Call +44 (0)1675 430 370 - Mon to Thur - 8.30am to 4.30pm, Fri - 8.30am to 2.30pm


News and blogs about our range of Hydrajaws testers.

If you have any enquiries about these subjects, or wish to hear about a specific topic, then contact us at [email protected]


How to Select the Right Hydrajaws Product

At Hydrajaws, we sell several models of tester and some are available in a variety of kits with different accessories – so how do you know which kit is right for you? Follow these simple steps and you will find the right kit with the right accessories for all your current and future jobs.

Step 1 - What are you testing?

Firstly, decide the sort of things you will be testing. Is it safety lifeline cable, Scaffold tie anchors, wall ties, bolts, studs or a different type of fixing. List all of the type of things you will likely to be testing in the future.

Secondly, decide what loads you will be testing up to. All our pull tester models have been designed and built for specific load ranges. Try to match you target loads as close as possible to the model load range and don’t be tempted to go higher for the sake of it (e.g. although a M2008 will test as low as 10kN it is not as accurate as a M2000 will be at that range).

Step 2 - Product Selector Flowchart

With the information in step 1, follow our Product flowchart below. By answering the questions, you should be able to conclude the most suitable Hydrajaws kit. NB If in doubt, please contact us for further advice.

Step 3 - Check the accessories.

With a list of the contents of the kit selected in step 2, check you have the necessary accessories for all the fixings you will be testing by checking our accessories chart below:

NB If your test fixing is not shown, please contact us for advice.

If an accessory is missing, you can purchase it separately from us (see price list). If many accessories are missing then it may better to purchase a M2000 Pro Tester Kit that has a comprehensive range of extras to cover most testing jobs. If in doubt, please contact us for advice.

Step 4 - Consider optional extras.

At this stage, it may be worth considering these optional extras to make life easier and jobs quicker.

Extension Bridges

If the standard bridge of your chosen tester is not big enough to sit over a fixing then consider our larger extension bridges. The footprints of all our bridges (standard and extension) are available on our Bridges page if you think space is an issue.

Hydrajaws Bluetooth Digital System Subscription

Most of our customers are now moving on from the standard analogue gauge and offering the most accurate and ‘cutting edge’ service to their customers by using a hi-tech Hydrajaws Digital gauge.

The Hydrajaws Digital Gauge is Bluetooth enabled allowing pull test results to be sent to Hydrajaws Bluetooth Digital System via a mobile device which is then stored securely in the cloud, for data storage and/or analysis. This system makes pull testing easier and more accountable by proving on-site results. The digitally generated reports, which can include photos and notes, can be sent directly to clients or managers and accessed remotely anywhere on a browser via a user’s company dashboard.

This system has an added advantage of flagging-up when your gauge is due for calibration to help keep your important calibration up to date.

If you are still unsure about which Hydrajaws product is right for you then please don’t hesitate to contact us and one of our technicians will be happy to discuss your job and its requirements.

Posted: 19/07/2021 14:49:47 by Hydrajaws | with 0 comments