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Bama'sBest
03-16-2004, 10:19 AM
Could someone explain what the resulting difference would be between identical string jobs (string/tension/frame) on these two types of stringing machines? Thanks

Gaines Hillix
03-16-2004, 11:10 AM
BB, a Klippermate is a continuous pull machine. One can debate whether continuous pull and eletronic constant pull are the same thing, but it's clear that a drop weight doesn't stop pulling when the reference tension is reached like a crank machine does. Drop weight machines with flying clamps lose more tension because of twisting and slippage in the clamps than an electronic constant pull machine with fixed clamps.

predrag
03-17-2004, 08:37 AM
BB, a Klippermate is a continuous pull machine. One can debate whether continuous pull and eletronic constant pull are the same thing, but it's clear that a drop weight doesn't stop pulling when the reference tension is reached like a crank machine does. Drop weight machines with flying clamps lose more tension because of twisting and slippage in the clamps than an electronic constant pull machine with fixed clamps.

Klippermate is continuous pull machine. No question. Gravity is always there :)
Laserfibre likes to stress that their machines are
constant pull, because of the construction where the pulling force
does not depend on the angle of the dropweight lever.

However, I think that with Klippermate, you do have increasing
tension when you tension the string, but in the balancing position,
hopefully horizontal +/- 5 degrees you have 99.6% of the
maximum tension. For all practical purposes, that is a contstant pull, in that range.

Regards, Predrag