Heavy Equipment Metallurgical Testing

Confirm the materials used in your heavy equipment can withstand intended operating environments with precision testing and engineering solutions from SGS MSi, an A2LA and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory. A leader in the fields of metallurgical testing and failure analysis, our specialties include validating raw materials, solving production-related concerns, assessing finished and semi-finished goods, examining product failures and performing high-end metallurgical engineering services.

SGS MSi has more than three decades of experience with materials used in heavy equipment applications, making our specialists and chemists uniquely qualified to provide testing, analysis and certifications. We can test, examine and analyze specimens in accordance with Association of American Railroads and ASTM standards or any other industry specification or customer requirement.

Materials we analyze have undergone carburizing, quenching and tempering, induction hardening, normalizing and austempering, among other processes. They are often manufactured into a wide array of items, which include side frames, couplers, rotors, tractors, side bearings, crankshafts, rotary blades and farm equipment.

We are dedicated to providing superior testing, analysis and certification services to designers, manufacturers and users of heavy equipment. Conveniently located in United States of America and Canada, our laboratories contain industry-leading equipment backed by regular calibration records. For each test, traceable and repeatable documentation detailing test type, parameters and data obtained is provided.

SGS MSi performs the following examinations for heavy equipment applications:

  • Failure analysis
  • Graphite rating
  • Nodularity
  • Tensile
  • Charpy
  • Hardness
  • Case depth
  • Effective case depth
  • Microstructure evaluation

The following is a list of Association of American Railroads and ASTM International standards and associated specifications that SGS MSi tests materials against:

  • M-201
  • M-211
  • A148
  • A536
  • A247
  • A897
  • A656
  • A48

SGS MSi analyzes the following material types:

  • Cast steel
  • Grade B+
  • Cast iron
  • Gray iron
  • Ductile iron
  • ADI
  • AISI 4140/4140H
  • AISI 5140/5140H
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