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NumatAGRI: How We Test the Quality of Our Mats and Our Competitors’

In this article, we delve into the processes and techniques adopted by NumatAGRI to ensure the quality of our rubber mats. In a world where performance and durability can make all the difference, it’s crucial to know what goes behind the scenes of product testing.

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The Importance of High-Quality Mats

Before diving into the testing processes, let’s understand why high-quality mats are vital, especially in an animal handling facility. Cattle mats are placed in some of the most high-pressure, high-traffic areas. A subpar-quality mat can barely survive a month under such demanding conditions. NumatAGRI aims for longevity, ensuring that our mats not only withstand these conditions but also perform and last for many years.

The Testing Process

At NumatAgri’s headquarters lies our testing laboratory where rubber matting undergoes rigorous evaluation. Here’s a step-by-step look at the testing process:

  1. Sampling: Pieces of the test mats are cut from several places. This sampling ensures that the mat quality is uniformly top-notch.

  2. MPA Testing: The MPA (Mega Pascal) value of a material indicates its strength and longevity. At NumatAGRI, we use specialized instruments to test the MPA by stressing the material up to its breaking point. A high MPA value implies that the mat can withstand significant pressure, critical for longevity.

  3. Abrasion Testing: The mats undergo an abrasion test using a revolving cylinder. This test determines how well the mats can resist wear and tear, especially crucial when placed in high-traffic areas.

  4. Durability Test: The ‘hoof stomper’ is another ingenious method employed by NumatAGRI. As the name suggests, it tests the mat’s ability to resist impacts and maintain its integrity. This replicates the day-to-day conditions the mat would face in a cattle handling facility.
A tensile strength test is conducted to determine the mat's MPA value.

A Commitment to Quality

At NumatAGRI, we’re committed to delivering a product that not only meets but exceeds customer expectations. The combination of MPA testing, abrasion testing, and the ‘hoof stomper’ test ensures a comprehensive evaluation.

If you ever wondered how we ensure the quality of our products, now you know. Testing isn’t just about ensuring a product doesn’t fail; it’s about guaranteeing that it performs well in the conditions it’s meant for.

If you are interested in learning more or discussing rubber matting further, the NumatAGRI team is always available to provide additional details – simply call us on 1800 686 119.

Stay tuned for more insights into the world of high-quality rubber matting and always make informed decisions when purchasing for your facilities!