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    ruhlamat BT310-3 Passport Bending Test System

BT310-3 - Bending Test System

Test the bending fatigue resistance of e-passports on ICAO compliance

The BT310-3 bending tester is designed to perform dynamic bending stress tests with passports, e-passports, and ID-3 inlays. The purpose of this test is to determine the bending fatigue resistance of the passport booklet to fully reversed loading. The test system enables to bend the passport along the short axis or the long axis. Up to 6 passports can be processed simultaneously. This method differs from the back pocket stress method by avoiding directly applied pressure. It accelerates fatigue due to imposed bending, especially in the area of the antenna and associated connections if present.

The BT310-3 bending test system is perfect for quality assurance in passport production and for passport testing in laboratories. It is helpful to ensure that the passport booklet quality meets the requirements of the ICAO. A long-lasting high quality is essential for governmental documents. Make sure your passports fulfil the requirements for global interoperability.

ruhlamat BT310-3 Passport Bending Test System

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  • Perfect for e-passport quality control and quality assurance in production
  • Follows the recommendations of the ICAO (Version: 3.2, TF4 Doc: NO232, Date: 2006‑08‑30, section “5.7 Dynamic Bend Stress Method”)
  • The height of the bending and the number of stress cycles are adjustable
  • Stand-alone desktop equipment
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Clear, scratch resistant safety hood - pauses the system when hood is opened during operation
  • Industrial proven test equipment with many installations worldwide
Calibration Unit CU310 for Bending Tester BT310-3
ruhlamat CU310 Calibration Unit for Bending Tester

The calibration unit CU310 determines the passport booklet characteristics and values which are necessary to adjust the bending tester BT310-3.

Therefore, as recommended by the ICAO, during the calibration a force of 40 N is applied for 1 minute on the sample. The resulting deflection (bending) can be read off and then set on the BT310-3.