CUSTOM CRAFTWORKS TABLE TESTING
Every Custom Craftworks massage table is thoroughly inspected and tested before it is shipped to you. We use a state of the art hydraulic testing machine to test the load rating of our tables.
Debi D., our Quality Control Supervisor shares the process with you. Debi has worked for Custom Craftworks for over 13 years.
Can you explain the testing process?
Custom Craftworks designed and built a hydraulic testing machine which applies pressure to points along the table. We feel this testing best replicates the pressures exerted on a table during massage. We test each of our 650 lb load rated tables with 650 lbs of pressure before it leaves our factory.
During our drop testing process, an overhead cartridge with three cylinders drops and pushes down on the table at different points with the appropriate pressure and holds that pressure for several seconds.
(Example of pressure points tested on a table)
What qualities do you look/inspect for when table testing?
Testing is a visual, structural and a 'listening' process. The great thing about our custom bulit testing machine is that it was built to be an open device which allows you to see and hear any flaws a table might have. You don't want to hear any squeaking, cracking or crunching. You don't want to see any screws bending or wood splintering.
Where does the table go from there?
After the pressure testing, I inspect each table to make sure it has all small parts intact. Small things like hinges, straps, etc. Then they're off to shipping!
How is your Static Load Tested?
Static load is the amount of static (inanimate) weight you can pile onto a table top. For example, the Athena can hold 3200 lbs. of static weight. We tested this by piling loads of wood and metal onto the tabletops of a test sample of our tables. For practical reasons, we choose not to do this with every table. Imagine what it would do to the fabric and foam of a new table!