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FLASH 48
FLASH 48

The FLASH 48 is a fully featured upgrade of our FLASH 25 tester with a 48-inch stroke designed to accommodate large parts with heavy loads. It features our four ball screw design for stability with a triple load cell lower platform to prevent off-center loading problems.  With a fully enclosed assembly for maximum safety, this tester has a standard platform diameter of 12” and is even capable of being outfitted with any of our Quick Change Load Cells, giving the FLASH 48 an extremely versatile load capacity range from 2 lb to 15,000 lb.

Part Testing Capacity

Opional Features:

The FLASH 48 was designed from the ground up to be compatible with a variety of other optional features, like a light curtain guard for additional safety, a thru rod support assembly or a center length transducer for very accurate testing of small deflection, high-rate parts, like Belleville washers or wave springs.

Thru Rod Support Assembly

The FLASH 48 has an optional screw driven thru-rod assembly with adjustable diameter support for testing tall springs and parts that buckle under load. The Thru Rod Assembly adds an additional level of safety to testing by captivating parts to keep them secure.

Available rods sizes are 1”, 1.25” with adjustable rods at 1.5-3” , 3-6”.

Thru rod movement mounting connectionThru rod movement
Thru rods captivate your spring for an added level of safety when testing tall springs and parts that can buckly under pressure.

Thru rod easily manipulates down thru the opening to your test material. The process is motorized which eliminates the need for human interaction. Speed is controlled by box outside of tester.

The thru rod securely latches to the mounting nut. The captured thru rod provided stability to part. The adjustable rod is set to a capacity close to the size of the spring diameter.

Center Length Transducer

The Center Length Transducer is an optional secondary encoder used on the FLASH 48 to test small deflection, high-rate springs, like Belleville Washers or wave springs. When activated, the tester will switch over to this encoder to measure length for parts that are shorter than 0.850 inches, giving extremely accurate readings for small parts with high spring rates.

Testing a Belleville Washer with the Center Length Transducer Probe Extended
Testing a Belleville Washer with the CLT probe extended (click to enlarge)
Center Length Transducer probe in the retracted position
Retracted position, probe flush with upper platform (click to enlarge)
CLT probe clamp in extended position (click to enlarge)

Standard Features

  • Standard 48" range (also available with 24" range)
  • Standard 48" stroke (also available with 24" stroke)
  • Standard 12" Ø platform with TUL (Twist Under Load)
  • Optional 12" Ø platform without TUL
  • Up to 0.0001" length resolution (0.0005" standard)
  • 2 to 15,000 lb load capacities
  • FLASH Touch Screen Interface
  • Adjustable travel / test speed
  • Compression and extension testing of force and length
  • Integrated Windows 7
  • NIST traceable digital calibration
  • Built in deflection compensation
  • Multiple measurement units (mm, in, lb, kg, N)

Safety Features

  • Full interlocked enclosure
  • Test abort button
  • Easy access to emergency shutoff
  • Mechanical overload stops
  • Software length / force limits
  • Optional light curtain guard for small part tests (safe, quicker changeouts for Belleville or wave springs)

Mechanical Features

  • 240 volt single phase servo drive on 6,000 lb system (NEMA 6-15 connector plug)
  • 240 volt three phase servo drive on 15,000 lb system
  • Rigid preloaded linear bearings
  • Sturdy quad ball-screw design
  • Triple load cell lower platform for maximum off-center load capacity (FLASH 48 load cells only)
  • Screw driven thru-rod option
  • Smart interchangeable load cells
  • Up to 6" Ø thru-rod capability
  • Quick Change Load Cell capability

