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The Fundamentals of Spring Testing

With the S2 Spring Testing Systems

Determining a spring’s characteristics and validating a spring’s performance is critical to ensuring that the spring will perform to its intended life-cycle for its intended application.

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Starrett S2 Spring Testing Systems

When you need an easy-to-use measurement system for accurately and precisely determining spring rates, spring constants, spring lengths and other spring characteristics, Starrett S2 Spring Test Systems are the solution. S2 Systems are ideal for high-volume production testing, quality control (including incoming inspection verification and validation,) and research and design engineering.  Unlike Larson and other manufacturers, our machines offer the flexibility to be utilized in multiple areas beyond production.

S2 systems may be used for compression and extension springs with load ratings up to 11,000 lbf (50kN, 5000kgf.) Our simple, fill-in-the-blank test setups let you test and validate your springs in as few as three steps, allowing your testing to be performed in seconds. Your test results can be viewed, graphed and reported easily.  You can also export results or raw data at rates up to 1000Hz.

Our whitepaper will give you an overview of:

  • The basics of Hooke’s Law
  • Commonly used measurement standards
  • Typical accuracy requirements
  • How to develop a test with spring test software by Starrett
  • Specifications for Starrett’s spring test measurement systems

Let us guide you through the spring test measurement process to improve your throughput and ROI today.


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