FLASH 48
Featuring FLASH Touch Screen Technology

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 lbf 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 lbf to 15,000 lbf.


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 buckle 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 provides stability to the part being tested. 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/length 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 lbf 0.02 lbf 0.2 lbf
454 kg 0.01 kg 0.1 kg
4,448 N 0.1 N 1 N
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
3,000 lbf 0.1 lbf 1 lbf
1,361 kg 0.05 kg 0.5 kg
13,345 N 0.5 N 5 N
6,000 lbf 0.2 lbf 2 lbf
2,722 kg 0.1 kg 1 kg
26,690 N 1 N 10 N
10,000 lbf 0.2 lbf 2 lbf
4,536 kg 0.1 kg 1 kg
44,482 N 1 N 10 N
15,000 lbf 0.5 lbf 5 lbf
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 lbf 0.0001 lbf 0.001 lbf 500 lbf 0.01 lbf 0.1 lbf
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 lbf 0.0002 lbf 0.002 lbf 550 lbf 0.01 lbf 0.1 lbf
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 lbf 0.0005 lbf 0.005 lbf 750 lbf 0.02 lbf 0.2 lbf
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 lbf 0.001 lbf 0.01 lbf 1,000 lbf 0.02 lbf 0.2 lbf
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 lbf 0.002 lbf 0.02 lbf 1,500 lbf 0.1 lbf 1 lbf
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 lbf 0.005 lbf 0.05 lbf 2,000 lbf 0.1 lbf 1lbf
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 lbf Whisper Drive)050-0000-0147-00Get a Quote
FLASH 48 (15,000 lbf 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
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 
500 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-03Get a Quote
1,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-02Get a Quote
2,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-01Get a Quote
3,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-00Get a Quote
6,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-06Get a Quote
10,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)025-0000-0262-07Get a Quote
15,000 lbf Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load)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
2 lbf Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell025-0000-0814-00Get a Quote
11 lbf Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell025-0000-0814-01Get a Quote
22 lbf Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell025-0000-0814-02Get a Quote
66 lbf Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell025-0000-0814-03Get a Quote
110 lbf Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell025-0000-0814-04Get a Quote
200 lbf Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell025-0000-0814-05Get a Quote
550 lbf Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform)025-0000-0814-08Get a Quote
750 lbf Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform)025-0000-0814-09Get a Quote
1,000 lbf Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform)025-0000-0814-10Get a Quote
1,500 lbf Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform)025-0000-0814-11Get a Quote
2,000 lbf 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