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Compression Springs

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
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A compression spring is an open coil helical spring that offers resistance to compressive force applied axially. Compression springs are commonly coiled as a constant diameter cylinder, below are several types of compression springs including:

conical compression springs

concave compression springs

convex compression springs

These are used individually or in conjunction with each other. Round wire is predominant in compression springs because it is readily available and adaptable to standard coiler tooling.

Compression springs should be stress relieved to remove residual forming stresses produced by the coiling operation. Depending on design and space limitations, compression springs may be categorized according to stress level . Please view the categories below.

 

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The History of Katy Spring Oct

Friday, October 14th, 2016

The History of Katy Spring

The history of companies is built by many short stories; some boring, some not. We’re going to try and tell the not-so-boring ones (in our humble opinion) about Katy Spring & Mfg., Inc.; a company in Katy Texas that started with a conversation that ended something like this; “Why not.”

These are the stories about Katy Spring, small bits of a bigger story that started in 1999. The stories are still unfolding new chapters every day, thanks to our wonderful customers. It’s written for our customers and future customers so that they can get to know our company, our employees, some historical background and philosophy a little better.

The stories are not told in chronological order. This blog is more of a “Readers Digest” about Katy Spring, written in whatever random order they appear. So without further ado, let’s get started with the next read which is titled; “Springs are Everywhere.”

When I first got into the spring business over twenty two years ago, I was told that springs are in about ninety percent of every mechanical assembly.  Now that I’ve been doing this for a while, I think it may be higher than ninety percent.  They literally seem to be in almost every mechanical product.

Why is that?  First, the definition of a spring is very broad; “a device that stores energy.”  A tree limb is a spring.  A screw driver is a spring.  Most people see a spring as a coiled wire configuration, and that simply is not the case.  They come is a vast variety of materials and configurations.  Mechanical assemblies also include plastics now which further places springs in many other devices and assemblies.

That said, when one is looking for potential customers to help improve their spring purchasing strategy, one can find leads in many places.  I have personally contacted many future customers by simply finding products out and about that have the company name on the label, and the product of course has a spring device on it. It can be a little overwhelming sometimes how much opportunity there is in the spring business.

In casual conversation, when I’m asked about our industry, the person gets a curious look on their face and wants to know what we make springs for or who would need them.  I start to point out springs or wire forms that they are wearing; a watch, ear rings, bracelets, wallet clips, metal-framed glasses, etc. and they are astonished and begin to nod in agreement that yes, there is a large market potential for springs.

But just like most things that are in demand, the demand for springs is there, the demand for excellent spring manufacturing companies is even higher.

I’m often asked; “What makes Katy Spring different form other spring manufacturing companies?”

First is that Katy Spring is run by not just one, but three generations of spring makers.  Many spring makers, when they retire, sell their spring company to a holding company and the art and personal touch of running the company is lost along the way.  Katy Spring’s owners know how to make springs and have years of experience in running a spring company.  The second thing is that Katy Spring puts a huge emphasis on customer service and always has.

As long as springs continue to be everywhere, Katy Spring will be there helping customers fill their unique requirements.

 

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Compression Springs Suppliers 2016

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Compression springs should be stress relieved to remove residual forming stresses produced by the coiling operation. Depending on design and space limitations, compression springs may be categorized according to stress level . Please view the categories below.

There are compression springs which can be compressed solid without permanent set, so that an extra operation for removing set is not needed. These springs are designed with torsional stress levels when compressed solid and they do not exceed about 40 percent of the minimum tensile strength of the material.

Another type of compression spring are those which can be compressed solid without further permanent set after set has initially been removed. These may be pre-set by the spring manufacturer as an added operation. These are springs designed with torsional stress levels when compressed solid that usually do not exceed 60 percent of the minimum tensile strength of the material.

Lastly there are springs which cannot be compressed solid without some further permanent set taking place because set cannot be completely removed in advance. These springs involve torsional stress levels which exceed 60 percent of the minimum, tensile strength of the material.

 

Please send inquiries to: sales@katyspring.com
Ph. 281-391-1888


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