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Fatigue Testing

Fatigue testing is a method of working a spring to its expected life using pre-determined parameters. Replicating real-world conditions tells us if a spring is fit for purpose and is the only way to validate a springs behaviour or material.

 

Our customers come from a wide variety of sectors including medical, aerospace, automotive, rail and oil and gas. As an impartial testing facility we are able to independently verify a springs performance, customer use us to:

  • Validate their production drawing / operational lengths

  • Prove their product is fit for purpose before it goes to market

  • Conduct comparative testing for different spring suppliers

  • Ensure the supply chain is producing springs of consistent performance and material

 

TESTING CAPABILITIES

We are capable of testing the smallest of deflections from 0.30 mm up to 250 mm and loads to a maximum 35,000 N.  We can also:

 

  • Test cycle rates of 50 Hz / 3000 rpm (speed will vary depending on spring design)

  • Load test before and after

  • Conduct torsion fatigue testing, including spiral and clock spring types

  • Test to ten million cycles in as little as 3 days

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