Structure Testing Machine
With the PITSCO Structure testing machine students are capable to up to 800 pounds of force to structures including balsa wood or basswood towers and bridges using a turn-force wheel. Students can apply pressure in small increments and stop applying pressure at the first sign of structural damage--so they don’t have to destroy the structure to test it to the limit. And because the system captures both the peak load and the current load, the load that 'breaks' the structure is displayed. Because the load reading is given at every change, students can follow a precise pattern to ensure consistent testing in a classroom setting.