FLASH 36
Featuring FLASH Touch Screen Technology

One of our largest spring testers, the FLASH 36’s framework is capable of testing parts with loads up to 50,000 lbf.

  • Standard 36″ stroke
  • 240 volt three phase servo drive
  • Easy access to emergency shutoff

FLASH 36

One of our largest spring testers, the FLASH 36’s framework is capable of testing parts with loads up to 50,000 lbf. This tester is designed around large parts and heavy loads with plate diameters up to 18″ and parts up to 36″ in length. The FLASH 36 has a completely interlocked enclosure and a removable top plate to accommodate an optional pneumatic thru-rod assembly (up to 6″ Ø) for testing parts that tend to buckle under load.

In August, 2012, we completed a redesign and build of the FLASH 36 for a large transit authority that included a Spring Auto-Loader mechanism for shuttling heavy parts (like 100 lb railcar suspension springs) in and out of the tester. We also modified the loading door and thru-rod assembly to be pneumatically powered. In addition to these upgrades, we added an optional spring squareness tester attachment that fits onto the machine next to the Spring Auto-Loader so the operator can manually test each spring’s straightness.

Videos
FLASH 36 Auto Loader Demo – Rail Car Inner Coil Spring Test Cycle
FLASH 36 Auto Loader Demo - Rail Car Inner Coil Spring Test Cycle
FLASH 36
Twist Under Load

FLASH 36 Twist Under Load

FLASH 36 Teaser
– Base Plate

FLASH 36 Teaser - Base Plate

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.

Force Specifications

Load Cell
Capacity
Standard Resolution
0-20% FS 20-100% FS
2,000 lbf 0.05 lbf 0.5 lbf
907 kg 0.02 kg 0.2 kg
8,896 N 0.2 N 2 N
5,000 lbf 0.1 lbf 1 lbf
2,268 kg 0.05 kg 0.5 kg
22,241 N 0.5 N 5 N
10,000 lbf 0.2 lbf 2 lbf
4,536 kg 0.1 kg 1 kg
44,482 N 1 N 10 N
20,000 lbf 0.5 lbf 5 lbf
9,072 kg 0.2 kg 2 kg
88,964 N 2 N 20 N
35,000 lbf 1 lbf 10 lbf
15,875 kg 0.5 kg 5 kg
155,687 N 5 N 50 N
50,000 lbf 2 lbf 20 lbf
22,679 kg 1 kg 10 kg
222,411 N 10 N 100 N
Accuracy = ± Full Scale Resolution x 2

Parts and Accessories

Tester

DescriptionPart Number 
FLASH 36 (35,000 lb capacity, 18" Ø platforms) w/Auto Loader050-0000-0752-01Get a Quote
FLASH 36 (35,000 lb capacity, 18" Ø platforms)050-0000-0141-00Get a Quote
FLASH 36 (35,000 lb capacity, 18" Ø platforms) Thru Rod050-0000-0141-01Get a Quote
FLASH 36 (50,000 lb capacity, 18" Ø platforms)050-0000-0100-00Get a Quote

Factory Options

DescriptionPart Number 
Spring Auto-Loader025-0000-0882-01Get a Quote
Sorter / Automation Interface Port025-0000-0299-00Get a Quote
ASTM Squareness Tester025-0000-0894-00Get a Quote
High Resolution Length (0.0001) in. resolution)025-0000-0757-00Get a Quote
Telescoping Metal Ball Screw CoversGet a Quote

FLASH Tester Software

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DescriptionPart Number 
Basic Software Package050-1000-0039-00Get a Quote
Extra Software Package050-1000-0039-01Get a Quote
Pro Spring Software Package050-1000-0039-02Get a Quote
Fatigue Testing Software Package050-1000-0039-03Get a Quote
Pro Material Software Package050-1000-0039-04Get a Quote
Pro Ultimate Software Package050-1000-0039-05Get a Quote

Load Cells

DescriptionPart Number 
1,000 lbf Load Cell for Auto-Loader with TUL (18" Ø platform)025-0000-0885-01Get a Quote
3,000 lbf Load Cell for Auto-Loader with TUL (18" Ø platform)025-0000-0885-03Get a Quote
6,000 lbf Load Cell for Auto-Loader with TUL (18" Ø platform)025-0000-0885-06Get a Quote
10,000 lbf Load Cell for Auto-Loader with TUL (18" Ø platform)025-0000-0885-10Get a Quote
20,000 lbf Load Cell for Auto-Loader with TUL (18" Ø platform)025-0000-0885-20Get a Quote
35,000 lbf Load Cell for Auto-Loader with TUL (18" Ø platform)025-0000-0885-35Get a Quote
50,000 lbf Load Cell for Auto-Loader with TUL (18" Ø platform)025-0000-0885-50Get a Quote
500 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell with TUL (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-03Get a Quote
1,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell with TUL (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-02Get a Quote
2,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell with TUL (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-01Get a Quote
3,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell with TUL (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-00Get a Quote
6,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell with TUL (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-06Get a Quote
10,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell with TUL (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-07Get a Quote
15,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell with TUL (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-09Get a Quote
500 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-16Get a Quote
1,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-14Get a Quote
2,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-15Get a Quote
3,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-10Get a Quote
6,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-11Get a Quote
10,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-12Get a Quote
15,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-17Get a Quote
20,000 lbf Load Cell (18" Ø platform, integrated TUL)025-0000-0254-20Get a Quote
35,000 lbf Load Cell (18" Ø platform, integrated TUL)025-0000-0254-30Get a Quote
50,000 lbf Load Cell (18" Ø platform, integrated TUL)025-0000-0254-50Get a Quote

Accessories

DescriptionPart Number 
Thru Rod Assembly (screw driven)025-0000-0265-16Get a Quote
Thru Rod Tool Rack 025-0000-1282-00Get a Quote
1" - 6.5 OD Adjustable Thru-Rod AssemblyGet a Quote
3" - 6.5 OD Adjustable Thru-Rod Assembly025-0000-0259-00Get a Quote
Extension Spring Clevis for 20,000 lbf Load Cell025-0000-0258-00Get a Quote
Extension Spring Clevis for 35,000 lbf Load Cell025-0000-0258-01Get a Quote
Inkjet Printer (Includes USB Cable)025-0000-0464-01Get a Quote

Installation / Training

DescriptionPart Number 
On-Site Installation & Training100-0000-0006-01Get a Quote