FLASH 48

The FLASH 48 is a fully featured upgrade of our FLASH 25 tester with a 48-inch stroke designed to accommodate large parts with heavy loads.

  • Standard 24″ stroke
  • 240 volt three phase servo drive on 15,000 lb system
  • Easy access to emergency shutoff

FLASH 48

The FLASH 48 is a fully featured upgrade of our FLASH 25 tester with a 48-inch stroke designed to accommodate large parts with heavy loads. It features our four ball screw design for stability with a triple load cell lower platform to prevent off-center loading problems. With a fully enclosed assembly for maximum safety, this tester has a standard platform diameter of 12” and is even capable of being outfitted with any of our Quick Change Load Cells, giving the FLASH 48 an extremely versatile load capacity range from 2 lb to 15,000 lb.


Optional Features:

The FLASH 48 was designed from the ground up to be compatible with a variety of other optional features, like a light curtain guard for additional safety, a thru rod support assembly or a center length transducer for very accurate testing of small deflection, high-rate parts, like Belleville washers or wave springs.

Thru Rod Support Assembly
The FLASH 48 has an optional screw driven thru-rod assembly with adjustable diameter support for testing tall springs and parts that buckle under load. The Thru Rod Assembly adds an additional level of safety to testing by captivating parts to keep them secure.

 

Available rods sizes are 1”, 1.25” with adjustable rods at 1.5-3” , 3-6”.


Thru rods captivate your spring for an added level of safety when testing tall springs and parts that can buckly under pressure.
Thru rod easily manipulates down thru the opening to your test material. The process is motorized which eliminates the need for human interaction. Speed is controlled by box outside of tester.
The thru rod securely latches to the mounting nut. The captured thru rod provided stability to part. The adjustable rod is set to a capacity close to the size of the spring diameter.

 

Center Length Transducer
The Center Length Transducer is an optional secondary encoder used on the FLASH 48 to test small deflection, high-rate springs, like Belleville Washers or wave springs. When activated, the tester will switch over to this encoder to measure length for parts that are shorter than 0.850 inches, giving extremely accurate readings for small parts with high spring rates.

 

Testing a Belleville Washer with the CLT probe extended
Retracted position, probe flush with upper platform
CLT probe clamp in extended position

 

 

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

FLASH 48 Load Cells

Load Cell
Capacity
Standard Resolution
0-20% FS 20-100% FS
1,000 lb 0.02 lb 0.2 lb
454 kg 0.01 kg 0.1 kg
4,448 N 0.1 N 1 N
2,000 lb 0.05 lb 0.5 lb
907 kg 0.02 kg 0.2 kg
8,896 N 0.2 N 2 N
3,000 lb 0.1 lb 1 lb
1,361 kg 0.05 kg 0.5 kg
13,345 N 0.5 N 5 N
6,000 lb 0.2 lb 2 lb
2,722 kg 0.1 kg 1 kg
26,690 N 1 N 10 N
10,000 lb 0.2 lb 2 lb
4,536 kg 0.1 kg 1 kg
44,482 N 1 N 10 N
15,000 lb 0.5 lb 5 lb
6,804 kg 0.2 kg 2 kg
66,723 N 2 N 20 N

Quick Change Load Cells

Load Cell
Capacity
Standard Resolution Load Cell
Capacity
Standard Resolution
0-20% FS 20-100% FS 0-20% FS 20-100% FS
2 lb 0.0001 lb 0.001 lb 500 lb 0.01 lb 0.1 lb
907 g 0.02 g 0.2 g 227 kg 0.005 kg 0.05 kg
8.9 N 0.0002 N 0.002 N 2,224 N 0.05 N 0.5 N
11 lb 0.0002 lb 0.002 lb 550 lb 0.01 lb 0.1 lb
5 kg 0.1 kg 1 g 249 kg 0.005 kg 0.05 kg
49 N 0.001 N 0.01 N 2,447 N 0.05 N 1 N
22 lb 0.0005 lb 0.005 lb 750 lb 0.02 lb 0.2 lb
10 kg 0.2 kg 2 g 340 kg 0.01 kg 0.1 kg
98 N 0.002 N 0.02 N 3,336 N 0.1 N 1 N
66 lb 0.001 lb 0.01 lb 1,000 lb 0.02 lb 0.2 lb
30 kg 0.5 kg 5 g 454 kg 0.01 kg 0.1 kg
294 N 0.005 N 0.05 N 4,448 N 0.1 N 1 N
110 lb 0.002 lb 0.02 lb 1,500 lb 0.1 lb 1 lb
50 kg 0.001 kg 0.01 kg 680 kg 0.05 kg 0.5 kg
489 N 0.01 N 0.1 N 6,672 N 0.5 N 5 N
200 lb 0.005 lb 0.05 lb 2,000 lb 0.1 lb 1lb
91 kg 0.002 kg 0.02 kg 907 kg 0.05 kg 0.5kg
890 N 0.02 N 0.2 N 8,896 N 0.5 N 5 N

Accuracy = ± Full Scale Resolution x 2

Parts and Accessories

Tester

DescriptionPart Number 
FLASH 48 (6,000 lb Whisper Drive)050-0000-0147-00Get a Quote
FLASH 48 (15,000 lb Whisper Drive)050-0000-0147-01Get a Quote

Accuracy Options

DescriptionPart Number 
Center Length Transducer025-0000-0298-01Get a Quote
High Resolution Length025-1000-0234-02Get a Quote

Factory Options

DescriptionPart Number 
Sorter / Automation Interface Port025-0000-0299-00Get 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 
500 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-03Get a Quote
1,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-02Get a Quote
2,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-01Get a Quote
3,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-00Get a Quote
6,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-06Get a Quote
10,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-07Get a Quote
15,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-09Get a Quote
500 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-16Get a Quote
1,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-14Get a Quote
2,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-15Get a Quote
3,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-10Get a Quote
6,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-11Get a Quote
10,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-12Get a Quote
15,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform)025-0000-0262-17Get a Quote
2 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell025-0000-0814-00Get a Quote
11 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell025-0000-0814-01Get a Quote
22 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell025-0000-0814-02Get a Quote
66 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell025-0000-0814-03Get a Quote
110 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell025-0000-0814-04Get a Quote
200 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell025-0000-0814-05Get a Quote
550 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform)025-0000-0814-08Get a Quote
750 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform)025-0000-0814-09Get a Quote
1,000 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform)025-0000-0814-10Get a Quote
1,500 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform)025-0000-0814-11Get a Quote
2,000 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform)025-0000-0814-12Get a Quote
Quick Change Base Assembly (Required to use Quick Change Load Cells)025-0000-0815-01Get a Quote
2" Platform, 5/8-18 to 5/16-18 Adapter018-0000-2029-00Get a Quote

Accessories

DescriptionPart Number 
Adjustable Spring Thru-Rod Assembly 1" - 6.5" Ø025-0000-0265-00Get a Quote
Thru-Rod Assembly for FLASH 25, 48 - 1" Ø025-0000-0265-01Get a Quote
Extension Spring Clevis025-0000-0192-00Get 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