HSM56 Extension and Compression of Springs

HSM56 Extension and Compression of Springs

A wall mounted vertical bracket houses two independent mechanisms side by side for testing tension and compression springs. The left hand side tests tension springs whilst the right hand side tests compression spring. A set of springs is supplied which allows the student to test the relationship between applied load and extension for both types of springs. The springs are easily installed and the integral deflection scale ensures accurate monitoring of the deflection during spring loading. A set of calibrated weights is supplied with this apparatus. Weights are attached to the load hanger for tension testing and added to a platform for compressive testing.

HSM56 Extension and Compression of Springs

A wall mounted vertical bracket houses two independent mechanisms side by side for testing tension and compression springs. The left hand side tests tension springs whilst the right hand side tests compression spring.

  • Determine the relationship between applied load and deflection of springs
  • To compare tension and compression springs
  • To view how springs work and installed
  • Understand Hooke's law