To demonstrate the strength of the DuraWeave® fabric used on Cover-All® and QuickStructures® buildings, Cover-All Building Systems, Inc. created a custom
framework of steel tubing and DuraWeave fabric to show the performance under
Saskatoon, SK, August 10th, 2009 - Cover-All Building Systems, Inc. performed a strength demonstration using its exclusive DuraWeave fabric to lift 6,200 pounds with a fabric panel of only 12 feet by 24 feet. Cover-All decided to test the hypothesis: "Could DuraWeave fabric lift the weight of something as heavy as a truck?"
The demonstration used a lifting platform constructed of square tubular steel used as a
framework for the DuraWeave fabric lifting panel. A total of 6 forklifts were required to perform the lift of a full sized crew cab pick-up truck that had been parked on the lifting platform. The truck was lifted off the ground by the forklifts that were connected to the steel framework via certified 10,000 pound chains. The load was suspended in the air for two full minutes as photographs and video were taken to document the demonstration results.
The demonstration proved to be a success as the 12 foot by 24 foot DuraWeave panel easily held the 6,200 pound weight of the pick-up truck.
A fully detailed White Paper describing the demonstration is available from Cover-All Building Systems, Inc. on their website at: coverall.net/howstrongisduraweavefabric. Also at the same location are the video footage and images taken during the event.
About Cover-All Building Systems, Inc.:
Cover-All Building Systems, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of steel-framed, engineered fabric buildings with a worldwide Dealer network. Cover-All® buildings are available in clear-span widths up to 300 feet and are pre-engineered to meet structural requirements. The quality of our products has taken Cover-All into agricultural, industrial, commercial and residential markets and Cover-All continues to provide innovative building solutions for an ever expanding number of applications. Behind each Cover-All building is a worldwide team of dedicated professionals, an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturing facility, and continual investment in product research and development.
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Cover-All Building Systems, Inc.