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.