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Independent Lab Tests

TAFCAN is committed to using independent laboratory and field testing for its products. This section of the website provides information on the types of tests that have been undertaken and the results of those tests. All of the reports are available in PDF format. If you have any technical inquiries or recommendations please use our contact page to get in touch with us.

Temperature & Vibration Test

July 10, 2008
3.5” x 33mm standard temperature Zafety Lug Lock® Units

This report contains the results from the Temperature & Vibration tests performed on three (3) Zafety Lug Lock® Units for Tafcan Consulting Ltd. A representative from TAFCAN was present to install the Zafety Lug Lock® onto the lug nuts of the wheel prior to attachment onto the vibration platform.  The vibration tests were performed on the vertical table of the Thermotron DS640 vibration test system.

Results: On completion of the vibration testing at 25 °C, a posttest visual inspection indicated that the Zafety Lug Lock® did not sustain any external damages or physical degradation and no evidence of any looseness. Again, upon completion of the vibration testing at each temperature level of +55 °C and -40 °C, a posttest visual inspection indicated that the Zafety Lug Lock® did not sustain any external damages or physical degradation and no evidence of any looseness of the lug nuts.

Test Report No. 08-03-C0185

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Temperature & Vibration Test

August 18, 2009
4-1/8” x 33mm standard temperature
Zafety Lug Lock® Units on steel and alloy rims.

This report contains the results from the Temperature & Vibration tests performed on Zafety Lug Lock® Units for Tafcan Consulting Ltd. Tafcan consulting Ltd. submitted two (2) wheel hubs for testing purposes – one 26" Alloy Rim (Hub-Piloted Rim & Nuts) and one 26" Steel Rim (Standard Nuts).

A TAFCAN representative was present to install the Zafety Lug Locks® onto the hand tightened lug nuts of the wheel prior to attachment to the vibration platform. All nuts were hand tightened.   The vibration at temperature tests were performed on a vertical motion THERMOTRON DS-640 shaker table situated inside a THERMOTRON thermal chamber.

Results: Post-test visual inspections indicated the Zafety Lug Locks® did not sustain any external damages or physical degradation. Further, no looseness of any lug nuts was indicated.

Test Report No. 09-03-C0175

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Temperature and Vibration Test

October 14, 2009
4-1/8” x 33mm high temperature Zafety Lug Lock® Units.

This report contains the results from the Temperature & Vibration tests performed on Zafety Lug Lock® Units for Tafcan Consulting Ltd. A TAFCAN representative was present to install the Zafety Lug Locks® onto the hand tightened lug nuts of the wheel prior to attachment to the vibration platform. All nuts were hand tightened. The vibration at temperature tests were performed on a vertical motion THERMOTRON DS-640 shaker table situated inside a THERMOTRON thermal chamber.

Results: Post-test visual inspections indicated the Zafety Lug Locks® did not sustain any external damages or physical degradation. Based on the photographic documentation there was no evidence that any of the nuts had moved.

Test Report No. 09-03-C0193

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Durability Test

October 9, 2009
4-1/8” x 33mm high temperature Zafety Lug Lock® Units.

In order to complete this project, Tafcan provided Exova with twenty Zafety Lug Locks® to be installed on a 40-ft Transit Bus undergoing durability testing on Exova's 6-Post Tire Coupled Road Simulator. Tafcan installed 5 Zafety Lug Locks® on each of the four wheels on the bus. The bus was then subjected to 207,906 simulated durability miles on the road simulator. Observations were recorded throughout testing.

Results: No issues were noted for the duration of the test.

Test Report No. 09-015-R6749

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Re-Torque Physical Test

October 25, 2010
3.5” x 33mm standard & 4-1/8” x 33mm high temperature Zafety Lug Lock® Units.

The objective of the proposed work was to provide information needed to evaluate the serviceability of the "Zafety Lug Lock®" samples when subjected to nut torque check and accidental nut torque with "Zafety Log Lock®" installed.

Results: No failure was observed during visual examination of the tested samples. No deformations of the entire unit were observed, all samples maintained the initial shape. No cracks or wear were observed on the tooth saw section (area in contact with the nut) on any tested samples.

Test Report No. 10-03-C0152 Rev 2

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Torque Test Report

June 25, 2009
3.5” x 33mm standard temperature Zafety Lug Lock® Units.

A series of tests were carried out on lug nuts with Zafety Lug Locks® installed to verify the torqued readings.

A technician from Topline Trailer Service Ltd. Performed the torque check on both alloy and steel rims.

Results: No evidence of movement.

Torque Test Report

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