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Maltby Laser Frequency Machine

Maltby Laser Frequency Machine

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Laser Frequency Machine $459.99 In Stock
Pad of Frequency Charts $6.99 In Stock
Replacement Frequency Tip Weight $26.99 Backordered
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Maltby Laser Frequency Machine

The Maltby Design Laser Frequency Machine is a valuable tool for clubmakers to consistently measure shaft frequency of both assembled clubs and raw shafts. Other frequency machines measure reflected light which often results in missed or inconsistent frequency readings. By using a laser as the primary light source, measurements are not affected by ambient or reflected light, shaft color or shaft material. New features for 2008 include: 1) A much improved clutch clamping system that will clamp both gripped golf clubs and raw shafts without changing clamps. 2) A heavy duty base to better protect the electronic components of the analyzer and to eliminate the need for raiser blocks when using on a workbench and 3) Heavy duty laser assembly with a dial locking mechanism to insure the laser lights stay permanently aligned. The LCD screen displays CPMs (cycles per minute) in both 3 and 5 digits for those clubmakers looking for unmatched precision readings. Complete instructions included. Operates on 110 VAC.


  • Measures assembled clubs or raw shafts from the butt end or tip end.
  • Laser CPM counter measures in 3 digit and 5 digit readings.
  • Laser posts adjust to ensure beam and shaft align properly during oscillation.
  • Average button to determine the average for multiple tests of a shaft.
  • Speed locking clamp guarantees consistent pressure on all shafts for accurate readings from one shaft to the next.
  • Easy to read LCD display.
  • 5" clamp will hold raw and gripped shafts.
  • Can be used to do Zone Frequency testing of raw shafts.
  • ASTM standard 205 tip weight included for measuring raw shafts.

Please Note: Additional shipping charges required due to weight.
Maltby Laser Frequency Machine is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! An essential tool for Clubmaker. During my studies I have been surprised by the differences in bending in a golf bag. Flexible shaft does not correspond to that indicated by the manufacturer or variations in swingweight dramatically change the golf club Excellent tool.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very consistent results from this product Bought almost 6 months ago. Only time I got weird errors was when the table was not stable. Mounted to a board for portability. Identical results compared to a permanent mounted solution.
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another GREAT Maltby product! I am really happy with this frequency machine . . . highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-05-23
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!. Do you have an instruction booklet? My frequency machine is very tempermental. I find it difficult to get a reading. Should all clubs be checked without a grip? If necessary is it possible to purchase the computer board only? if yes, what is the cost

Asked by: LeeH
You will find the instructions at this link. You can check frequency on gripped or ungripped clubs with this machine. If you are having trouble getting readings there are two things that come to mind. One is the laser beam might not be properly aligned. One of the laser beam fixtures has a slot cut into it so that it can be threaded to properly align the beam. The beam from the slotted fixture should shine into the center of the fixture on the opposite side. If this is the case you might be getting a lot of readings that read "brun". If you are getting inconsistent number readings it is likely the clamping pressure. The ratchet clamp can be adjusted. You need to remove the top crank handle using the Allen Wrench that comes with the machine. Once you remove the handle you will notice a small hole in the top knob. Slide the allen wrench into the hole and into a screw. Turn right to tighten the pressure and left to loosen the pressure. You may have to play with this adjustment to make sure your pressure works with both gripped and ungripped clubs.
Answered by: JimY
Date published: 2015-11-09

When will you have the frequency machine in stock?

Asked by: Davy
They are in stock now.
Answered by: JimY
Date published: 2015-09-15

Can you let me know if I can measure frequencys tip from 10" to the butt end Many thanks

Asked by: Rick 1
You can measure frequency and diffferent points along a shaft. Assuming you want to take a number at the 10" mark from the tip, you would clamp the tip of the raw shaft at the 10 inch mark as measured on the right side of the clamp if you are facing our frequency machine. You can take a slpit grip and put in on the butt end to give it some load, and then oscillate. You will get a reading. It will not really give you a flex, but it will give you a number that you can compare to other shafts that you measure the same way. the higher the number, the stiffer you can assume the shaft is at that clamping dimension.
Answered by: GW2002
Date published: 2015-05-29

hello , could say me the shipping price for FRANCE , thank you

Asked by: patrice
Approximately $90.00 to ship via UPS to France.
Answered by: JimY
Date published: 2015-03-26

hello , could you say me please the shipping price for France , thank you Patrice

Asked by: patrice MAGNE
Shipping cost for the MA2014 Frequency Analyzer to France would be approximatey $86.00 US.
Answered by: GW2002
Date published: 2015-02-05

Is there an ASTM standard for this machine, or guidelines? can it be sent to me via pdf?do you have the ASTM no.? I searched with no results. Thank you, Gary Pell

Asked by: TA Golf
In the instruction book that comes with the machine and at this link under the section "Measuring A Shaft Only" we explain a method of profile testing a shaft. This is the method that was set up as the ASTM standard back in the early 90's. There is no ASTM standard, and never was a ASTM standard for clamping length or tip weight for all companies. Various companies have used different clamping dimensions with different tip weights.
Answered by: JimY
Date published: 2015-01-08

Is this the only type of frequency machine available? How much to ship it to Australia?

Asked by: Zabar2001
Yes this is our only frequency machine. Shipping is approximately $112.00 but could be more depending on your postal code.
Answered by: JimY
Date published: 2015-01-05

I am confused about the charts for my CPM machine, Do I read the flexesusing the diagonal lines? Is a perfectly matched set read in a vertical position or, diagonally inside the lines?

Asked by: Marc
When you measure the frequency of a club you also need to know it's finished length and it's swingweight. Take the length measurement from the left hand side of the chart and move across the chart to the frequency reading which comes from the bottom of the chart. Where these two numbers meet on the chart put a dot. Do this with all the clubs in the set. The dots may follow the line and reference stiffness that is listed on the chart or the slope and reference for stiffness could vary depending on the shafts in your set and how they have been set up for stiffness and how the particular shaft manufacture references their shaft flexes. If the swingweights are not the same it will change the readings. A 1 swingweight change from one club to the next is equal to a 1 cycle change in the frequency machine, say from 250 to 251. There is no industry standard for shaft flex or a flex progression within a set of shafts. That is up to each shaft manufacture. The stiffness references on our chart are averages that work pretty well in most cases.
Answered by: JimY
Date published: 2014-10-13
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