Chant Engineering is the largest Test Bed manufacturer in the world. Also known in the industry as Prooftest Machines, Chant Test Beds are used to tension test or proof test wire rope, fiber rope, chains, lifting slings, and other types of various lifting gear. These machines are extremely heavy-duty and have proven themselves in years of rugged, real world industrial and military rigging environments.

All Chant machines will perform proof load testing, destructive (break) testing, cyclic testing, and long term fatigue testing, (depending on options). This is done without any loss in overall capacity.

Chant Test Beds also come standard with fully enclosed frames (ends, top, bottom) and are designed for maximum operator safety. They are built with hydraulically actuated safety guards, ensuring operator security, and covering the entire specimen length.

Chant builds standard capacity test beds, or can custom design a machine to meet any specification or requirement.

For example, Chant recently finished construction on a lengthy (175ft /53.3m) 1.3 million lb. /600MT Test Bed for a well-known international rope manufacturer.

A Few Product Highlights include:
3 Cylinders/ 3 load ranges/ 3 load cells
Full load, full length, break test capability
Remote controlled moveable head
Solid guards for protection
Heavy-duty frame
PC based, touch-screen operator controls
Chant DataTEST© software for acquiring test results, and printing certificates
Fully calibrated and serviced around the world by Chant Calibration Technicians

Chant Engineering’s testing equipment meets or exceeds all AWRF safe practices and guidelines. For more information regarding Chant Engineering Test Equipment, please contact or call +1 215.230.4260,