5801 Safety Dr NE, Belmont, MI 49306 - Phone (616) 784-6200
A Veteran Owned Small Business, ISO/TS Certified
Quality Lab Testing CapabilitiesWorld-Class lab testing facility

Quality Lab

Our facility and equipment are world-class. Housed within our facility are 25 injection molding presses, 1 compression molding press, 10 assembly lines, and 5 customization areas. Additionally, our distribution team processes 1,000 shipments per month on behalf of our OEM clients, from single case to full container quantities, shipped all over the world.

During the 39-year history of the facility, the team has also supported the manufacture of Auto-Darkening Welding Filters.

The points below detail how our operation complements our customers’ business.

ANSI Z87.1-2010

PPE-Eye and Face Protectors

Our Quality Lab has world-class equipment to perform optical, physical, and impact testing on eye and face personal protective equipment.

Optical Requirements
  • Optical Quality
  • Luminous Transmittance
  • Haze
  • Refractive Power
  • Astigmatism
  • Resolving Power
  • Prism
  • Prism Imbalance for non-prescription protectors
Physical Requirements
  • Drop Ball Impact Resistance
  • Ignition
  • Corrosion Resistance of Metal Components
  • Minimum Coverage Area
  • Minimum Lens Thickness
  • Marking Requirements
Impact Requirements
  • Frames and Shells Testing
  • Lateral Side Coverage
  • High Mass Impact
  • High Velocity Impact
  • Penetration Testing
Other Requirements
  • Goggle Direct and Indirect Ventilation
  • Screen windows and Lenses
  • Transmittance of Non-Lens Area
  • Light Tightness
  • Optical Radiation Protectors and Splash Hazard Protectors (Limited Capability)

ANSI Z89.1-2009

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Industrial Head Protection
  • Impact Type I Helmets (Hard Hats)
  • Electrical Insulation Requirements for Electrical Classes C, E, and G
  • Reverse Wearing
  • High-Visibility
  • Instructions and Markings
  • Flammability
  • Force Transmission
  • Apex Penetration

CSA Z94.3-07-Eye and Face Protectors

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General Requirements
  • Impact Resistance
  • Ignition Resistance
  • Flame Resistance
  • Clear-Zero Power Lens Size, Residual Power, Resolving Power, Prismatic Deviation, Haze, and Luminous Transmittance
  • Permanence of Filters
Spectacles-Class 2
  • Minimum Frontal Coverage
  • Side Protection
Goggles-Class 3
  • Field of View
  • Ventilation Openings
  • Welder and Cutter Models
  • Optional Lift Front Models
Welding Protectors-Class 3, 4, & 5
  • General
  • Transmittance
  • Window
  • Cover lenses and cover plates
  • Helmet headgear
  • Optional attachments
Faceshields-Class 6
  • General
  • Windows
Other Requirements
  • Auto-darkening welding filters (Limited Capability)

Quality Lab Equipment

Equipment
  • Perkin Elmer Spectrophotometer
  • BKY HazeGard Plus
  • HunterLab Colorimeter
  • MTS Hard Hat Impact Test Rail
  • Hipotronics Dielectric Tester
  • Thermo Nicolet FTIR Tester
  • BMA Lab Oven
  • Sub Zero Lab Freezer
  • Optical Comparator
  • Optical Rail
  • Fisher Scientific Lab Hood
  • Thermotron Environmental Test Chamber
  • Skylark High Velocity Tester
  • Drop Ball Tester
  • High Mass Tester
  • Light Leak Box
  • Shade Visual Measurement Instrument
  • Melt Flow Index Tester
  • Densimeter
Gauges
  • Surface Plates
  • Calipers
  • Micrometers
  • Depth Gages
  • Height Gages
  • Digital Outside MMicrometers
  • Pin Gage Sets
  • Gage Block Sets
  • Master Caliper Gage Block
  • Scales
  • Force Gages
  • Thermocouples
  • Digital Thermometers
  • Infrared Thermometers
  • Telescope
  • Microscope
  • Flow Meter
Testing Capabilities
We also have experience with the following:
  • ISO Standard ISO 9001:2008
  • ISO/TS 16949
  • CQI-23 Molding System Assessment
  • ASTM Methods
    • ASTM D635-98-Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
    • ASTM D3359-Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
  • Auto-Darkening welding filters
    • Assembly
    • Inspection
    • Testing
      • Shade Verification
      • Shade Calibration
      • Occlusion
      • End-of-Line Quality Testing
      • Transmittance Requirements for Luminous, IR, Near & Far UV
      • Blue Light
      • Switching Index