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Institute of Spring Technology

1 Henry St, Sheffield S3 7EQ

+44 (0)114 276 0771

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TESTING SERVICES

ISO 17025 ACCREDITED TEST HOUSE

We offer a comprehensive range of specialist mechanical tests for all types of springs and non-spring components.  Our highly qualified and experienced technicians will clearly and simply guide you through the test service you need.  As an independent test facility we are here to support your requirements and provide impartial reporting.

Testing Services Simplified

We offer spring failure analyses, load and torque testing, fatigue testing and materials testing.  Every test we complete is comprehensive, confidential, impartial and insightful;  we have been testing springs, and non-spring components, for over 70 years bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to your job.  We're here to help so if you have any questions about our testing services or would like to know about our capabilities and machinery please get in touch.

 
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We offer a fast, accurate and confidential diagnosis and prevention service - undertaking detailed failure analyses to determine the underlying cause of a product’s failure, and provide recommendations to prevent recurrence.

 

Analysis may be needed as a result of material defects, fracture, errant heat treatments, overloading, fatigue, corrosion, embrittlement or environmental damage.

SPRING FAILURE ANALYSIS
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Fatigue testing your springs is the only sure way to validate the expected life. It can take as little as three days to test a spring to ten million cycles, usually regarded as the point at which the spring can be said to have infinite life.

 

  • Up to 40 kN load, with stroke up to 250 mm

  • Cycle rates of 50 Hz / 3000 rpm

  • Torsion fatigue testing

FATIGUE TESTING
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Our calibrated load testing range is 0.4 N to 100 kN for both compression and extension.

 

We also offer non-axial load testing and can torque test from 0.005 Nm to 100 Nm.

LOAD & TORQUE TESTING
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Our routine material testing services include tensile and torsion testing of wire, optical metallography for structure, surface quality and hardness. Bend, twist and wrap tests, coating thickness determination as well as relaxation and fatigue testing. 

 

Our facilities enable us to carry out environmental test for components which are exposed to extreme temperatures, salt spray and humidity

MATERIALS TESTING

THE TEST LABS

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