Continuous pull machine vs Klippermate

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Bama'sBest, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. Bama'sBest

    Bama'sBest New User

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    Could someone explain what the resulting difference would be between identical string jobs (string/tension/frame) on these two types of stringing machines? Thanks
     
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  2. Gaines Hillix

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    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.
     
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  3. predrag

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    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
     
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