Coil Spring Tester
The Coil Spring Tester is a low cost alternative for high capacity springs. Test up to 1,500 lbs and get good force / length results from this sturdy two-post frame. The CST uses LCD readouts for easy viewing of highly accurate length and force measurements. The length measurement units can be selected to read in inches or millimeters while force measurement is selectable to read in pounds, kilograms, or Newtons. The CST measures flexible items in compression only. Although low in cost, the CST features a high degree of built-in precision and accuracy to assure excellent repeatability and reproducibility.
All of the Larson manual testers have deflection compensation for load cell and frame deflection. Because the testers have compensation with integrated force and length measurements, the length reads accurately at any force. This eliminates the need to use lookup tables to correct for the displayed length error. The Larson length reading is accurate as displayed.
The Coil Spring Tester is made with a rugged two-post steel frame and instrumented with a Larson precision load cell for force, a glass scale for length and our proprietary precision electronics for analysis and display of exact measurements.
Includes Length Deflection Compensation
What is length deflection compensation?
All force/lengh testing devices, regardless of manufacturer, have additional deflection by the load cell and tester frame which occurs as the spring is loaded. If you buy/use a tester without deflection compensation, measurements might include significant length errors.Spring deflection, also known as spring travel or motion, is the action of a compression spring compressing (being pushed), an extension spring extending (being pulled), or a torsion spring winding (being twisted) when a load is applied or released. This is one characteristic (spring deflection) that is measured by a Larson Systems Spring Tester.
Larson Systems has BUILT-IN Length Deflection Compensation so that the user does not have to calculate and apply length corrections. Most competitors do not have length deflection compensation.
With a Larson Systems product, forget about calculating load cell and frame deflection when testing, we’ve got you covered.