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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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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
compression
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
Steel Springs & Wire Forms
Spring Manufacturer
Please send inquiries to: sales@katyspring.com
Attn: Mark West Ph. 281-391-1888
Steel Springs & Wire Forms
Spring Manufacturer

Nested Compression Springs | Katy Spring

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Nested Compression Springs

 

A nested compression spring is a compression spring that fits inside of another compression spring to achieve more force.  Many automotive valve springs are nested as well as suspension compression springs on railroad cars.

Obviously, one compression spring needs to be smaller than the other compression spring, nut the other thing to remember is that they have to wound in opposite directions.

For example, if the outside spring is left-hand wound, the inside spring needs to be right-hand wound.

The other thing to keep in mind is clearance.  Remember when a compression spring deflects, its outside diameter expands.  Room need to be allowed for the inside compression spring to expand.


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