The EDF Elbe-Drahtwerke Feralpi GmbH in Riesa produces drawn wire products and other steel follow-up products. Steel products manufactured by EDF include reinforcing steel bearing mats, lattice girders, spacers and reinforcing elements.
Since concrete can be subjected to high compressive loads, but is only able to withstand high tensile loads to a limited extent, it is reinforced with the appropriate reinforcing steel. EDF Feralpi uses a universal testing machine of the type Inspekt 600 kN from Hegewald & Peschke for the in-process testing of reinforcing steel with a diameter of 20 mm and wires. The test is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the DIN-EN ISO 6892-1a standard for metal tensile tests.
The universal testing machine is equipped with a hydraulic clamping device that closes on both sides. EDF Feralpi already has several Hegewald & Peschke testing machines for the quality assurance of its products.