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Springs are used for a wide range of products in heavy duty industries, such as automotive, aerospace, railroad and military, as well as in everyday items such as pens, beds, chairs, watches and staplers. To ensure that springs meet strict tolerance requirements, they are tested on dedicated machines that are also known as spring testers.

The typical parameters measured on springs are spring rate, spring load, load on displacement and displacement on load. Some of the most commonly used springs are compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs, constant force springs and high rate springs (wave washers, reciprocating washers and Belleville washers).

Tinius Olsen offers manual, motorized and digital spring testers for any type of spring testing, from light springs requiring compression up to 150kN for small forces to heavy duty springs with very precise measurements.

As a spring tester supplier, we specialize in custom spring testing solutions to meet your individual needs. Our involvement in industries such as automotive, medical equipment, consumer goods, furniture, aerospace, building and construction spans decades, giving us extensive experience in the field of spring testing within these industries.

Typical applications for spring testing include:

  • Car seats
  • Engine hoods
  • Fuel panels
  • Car trunks
  • Satellite systems
  • Pumps
  • Furniture
  • Fitness equipment
  • Watches
  • Doors (garage doors, etc)
  • Household appliances
  • Children’s toys