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Quality Testing

Cortland employs a number of rigorous and quality assurance methods to maintain a consistetnly high quality of work in every aspect of our activities.

Inspection and recertification services for Slings and Tethers

Cortland offers inspection, proof loading, and destruction testing capabilities at our facilities in
Washington and Texas.

Services focus on destructive testing and recertification of synthetic fiber ropes and slings
up to 1.3 million pounds (589t). Test equipment offers a 14 foot (4.2m) stroke to accommodate
testing of a broad range of products. In conjunction with tensile testing, we have the
capability to conduct tension-tension fatigue testing up to full machine capacity thanks to high
fatigue rated components.

Ropes Quality Testing

Cortland can provide testing, quality control, documentation, technical support, customer service, and reporting procedures to meet any need. Cortland's Washington USA facility has been certified to the ISO 9001 Quality Systems Standard by the American Bureau of Shipping - Quality Evaluation Division since 2000. We are one of the first synthetic fiber rope manufacturers to receive Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Type Approval in their Register of Approved Products and Manufacturers and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Type Approval. Type Approval programs are based on product design assessments, product testing, plant surveys, and annual surveys of the manufacturing facility.

Cortland's Washington and New York USA facilities are also registered on the United States Defense Logistics Agency Qualified Suppliers List of Manufacturers (QSLM).