digital spring testerUsed for a wide range of products and testing environments, the LS1 Lloyd Instruments test stand and materials testing software offers high precision material testing for many different industries. The digital spring tester is used for many different products and packaging for consumer and household goods, as well as for heavy-duty uses in the automotive, aerospace, military, and transportation industries. When our customers require a quality digital spring tester solution, many of them turn to the equipment provided by Lloyd Instruments. Lloyd has a solid reputation in the force measurement industry and has developed tools that offer accurate and repeatable results for the development and ongoing testing of products and product packaging.

What Does a Digital Spring Tester Measure?

Because springs are used in so many different products, they need to be tested for performance. Depending on the intended use of the finished product, the digital spring tester needs to ensure that the springs can live up to very strict tolerance requirements. Dedicated spring testing machines are used for high precision material testing. The Lloyd Instruments test stand LS1 is an excellent example of this type of equipment. It utilizes specialized materials testing software to provide the manufacturer or testing service with the data that it needs to ensure proper measurements.

The common parameters that are measured with the digital spring tester include spring load, spring rate, the load at displacement, and the displacement at load. Many different types of springs are tested using this method, including high-rate springs, constant force springs, torsion springs, extension springs, and compression springs. As you might imagine, a variety of options are needed to ensure accurate and repeatable results for light springs and small forces, as well as for heavy-duty springs with high rates of compression. Custom spring testing solutions can also be created based on the individual needs of the client. CSC Force Measurement works with our customers on a case-by-case basis to determine your industry requirements and match you with the equipment needed to achieve your desired results.

High Precision Material Testing

The LS1 model from Lloyd Instruments offers a wide range of testing abilities with a force capacity of 225 lbF or 1000 N. It features a maximum crosshead travel for standard travel of 19.7 inches (500 mm) and extended travel of 31.5 inches (800 mm). It can be used with an extensive offering of grips, fixtures, extensometers, and materials testing software to create a powerful high precision material testing system. Our clients use it in a variety of situations, including Research & Development environments and quality control analysis. Test types can include products and packaging, including medical devices, plastics, textiles, rubber, and electronics.

The Lloyd Instruments test stand can also be used for tensile, compression, flexural, friction, insertion/extraction, peeling, tearing, and creep/relaxation testing. Combined with the NEXYGENPlus materials testing software, this equipment is extremely easy to use and features flexible options that allow the operator to control and monitor all aspects from a single front end for fast, reliable, and powerful testing. Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Turkish, Chinese, Polish, and Russian, an extensive built-in library of test methods are also included, such as ASTM, ISO, EN, DIN, and other industry standards. Quickly build advanced multi-stage test routines using simple built-in commands.

Hardware Options and Accessories

The digital spring tester and materials testing software for the Lloyd Instruments test stand can also be used with a variety of hardware options and accessories, depending on the needs of the operator. Flexible configuration allows for use with many different grips, fixtures, load cells, extensometers, and other accessories designed to meet testing requirements. An optional console can help the operator to save up to 600 test results and ten unique testing set-ups to increase ease of use. All of these options are essential to provide the opportunity to test everything from common household goods to safety equipment, automotive components, industrial systems, heavy-duty equipment, and much more.

To place an order or learn more about the high precision material testing options with the Lloyd Instruments test stand LS1, contact CSC Force Measurement toll-free at 1-800-866-3672. We can answer any questions you might have about this digital spring tester, recommend accessories and fixtures according to your needs, and provide you with complete pricing information.