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Quality Automotive Spring Wire | Spring Manufacturer:

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Quality Automotive Spring Wire

Spring-tempered wire is used in a variety of industries, and everyone needs quality spring-tempered wire.

One industry in particular is the automotive industry. The automotive industry has requirements for quality valve-spring wire,
stainless spring wire, and flat and shaped spring-tempered wire.

In these categories are sub categories in for automotive spring wire requirements. These subcategories are oil-tempered spring wire, which consist of valve spring wire, clutch spring wire, and spring wire.
The next subcategory is oil-tempered valve wire, which include alloyed, high-tensile wire, and alloyed wire. Finally there is clutch and transmission wire, Oil-tempered chrome silicon, flat and shaped wire, carbon and stainless to round out the typical automotive spring needs.

Scott Pitney
Katy Spring & Mfg., Inc.
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.163 compression spring used in oil and gas | compression spring

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

.163 compression spring used in oil and gas
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.125_compression_spring_used_in_oil_and_gas | Spring Manufacturer

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

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.163-compression-spring-used-in-oil-and-gas

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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Katy Spring & Mfg., Inc | Spring Manufacturer

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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Katy, TX. 77493

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Katy Spring & Mfg., Inc. is a custom manufacturer of springs and wire forms, located in Katy Texas.

A few weeks ago, I was taking a customer through the shop, and as we were observing compression, extension, torsion, flat and other springs being manufactured, I started to share a story or two of some of the early days of Katy Spring.

This customer, who uses compression springs in their valve components, got a kick out of one story I told about the first time we received half-inch chrome silicon spring wire for a draw-bar spring assembly job.  This customer suggested I share this story with our other spring customers, so as I think of them I will share them.

Eleven years ago Katy spring & Mfg. had only been in business for a little over a year.  We have spring lathes that can cold wind springs up to .625” spring-tempered wire diameter.  The draw-bar spring required .500 inch diameter spring material so no problem, except most spring manufacturing requires support equipment. Spring lathes use wire reels for larger-diameter spring wire to contain and safely feed the wire into the spring lathe… and we did not have one, because the largest diameter spring wire we previously ran was .250”.

When we received the chrome silicon spring wire, we unloaded the roll of wire, and like a lot of spring manufacturing, started to get creative.  The spring wire roll was banded with metal bands and if we were to just cut the bands with no reel, it could be very dangerous as the spring-tempered wire roll would unravel like a mad octopus of spring wire, damaging or injuring anything in its circumference.

So we drug the roll of wire out to the yard with a fork truck, wrapped it with rope, cut the metal bands (the rope held the roll together… thank goodness) threw gas on the rope, lit the rope, ran way, and a few minutes later we had a heap of half-inch spring wire.  We took a torch out and cut the wire into its developed lengths and ran the draw-bar spring job.

Soon afterwards, we got a spring lathe reel, and today no worries.

It’s just another example of “doing whatever it takes” at Katy Spring.

 

Scott Pitney

 

.106 Stainless Steel compression spring used in automotive industry

Monday, March 12th, 2012

   .106 Stainless Steel compression spring used in automotive industry

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1.025 music wire compression spring used in heavy machinery equipment

Monday, March 12th, 2012

1.025 music wire compression spring used in heavy machinery equipment
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.256 music wire compression spring used in oil and gas industry

Monday, March 12th, 2012

.256 music wire compression spring used in oil and gas industry
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Extension Springs Design Considerations | Extension Springs

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Extension spring for Commercial Use

Extension Springs Design Considerations:

In designing extension springs, basic design characteristics need to be considered.
The first characteristic is much room is needed to place an extension spring in our product, or the working envelope. More importantly how much distance of travel will the extension spring need to have when deflected?
Other considerations for basic extension spring design envelope or working space include;
Free Length (inside and outside the hooks)
Maximum Outside Diameter
Travel Distance
Preloaded Length
Type of Hook
The second major consideration in designing extension springs is how much force is needed to be generated?

This question when designing extension springs is more easily answered by thinking in terms of rate, which is pounds per inch of extension or distance traveled when pulled.

 

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Extension spring for Commercial Use

 


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