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Types of Springs – Simple Descriptions

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Types of Springs – Simple Descriptions

Leaf springs: A leaf spring is an bowed piece of metal, most often used in suspension systems. The center of the spring attaches to the fixture, while the two ends of the spring attach to another fixture. The spring-tempered material flexes with the flexing of the device, which absorbs much of the shock.

Flat springs: Flat springs are the original form of spring. Historically, flat springs were invented to control simple machines and clocks. Many times, flat springs have a coil-like shape. The flat spring can wind tight or unwind to control different elements in a machine, such as a clock’s hands.

Compression springs: A compression spring is the original name of coil spring. Compression springs are used everywhere, from mattresses to pens.

Torsion springs: A torsion spring is a spring with two pieces of metal sticking out from either end of the coil body. Torsion springs are often used in opening mechanisms, such as lids, doors, and other containers.

Extension or hook springs is designed to hook two different objects together. The spring then controls the movement of the objects. The most classic use of a hook spring are with automatic door closures, such as a screen doors, and trampolines.

Automotive Coil Springs | Coil Springs

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Automotive Coil Springs

How a car handles is one important part to making a car great. Auto coil springs are the foundation of your suspension system. Old coil springs sag, reducing ride height and ride comfort. But the coil springs on some cars, even when new, just don’t give you the kind of cornering you want from your car, and can make your vehicle look like it sits too high. The answer is a new set of coil springs, custom-engineered to give you the curb height and handling characteristics you want. New coil springs can lower your car, showing off your wheels instead of just the wheel wells. Coil springs also change the handling characteristics of the car, giving you better grip and flatter cornering. After all, factory coil springs are engineered as a compromise between comfort and performance. If you want no-compromises handling out of your car, new coil springs should be at the top of the wish list.

 

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Torsion Springs

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Torsion Springs

Torsion springs are helical springs that exert a torque or rotary force and are subject to bending stresses. Torsion springs should always wind up from the free position – never to unwind from the free position. As they wind up, torsion springs reduce in diameter and their length becomes longer. Such springs should be supported over a rod whenever possible. Some spacing should remain between coils to minimize friction which can alter torque and deflection.

There are an infinite number of torsion end configurations. The most economic end type is the straight torsion end. Other types of popular torsion ends include hook, hinged and straight offset. For more detailed information regarding types of torsion ends contact Katy Spring.

To define, torque is a force that produces rotation. Torsion springs exert force in a circular arc in which the arms rotate about a central axis. The stress is in bending. In the spring industry it is customary to specify torque with deflection or with the arms at a definite position. Formulas for torque are in inch pounds. When a force is specified at a distance from the centerline, the torque, is called the moment, is equal to the force multiplied by the distance.

Several methods for designing torsion springs can be used. The easiest would be to contact Katy Spring with parameters including; force needed, space limitations, shaft size, maximum body length allowed, environment the spring is used in, and number of deflections. These can be calculated manually but are done much easier with spring design software.

Coil Springs | Katy Spring

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

What is a Coil Spring

Coil springs are sometimes also called helical springs because of their helical shape. Conical coil springs, compression coil springs and other coil spring shapes can be found in use throughout industrial and consumer products. They are important components in many different kinds of industrial equipment as well as in other tools.  Coil springs are important to the function of office utilities such as staplers and printers. Very small coil springs can be found in pens and mechanical pencils.  Very large coil springs are used in the shipping industry for docking equipment.  Coil springs are also called torsion springs and storing mechanical energy through a twisting motion. Mousetraps involve the use of torsion coil springs.

Other types of coil springs are compression and extension springs. Compression springs under load.  Extension springs lengthen under the weight of a load. Extension springs are used primarily to keep two metal components together, while compression springs are used to keep metal components from touching. The basic design of each of the two kinds of coil springs differs in an essential way. The spiral wires in compression springs are not touching when in a relaxed position and only become so under the stress of weight. In contrast, extension springs are designed so that their spiral wires are contiguous when there is no weight load and stretched apart under the stress of a weighted load. Coil springs can be made of various steel materials, including stainless spring steel hard drawn spring steel, steel music wire and oil-tempered spring steel. Spring steel is a special kind of steel with increased elasticity and return properties. The elasticity of a spring enables it to return to its original position; however, this capability diminishes with use. In general, the larger the wire, the stronger the spring is. Spring strength can also be increased by making the coil diameter of the spring smaller.

Shipping and Billing Address:
3535 Schlipf Rd
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Katy, TX. 77493

Phone: 281-391-1888
Fax: 281-391-0666

Please send inquiries to: sales@katyspring.com
Attn: Mark West Ph. 281-391-1888
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Spring Manufacturer
Please send inquiries to: sales@katyspring.com
Attn: Mark West Ph. 281-391-1888
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