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Pick ultrasonic testing

The safe way to ultrasonic testing for SIHGA Pick

How it works:

  • Please fill out the form completely and send it off
  • Pack the Pick(s) securely, send it to TPA KKS GmbH (postage is borne by the sender):
    TPA KKS GmbH
    Kremsmüllerstraße 1
    4641 Steinhaus bei Wels
  • Ultrasonic testing including safety assessment according to the operating instructions is carried out
  • Receipt of the certificate by email
  • Return of the products (even if a defect was found)
  • Annual reminder of the test date (of course not mandatory)

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Questions and answers

  • What is an ultrasound exam and why is it recommended?

    Ultrasonic testing is an acoustic method that enables testing beyond the field of vision and is one of the non-destructive testing methods. A regular check of your SIHGA Pick gives you security and the certainty that your pick-up device will function without errors even after years.

  • How often does an ultrasonic test need to be performed?

    We recommend having the test carried out once a year. At the same time, the required safety assessment according to the operating instructions is carried out for you.

  • Can I use my Pick for longer than the stipulated 20,000 load cycles after a test?

    No, because the lifting cycles are limited by EN 13155: 2009 to 20,000 load changes.

  • Who is TPA KKS GmbH?

    TPA KKS GmbH is an internationally recognized and globally active company in the areas of pressure equipment, non-destructive testing, liquid gas, cathodic corrosion protection and occupational safety. TPA KKS GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the TÜV AUSTRIA Group.
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  • Where do I send my pick and how long does the checking process take?

    Please send your pick directly to:

    TPA KKS GmbH
    Kremsmuellerstrasse 1
    4641 Steinhaus bei Wels

    Please ensure safe packaging and send the pick in a cleaned state. Please note that you will bear the postage costs for the submission. You are also welcome to hand in the pick directly to TPA KKS GmbH.

    After the pick arrives, the check takes place within 10 working days. You will receive your pick back after 15 working days at the latest.

    You will receive your test certificate with the invoice by email directly from TPA KKS GmbH.

  • What are the costs of the exam?

    An ultrasonic test costs € 78 per pick including the test report and, in addition to the ultrasonic test, also includes the safety assessment according to the maintenance book.

    In addition, the shipping costs for the return shipment are added:
    Shipping costs Austria:
    up to 10 kg: € 10
    up to 20 kg: € 20
    Shipping costs Germany:
    up to 10 kg € 25
    up to 20 kg: € 35
    Shipping costs EU / worldwide: on request

    ATTENTION: The dispatch to TPA KKS GmbH has to be organized and financed by yourself!

  • What happens if the pick is defective?

    Here, too, you will receive the test certificate and, of course, your defective pick back. Unless you would like it to be disposed of by the test institute, please contact the person named who is listed as the tester on the test certificate.
    For new picks, please contact your application specialist, he will be happy to advise you!

  • Who can I contact if I have questions about the test result?

    If you have specific questions about the test result, please contact the tester directly - you will find the contact details in the test report.

    If you have general questions about your SIHGA Pick, please contact your application specialist or SIHGA technical support.


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