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820 Panel Performance Tester

The Model 820 Panel Performance Tester performs concentrated static, impact load and deflection test requirements in accordance with PS 2. It is appropriate for use in any structural panel manufacturing facility, regardless of which agency provides certification. The Model 820 (formerly TECO QL-2 Concentrated Load and Impact Panel Testing Machine) can test panels from 1/4” to 1-1/8” thick on test spans of 16, 20, 24, 32, 40 and 48 inches.

The Model 820 is an upgrade replacement for older TECO models or other panel testing equipment that is no longer supported by the manufacturer. Metriguard has recently been able to upgrade some older TECO panel test machines with the Model 820 control system to extend the life of the equipment. Upgrading the control system allows Metriguard service technicians to help mill personnel with troubleshooting and maintaining the older equipment. The retrofit is appropriate for the QL-1, QA-2 and QA-2E. The QL-2 tests panels for:

  • Concentrated load and deflection
  • Ultimate (failure) load
  • Impact load
  • Edge-supported configurations