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Archive for May, 2018

Gas, Oil Field Spring Supplier | Katy Spring

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Gas, Oil Field Spring Supplier |

 

OILFIELD & GAS PRODUCTION
www.katyspring.com   or call 281-391-1888
• All Types of Spring Materials Available; carbons, stainless,
high-nickel alloys for H2S, salt, and other corrosive environments
• Plating, Coatings and Finishes Available for Corrosion
Resistance, Stress Reduction, and Part Identification
• Custom Packaging as Required

Garter spring made from .040″ 302 stainless steel wire.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

This week’s capability video features a garter spring made from .040″ 302 stainless steel wire.

A garter spring is a coiled spring that is typically connected at each end to create a circular shape.

Garter springs are used in oil seals, shaft seals, belt-driven motors and electrical connectors.
Because of the length, a steel trough is used to assist supporting the garter spring as it is coiled off the machine.
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Industrial Pipe Valve Springs

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

VALVE SPRINGS


Industrial Pipe Valve Springs

• Valve Spring Design Assistance Backed by Three
Generations of Spring Professionals
• Plating, Coatings and Finishes Available for Corrosion
Resistance, Stress Reduction, and Part Identification
• Custom Packaging as Required

 

For more information, visit Katyspring.com or call 281-391-1888

The History of Spring-Loaded Mouse Traps

Friday, May 11th, 2018

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. Without further ado, let’s get started with the next read which is titled; “The History of Spring-Loaded Mouse Traps”
Most of us our familiar with the phrase; “No need to reinvent the mouse trap.” When in fact, mouse traps have been reinvented or improved several times. And it all started with springs.
The first lethal trap was a set of spring-loaded, cast-iron jaws named “Royal No. 1”. The trap [was patented on 4 November 1879 by James M. Keep of New York, US patent 221,320. This is not the first mousetrap of this type, but the patent is for this simplified, easy to manufacture, design, which it relied on the force of a wound spring rather than gravity to capture a mouse.
The jaws operated by a coiled spring and the triggering mechanism is between the jaws, where the bait is held. The trip snaps the jaws shut, killing the mouse.

Lightweight traps of this style are now constructed from plastic. These traps do not have a powerful snap like other types. They are safer for the fingers of the person setting them than other lethal traps and can be set with the press on a tab by a single finger or even by foot.
Another spring-loaded mousetrap was first patented by William C. Hooker of Abington, IL. who received US patent 528671 for his design in 1894. A British inventor, James Atkinson a similar trap called the “Little Nipper” in 1898, including variations that had a weight-activated treadle as the trip. It trapped mouse in spring-loaded bar trap

In 1899, Atkinson patented a modification of his earlier design that transformed it from a trap that goes off by a step on the treadle into one that goes off by a pull on the bait.[8] The similarity of the latter design with Hooker’s of 1894 may have contributed to a common mistake of giving priority to Atkinson.

It is a simple device with a heavily spring-loaded bar and a trip to release it. Cheese may be placed on the trip as bait but other food such as oats, chocolate, bread, meat, butter and peanut butter are more commonly used. The spring-loaded bar swings down rapidly and with great force when anything, usually a mouse, touches the trip. The design is such that the mouse’s neck or spinal cord can be broken, or its ribs or skull crushed, by the force of the bar. The trap can be held over a bin and the dead mouse released into it by pulling the bar. In the case of rats which are much larger than mice, a much larger version of the same type of trap is used to kill them. Some spring mousetraps have a plastic extended trip. The larger trip has two notable differences over the smaller traditional type: increased leverage, which requires less force from the rodent to trip it; and the larger surface area of the trip increases the probability that even the most cunning of rodents will set off the trap. The exact latching mechanism holding the trip varies a lot and some need to be set right at the edge in order to be sensitive enough to catch cautious mice.

In 1899, John Mast of Lititz, Pennsylvania, filed a U.S. patent for a modification of Hooker’s design that can be “readily set or adjusted with absolute safety to the person attending thereto, avoiding the liability of having his fingers caught or injured by the striker when it is prematurely or accidentally freed or released.” He obtained the patent on 17 November 1903. After William Hooker had sold his interest in the Animal Trap Company of Abingdon, Illinois, and founded the new Abingdon Trap Company in 1899, the Animal Trap Company moved to Lititz, Pennsylvania, and fused with the J.M. Mast Manufacturing Company in 1905. The new and bigger company in Lititz, however, retained the name Animal Trap Company. Compounding these different but related patents and companies may have contributed to the widespread mis-attribution of priority to Mast rather than Hooker.

Since the spring-loaded mouse traps, there have been other types of traps invented including; electric traps, live-capture mouse traps, glue traps, barrel traps and disposable traps.

CNC Controlled Load Testing Compression Spring

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

This week’s capability video demonstrates how loads are checked for a compression spring. While some load checking instruments are manual, this particular instrument is CNC controlled. The operator is checking a first article and performing a capability study due to the SPC capabilities of this instrument.

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Wire Forms | Music Wire Forms

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Wire forms come in endless varieties of shapes, sizes, and materials.

Contact Katy Spring Manufacturer of Wire Forms today at sales@katyspring.com Ph. 281-391-1888 or visit our website www.katyspring.com

 

 

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Double Body Torsion Springs

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Double body torsion springs are used as a left hand torsion spring and a right hand torsion spring connected at the center.

Seeking  Double body torsion springs ? Call 281-391-1888 Katy Spring today or visit our website  www.katyspring.com

Double Body Torsion SPrings

Double Body Torsion Springs

Double Body Torsion SPrings

Double Body Torsion Springs

Double Body Torsion Spring

Double Body Torsion Springs