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Improving Home Safety with a Glow Wire Test Device

Glow wire test device is used to test electronic technical products to determine if there is a potential fire hazard should the equipment come onto contact with something that has a high temperature, such as an electrical wire.

How It Works

A loop of resistance wire is electrically heated to a specified temperature and the appliance or other object being tested is then brought into contact with this heated wire with a defined horizontal loading. This testing system uses a motor-driven sliding carriage on which the specimen is transported towards the glow wire. At the end of the prescribed time, the specimen than automatically is returned to its starting position.

What It Does

Glow wire device allows the user to see and measure the results in order to evaluate whether a fire hazard is presented by the objected with it is exposed to elevated temperatures. Suitable stops and a carriage retainer are built in to

Glow wire test tool is fully automated and is controlled by a micro-controller. All the user has to do is set the:

  • Temperature Test
  • Time Test
  • Observation  Time

Benefits of Glow Wire Test Devices

Glow wire tests are used in a variety of different situations. They are used by manufacturers while designing and testing equipment prior to production to make sure they are safe and inflammable.

Glow wire tests also are frequently used in the plastics industry in order to determine how much heat a particular type of plastic can withstand before it begins melting or catches fire.

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