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Sunday, January 20th, 2013

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Spring Manufacturers | Extension Spring Manufacturers

Friday, April 13th, 2012

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3535 Schlipf Rd
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Katy, TX. 77493

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Katy Spring & Mfg., Inc | Spring Manufacturer

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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3535 Schlipf Rd
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

 

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 | Custom Extension spring

Friday, February 24th, 2012

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Extension spring for Commercial Use

Extension springs are widely used in automobiles, motorcycles, toys, amusement parks, athletic equipment and other commercial applications.  Extension spring materials for commercial applications are typically high carbon steel and stainless steel.

Commercial extension Springs can be produced by cost-effective CNC spring machines, according to customers’ specifications.  Commercial extension spring treatment can include; powder coating, nickel plating, chrome plating, black oxide, passivation, rust-preventative oil and zinc plating, which are usually clear or yellow.  Extension spring wire diameters can be anywhere from .005” up to .625” in cold wound.

Commercial extension springs are typically attached with closed eyes or open hooks.

Extension Spring Shear Stress | Extension Springs

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Press Release 2-15-12
Katy Spring & Manufacturing, Inc
Compression Springs · Extension Springs · Torsion Springs

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Extension Spring Geometry

Extension springs are typically manufactured with an initial tension. Extension spring initial tension is the force required to break apart the adjacent coils. This fabrication method allows consistent free length.
Since the extension spring initial tension is not zero, the spring rate is not truly linear when measured from the unloaded position. However once the initial tension is overcome, the extension spring does behave linearly.

Extension Spring Shear Stress

Since
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in their resting state, they also have a shear stress in their coils while at rest. The maximum shear stress, in its free position occurs on the inner face of the coils.

After the initial tension is overcome, the extension spring can be analyzed as a compression spring with a negative force. The maximum shear stress in the extension spring increases with the load.

Extension Spring End Stress

When considering a regular extension spring hook, the geometry of the hook often causes stress concentration which leads to failure.

Extension Spring Safety

With an extension spring, there is no such safety geometry, as with a compression spring, since the extension spring is in tension. For this and other reasons, extension spring maximum working stresses are typically limited to three fourths of those for compression springs of similar geometry and spring material.


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