact surfaces, meanwhile in compression and tension tests, they are perpendicular to the contact surface.
Why is shear testing important?
Shear testing and stress testing are absolutely vital, given that they determine the shear strength of the structure or material and therefore the maximum shear stress that it is able to withstand before any failure begins. In fact, this is actually one of the most important and vital design characteristics of many types of fastenings and fixings like screws and bolts. For instance, if a small fastener fails in shear, it could potentially lead to a much bigger chain of failures that could even lead to the destruction of a large structure or building. That is why it is absolutely essential to have your fastenings and fixings accurately tested by experienced and highly skilled professionals, like the ones here at Southern Drilling.
A wide range of materials tested
There are a wide variety of different materials that are frequently tested in shear, including adhesives, layered composites and rigid substrates. The common rigid substrates that may be shear tested may be composed of composites, ceramics, woods, plastics and metals but usually come in a solid form that is often used as building materials or fasteners. We will also test adhesives, as these are likely to experience shear stress when the materials are pulled in opposite directions in an attempt to slide them apart.
Contact us today to discuss your Rochester shear testing and stress testing requirements with one of our helpful and friendly team; who will arrange your free property survey and no obligation shear testing quotation at your convenience.