Tensile Testing the Doty Belt, and the fantastic results
When we designed and built the Doty Belt we wanted something that was not only cost effective, but strong and durable. We ran a tensile test on the Doty Belt to 1700 lbs (about the size of a small elephant). We wanted to see what we could expect of the product. At 1700 lbs. of force, the handles and the stitching began to react, but the steel “D” rings showed no signs of breaking. The 1¾ webbing rated at 6,000 lbs. began to slip at 400 lbs.
These results are proof positive that the Doty Belt is strong, secure and safe for use.
Doty Belt testing at UL (Underwriters Laboratories )
UL is a global independent safety science company offering expertise in certification, validation, testing, inspections, auditing, education and advisory services. Tensile testing is also known as a tension test, which basically applies force to a product to see how much it can take before it reacts. Both the regular and large DotyBelt’s straps were tested this way.