There is a number of industrial equipment you purchase which have sharp edges. Such appliances can be used to carry out house hold duties or in a commercial setting. A very sharp object is likely to cause injury to the person handling it. As you are aware, cuts caused by sharp objects and sharp appliances are likely to cause deep cuts that do not heal fast. Open wounds on your hands can prevent you from carrying out a number of tasks.
There is an industry standard that regulates the sharpness of equipment manufactured. The standard is called UL 1439. This is the Underwriters Laboratory standard which talks about safety tests for sharpness of edges on equipment. This standard specifies the test procedure that needs to be carried out to determine any harm or personal injury that occur because of the sharp edges found on an equipment and appliance. The UL has made other standards that deal with global public safety. You also need to know that the Underwriters Laboratory is an accredited standards developer.
There is a tester for sharp edges. Sharp edge testes are the ones that are used to find out the damage that that edges can do to your fingers when you are using appliances that have sharp edges. Sharp testers have built-in plate spring which adds tension to the edge of the part being tested. The tester also has an arm which acts like the human finger. The arm is adjusted in specific ranges so that you can be able to test the sharpness. The arm is attached with test tape which acts like the human fingerprint of the index finger. In general, the tape kit will act like your skin and it is made to be as soft as your finger. There are different kinds of testers you can purchase. A number of engineering firms manufacture sharp edge testers.
It is vital for you to ensure you recalibrate your tester annually. Calibration is setting the sharp edge tester so that it conforms to Underwriting Laboratory standards. You can calibrate a sharp edge tester if you use it all the time, which means it will off. It is also essential for you to recalibrate your sharp edge tester if you have accidentally dropped it so that it becomes less effective.
It is also recommended that repair any parts on your sharp edge tester that are destroyed. You can replace the parts so that they work effectively. Repair and replacement damaged parts ensure that you have the right sharp edge tester that works well according to UL standards.
When finding an engineering firm for sharp tester repair, replacement, or calibration, you should find one with the following characteristics. The company should examine your sharp edge tester properly before telling you which parts are supposed to be repaired or replaced. It is also vital for you to ensure that the cost of repair, recalibration, or replacement is fair and affordable. A good company will also start the repair process only after you authorize them to do that.