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Confirm the materials used in your heavy equipment can withstand intended operating environments with precision testing and engineering solutions from SGS MSi, an A2LA and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory

 A leader in the fields of metallurgical testing and failure analysis, our specialties include validating raw materials, solving production-related concerns, assessing finished and semi-finished goods, examining product failures and performing high-end metallurgical engineering services.

SGS MSi has more than three decades of experience with materials used in heavy equipment applications, making our specialists and chemists uniquely qualified to provide testing, analysis and certifications. We can test, examine and analyze specimens in accordance with Association of American Railroads and ASTM standards or any other industry specification or customer requirement.

Materials we analyze have undergone carburizing, quenching and tempering, induction hardening, normalizing and austempering, among other processes. They are often manufactured into a wide array of items, which include side frames, couplers, rotors, tractors, side bearings, crankshafts, rotary blades and farm equipment..

We are dedicated to providing superior testing, analysis and certification services to designers, manufacturers and users of heavy equipment. Conveniently located in United States of America and Canada, our laboratories contain industry-leading equipment backed by regular calibration records. For each test, traceable and repeatable documentation detailing test type, parameters and data obtained is provided.

SGS MSi analyzes the following material types:

  • Cast steel
  • Grade B+
  • Cast iron
  • Gray iron
  • Ductile iron
  • ADI
  • AISI 4140/4140H
  • AISI 5140/5140H

SGS MSi performs the following examinations for heavy equipment applications:

AAR M-201 Carbon and alloy steel castings for locomotive and car equipment and for miscellaneous use
AAR M-211Couplers and Yokes, AAR Approved – Purchase and Acceptance
ASTM A148Standard Specification for Steel Castings, High Strength, for Structural Purposes
ASTM A536Standard Specification for Ductile Iron Castings
ASTM A247Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Microstructure of Graphite in Iron Castings
ASTM A897Standard Specification for Austempered Ductile Iron Castings
ASTM A656Standard Specification for Hot-Rolled Structural Steel, High-Strength Low-Alloy Plate with Improved Formability
ASTM A48Standard Specification for Gray Iron Castings