ECT Spring Tester
Electronic Compression Tester

Larson Systems’ ECT is an affordable spring tester and a great value. It measures force and length and has built-in deflection compensation for accurate readings at all times. Without deflection compensation, length readings will always contain error and this will limit the benefit of high force resolution.

  • 110 – 1500 lb load capacities
  • Standard 5″ range and 5″ stroke
  • Up to 0.001″ length resolution

ECT – Electronic Compression Tester

The ECT is an affordable spring tester and a great value. A two-line backlit LED display shows force and length readings and deflection compensation ensures you have accurate readings at all times. The ECT has a rugged cast-aluminum and steel frame, a precision rack and pinion drive with adjustments for wear and it uses convenient hand operation to apply force and adjust length. A standard length lock and mechanical overload stops protect the tester from unintentional damage.


Includes Length Deflection Compensation

What is length deflection compensation?
All force/length testing devices, regardless of manufacturer, have additional deflection by the load cell and tester frame which occurs as the spring is loaded. Without deflection compensation, measurements will include significant length errors and this will limit the benefit of high force resolution.
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.

SDC Software Demo

Try our software for “Spring Testing Data at Your Fingertips”. With Larson System’s SDC Software, your spring testing data can be accessed, stored and manipulated as it is generated. Store specifications for different parts, load a set of parameters and clearly see which springs are out of spec using the on-screen graphical representation of the testing results. Save and print results or open the results file in Microsoft Excel. You have complete control of your testing data.

Free Demo

Force Specifications

Load Cell
Capacity
Standard Resolution High Resolution*
0-100% FS 0-20% FS 20-100% FS
110 lb 0.1 lb 0.01 lb 0.1 lb
50 kg 0.05 kg 0.005 kg 0.05 kg
489 N 0.5 N 0.05 N 0.5 N
200 lb 0.1 lb 0.01 lb 0.1 lb
91 kg 0.05 kg 0.005 kg 0.05 kg
890 N 0.5 N 0.05 N 0.5 N
750 lb 1 lb 0.1 lb 1 lb
340 kg 0.5 kg 0.05 kg 0.5 kg
3,336 N 5 N 0.5 N 5 N
1500 lb 2 lb 1 lb 2 lb
680 kg 1.0 kg 0.5 kg 1.0 kg
6,672 N 10 N 5 N 10 N
Accuracy = ± Full Scale Resolution x 2
*Requires High Resolution Force option 050-1000-0012-00

Parts and Accessories

Tester

DescriptionPart Number 
ECT - 110 lb Electronic Compression Tester050-0000-0108-00Get a Quote
ECT - 200 lb Electronic Compression Tester050-0000-0151-00Get a Quote
ECT - 750 lb Electronic Compression Tester050-0000-0109-00Get a Quote
ECT - 1500 lb Electronic Compression Tester050-0000-0152-00Get a Quote

Factory and Accuracy Options

DescriptionPart Number 
High Resolution Force050-1000-0012-00Get a Quote
High Resolution Length050-1000-0013-00Get a Quote
RS232 / USB output, DHT family050-1000-0064-00Get a Quote

Accessories

DescriptionPart Number 
Thru-Rod Support Kit (1/16 to 1/8" Ø x 6")025-0000-0225-00Get a Quote
4" Ø Platform / Thru-Rod Support Kit (1/16 to 11/16" Ø ID x 8")025-0000-0485-00Get a Quote
Platforms - 4" Ø (Pair for 5/16-18 Mount)025-0000-0191-00Get a Quote
Single Stop Rod025-0000-0293-00Get a Quote
Double Stop Rod025-0000-0333-00Get a Quote
NiCad Rechargeable Battery025-0000-0294-00Get a Quote
Dust Cover - 5" Range Rods059-1000-0026-00Get a Quote
Travelling Case025-0000-0487-03Get a Quote
8 Piece Valve Spring Retainer Set025-0000-0783-00Get a Quote
Rubber Mounting Foot Upgrade025-0000-1310-00Get a Quote
Solid Height (Coil Bind) Protector - 2" 018-0000-4358-00View Product

RS 323 Options

DescriptionPart Number 
Inkjet Printer (Includes Parallel to 9pin RS 232 Adapter Cable)025-0000-0464-02Get a Quote
RS 232 to Parallel Printer Cable / Adapter (DB9)025-0000-0458-01Get a Quote

Software Options

DescriptionPart Number 
SSS - Statistical & Spreadsheet Interface Software050-0000-0075-00Get a Quote
Excel Templates for Valve Spring Set Building and Certification050-0000-0140-00Get a Quote
Spring Data Collector Software (for use with DHT family testers)050-1000-0060-01Get a Quote

Power Supplies

DescriptionPart Number 
Power Supply, 100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz (USA Plug)025-1000-0396-00Get a Quote
Power Supply, 100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz (International Plugs)025-1000-0396-04Get a Quote

Calibration Certificate

DescriptionPart Number 
NIST Traceable Calibration Certificate100-1000-0003-05Get a Quote