Testing Equipment

Besides mandatory dimensional inspections on line, MaxSteel continually invests in test equipment to provide value added testing services complementary to its services. This would further enhance customer confidence on the products received.

To test and measure hardness of material by measuring the deformation that occurs when the material being tested is penetrated with an indenter.

Two levels of force are applied to the indenter at specified rates and dwell times when performing a Rockwell hardness test.

This would ensure that the materials received from the mills matches the hardness levels indicated on the mill test certificates.

Hardness Testing

To test and measure the electrical conductivity of the (coated) material surface.

Electrical conductivity (or resistivity) can be measured by passing a weak current across a distance on the surface of the material. The test probe would be used to measure at the specified locations on the sample test sheet.

This ensures that the coated (steel) materials, usually an organic or inorganic corrosion resistant resin layer, meets the minimum conductivity levels required for its application use. 

Surface Conductivity

To test material resin coating resistance (or adhesion) especially materials coated with anti-finger-print treatments.

To simulate an ultrasonic degreasing tank (with non- hazardous solvents), a cut sample piece would be hung in the tank and its coated surface would be agitated by the vibration causing the resin to peel upon poor adhesion.

This ensures that the resin coated on the surface of the material has proper adhesion and can withstand post surface treatments by the users.

Resin Resistance

To test the anti-corrosion quality of all the materials surfaces of painting, coating, electroplating in condition of salt spray environment.
Basic salt spray test chambers meet ASTM, ISO, IEC and other International Standards test methods.

This would ensure that the materials received from the mills passes the minimum corrosion resistant period as guaranteed by the mill.

Salt Spray Test Chamber

To test and measure both the tensile and compressive strength of materials

To evaluate materials properties such as tensile strength, elasticity, compression, yield strength, elastic and plastic deformation, bend compression, and strain hardening.

This would ensure that the materials received from the mills matches the mechanical strengths indicated on the mill test certificates.

Tensile Strength