heavy duty suction cups

Heavy Duty Suction Cup Testing

Heavy duty suction cups have a number of applications, and can be integrated into towel rack products, soap dishes, suction hooks, shelves, kitchen fittings, and many others. The uses of these suction cups are endless, and they provide convenience and durability to the customer.
Of these heavy duty suction cups, Garbath is the manufacturer that sits a cut above the rest.
Garbath have been in the field of of suction systems for seven years, and have been dedicated to the research and testing of products in a number of ways, to ensure that their products actually attain the quality and capability that is advertised.
Other heavy duty suction cups may state a maximum weight, or a maximum amount of time that a suction device can hold a certain weight, but they are rarely tested, and therefore cannot validate the claims they make about their products. Some products even claim that they can maintain suction forever, which vacuum theory suggests to be impossible.
So how does the customer know that a heavy duty suction cup is really capable of the suction that it suggests? How do they really know that it can hold the amount of weight that it advertises, or that it will keep its suction for the number of years stated on the product?

  • Heavy Duty Suction Cup Testing

Garbath suction cups are tested and inspected by a third party company, and the products are certified upon inspection, so the supplier and consumer alike knows the true capabilities of the product.
There are several ways that a heavy duty suction cup product can be tested. The first is a suspension endurance test; the suction device is placed on a surface, and a standard weight added, usually 5Kg. The product is left bearing the weight until it begins to give way, becomes damaged, or loses its suction. 5Kg is the amount of weight recommended for home use, and the test shows that the product can suck to tile or glass, bearing this amount of weight, for over 365 days. When it slips it can be easily reused.
Other types of test are the pull test, which tests the amount of weight required to cause the product to immediately slip down, or drop. Weights are added gradually to test the suction cup’s maximum capacity, which is certified to stand at around 34Kg.
The bearing capacity test works in a similar way. The term, originally used for soil testing, tests for the amount of contact pressure before the product fails. The test shows weights hanging off a rope, connected to a hanging hook suction product, and shows a bearing capacity of 24kg.

  • Quality Control Is Everything

This level if independent testing gives the product a genuine, and certifiable boast. The weights and capabilities displayed on tested products are not advertisements; they are statements of the actual functions of the product, and give the customer a guarantee and a peace of mind. They know they are purchasing quality, and strength. They can trust what they are buying.