Connectivity

  • Ethernet port for PC network access
  • USB for easy printing / software updates
  • RS 232
  • Automation interface
  • Remote support / diagnostic capability via the internet
Force Specifications
FLASH 48 Load Cells Quick Change Load Cells
Load Cell
Capacity
Standard Resolution Load Cell
Capacity
Standard Resolution Load Cell
Capacity
Standard Resolution
0-20% FS 20-100% FS 0-20% FS 20-100% FS 0-20% FS 20-100% FS
1,000 lb 0.02 lb 0.2 lb 2 lb 0.0001 lb 0.001 lb 550 lb 0.01 lb 0.1 lb
454 kg 0.01 kg 0.1 kg 907 g 0.02 g 0.2 g 249 kg 0.005 kg 0.05 kg
4,448 N 0.1 N 1 N 8.9 N 0.0002 N 0.002 N 2,447 N 0.05 N 1 N
2,000 lb 0.05 lb 0.5 lb 11 lb 0.0002 lb 0.002 lb 750 lb 0.02 lb 0.2 lb
907 kg 0.02 kg 0.2 kg 5 kg 0.1 kg 1 g 340 kg 0.01 kg 0.1 kg
8,896 N 0.2 N 2 N 49 N 0.001 N 0.01 N 3,336 N 0.1 N 1 N
3,000 lb 0.1 lb 1 lb 22 lb 0.0005 lb 0.005 lb 1,000 lb 0.02 lb 0.2 lb
1,361 kg 0.05 kg 0.5 kg 10 kg 0.2 kg 2 g 454 kg 0.01 kg 0.1 kg
13,345 N 0.5 N 5 N 98 N 0.002 N 0.02 N 4,448 N 0.1 N 1 N
6,000 lb 0.2 lb 2 lb 66 lb 0.001 lb 0.01 lb 1,500 lb 0.1 lb 1 lb
2,722 kg 0.1 kg 1 kg 30 kg 0.5 kg 5 g 680 kg 0.05 kg 0.5 kg
26,690 N 1 N 10 N 294 N 0.005 N 0.05 N 6,672 N 0.5 N 5 N
10,000 lb 0.2 lb 2 lb 110 lb 0.002 lb 0.02 lb 2,000 lb 0.1 lb 1 lb
4,536 kg 0.1 kg 1 kg 50 kg 0.001 kg 0.01 kg 907 kg 0.05 kg 0.5 kg
44,482 N 1 N 10 N 489 N 0.01 N 0.1 N 8,896 N 0.5 N 5 N
15,000 lb 0.5 lb 5 lb 200 lb 0.005 lb 0.05 lb
6,804 kg 0.2 kg 2 kg 91 kg 0.002 kg 0.02 kg
66,723 N 2 N 20 N 890 N 0.02 N 0.2 N
Accuracy = ± Full Scale Resolution x 2
Length Specifications
Standard Resolution High Resolution*
0.0005 in (± 0.001 in) 0.0001 in (± 0.0005 in)
0.01 mm (± 0.02 mm) 0.001 mm (± 0.01 mm)
*Requires High Resolution Length option 025-1000-0234-02
Ordering Information
Part Number Description Price
Tester
050-0000-0147-00 FLASH 48 (6,000 lb Whisper Drive) Quote
050-0000-0147-01 FLASH 48 (15,000 lb Whisper Drive) Quote
Accuracy Options
025-0000-0298-01 Center Length Transducer Quote
025-1000-0234-02 High Resolution Length Quote
Factory Options
025-0000-0299-00 Sorter / Automation Interface Port Quote
FLASH Tester Software - Click here for more info
050-1000-0039-00 Basic Software Package Quote
050-1000-0039-01 Extra Software Package Quote
050-1000-0039-02 Pro Spring Software Package Quote
050-1000-0039-03 Fatigue Testing Software Package Quote
050-1000-0039-04 Pro Material Software Package Quote
050-1000-0039-05 Pro Ultimate Software Package Quote
Load Cells
025-0000-0262-02 1,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load) Quote
025-0000-0262-01 2,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load) Quote
025-0000-0262-00 3,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load) Quote
025-0000-0262-06 6,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load) Quote
025-0000-0262-07 10,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load) Quote
025-0000-0262-09 15,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform with Twist Under Load) Quote
025-0000-0262-14 1,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform) Quote
025-0000-0262-15 2,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform) Quote
025-0000-0262-10 3,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform) Quote
025-0000-0262-11 6,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform) Quote
025-0000-0262-12 10,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform) Quote
025-0000-0262-17 15,000 lb Interchangeable Load Cell (12" Ø platform) Quote
025-0000-0814-00 2 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell Quote
025-0000-0814-01 11 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell Quote
025-0000-0814-02 22 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell Quote
025-0000-0814-03 66 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell Quote
025-0000-0814-04 110 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell Quote
025-0000-0814-05 200 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell Quote
025-0000-0814-08 550 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform) Quote
025-0000-0814-09 750 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform) Quote
025-0000-0814-10 1,000 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform) Quote
025-0000-0814-11 1,500 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform) Quote
025-0000-0814-12 2,000 lb Quick Change Smart Interchangeable Load Cell (6" Ø platform) Quote
025-0000-0815-01 Quick Change Base Assembly (Required to use Quick Change Load Cells) Quote
Accessories
025-0000-0265-11 Thru Rod Assembly, FLASH 48 (screw driven)
(1.0", 1.25" dia, Thru rod Assembly; 1.5"- 3.0", 3"-6.5" ID Adj. Thru-Rod Assemby)
Quote
025-0000-0192-00 Extension Spring Clevis Quote
025-0000-0464-01 Inkjet Printer (Includes USB Cable) Quote
Installation / Training
100-0000-0006-00 On-Site Installation & Training Quote

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Larson Systems Inc.
13847 Aberdeen Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304
Phone: 763-780-2131
Fax: 763-780-2182
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