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Spring Tester I

Tend power presses that test resiliency of spiral springs.

What does a Spring Tester I do?

Tends power press that tests resiliency of spiral springs and that compresses them to specified length: Positions spring over mandrel of press table and places metal plate over end of spring. Pulls lever that forces plunger of machine against plate to compress spring. Measures compressed length of spring, using micrometers, calipers, and gauges. Releases press and measures uncompressed length of spring. Inserts metal wedge between spring coils and taps spring with mallet to adjust spring to specified length and pitch.