Cortland Company purchases 1,320,000 lb. Capacity Chant Testing Machine for their new Houston facility

Cortland Company has been built on a strong foundation of delivering innovative products and solutions to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments.  As part of this innovation, a high speed, high capacity, testing machine was required.

“We required a unique, fatigue rated test machine capable of testing long specimens at very high speeds with very long stroke hydraulic cylinders. Our specifications for this mega Test Machine led us to Chant Engineering Company. Chant’s response?  No problem, we can do that…and they did!,” said Luis Padilla, Global Engineering & Technology Leader for Cortland Rope & Assemblies. 

This new machine has a 200HP hydraulic system, making it the highest power and fastest cyclic test machine that we know of anywhere in the world.  Specially designed to stand up to the rigorous TCLL testing requirements, this machine ensures Cortland stays in the forefront of innovation and enables them to continue providing superior cable solutions to the offshore oil & gas, heavy marine, aerospace and seismic industries.

Cortland is a global designer and manufacturer of engineered synthetic ropes, heavy lift slings, electro-optical-mechanical cables, and umbilicals. With a history of entrepreneurialism and a broad experience in custom-built applications, Cortland delivers world-class solutions that maximize performance, safety, and efficiency for our clients.  From their strategically placed sales, engineering, and service centers, they support global customers at a local level. “We are proud of our commitment to drive performance and provide continuous improvements for our clients,” added Padilla.

“This project prepares Cortland for the future as this new facility will increase our capability to provide unmatched customer support to our clients by greatly increasing our testing capabilities in Houston and the Gulf of Mexico,” said Stuart Janke, VP of Global Sales for Cortland Rope & Assemblies. “This expansion is just part of a larger major initiative to expand our capabilities globally.”

Cortland provides worldwide experience in synthetic rope, lifting slings, cables and umbilical solutions to the oil and gas, heavy marine, subsea, ROV, seismic, defense, aerostat and medical markets. Cortland is part of Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU), a diversified industrial company with operations in more than 30 countries. 

Chant Engineering Co. designs, manufactures, services, and calibrates testing machines and accessories for worldwide customers. Chant’s partnership with Talurit AB of Sweden, has made them the leading wire rope and rigging equipment supplier in North America, they are truly a “one-stop” shop, covering all equipment needs. “Chant’s service & calibration department provides top-of the line world-wide service, in conjunction with Talurit AB’s calibration department in Europe,” says Padilla.

“Chant Engineering not only met our expectations, but exceeded them and we look forward to a long successful working relationship,” continues Padilla.

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