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Torsion Springs Manufacturer | Custom Torsion Springs

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Torsion Springs | Custom Torsion Springs

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. 

Torsion Springs

Double Body Torsion Spring

.080 Brass Double Body Torsion Spring

Torsion Spring

Torsion Spring

Double Body Torsion Springs

Double Body Torsion Spring

Compression Spring Grinding

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Compression Spring Grinding

Compression spring ends often are ground to increase operational life and to allow the spring to sit squarely on the load-bearing surface. Grinding of compression springs also increases the number of active coils and the wire diameter available in a given volume of space, which can result in higher loads or lower stresses. As a modern compression springs manufacturer, our facilities operate with a wide variety of equipment – from hand-operated grinding tools to automatic, high-speed vertical spindle disc grinders.

Compression Spring Grinding

Compression Spring Grinding

 

Compression Spring Shapes & Sizes
.007 to .625 inches in spring wire diameter
Up to 2.0 Inches
Compression Spring Round Wire
Compression Spring Square Wire
Compression Spring Rectangular Wire
Compression Spring Special Section Wire

7 foot long annealed carbon strip wire formed

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

This month’s capability image features a seven foot-long, annealed carbon strip formed into a twisted configuration.
After the form, the strips are bundled and palletized to prevent deformation during transportation.

Learn more by calling 281-391-1888 or visit our website : https://www.katyspring.com

 

7 foot long annealed carbon strip wire formed

7 foot long annealed carbon strip wire formed

 

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History of Trampoline Springs

Tuesday, November 13th, 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. So, without further ado, let’s get started with the next read which is titled; “History of Trampoline Springs.

The trampoline-like life nets once used by firefighters to catch people jumping out of burning buildings were invented in 1887.

Circus Royal refers to performance on trampoline. The device is thought to have been more like a springboard than the fabric-and-coiled-springs apparatus presently in use.

These may not be the true antecedents of the modern sport of trampolining, but indicate that the concept of bouncing off a fabric surface has been around for some time. In the early years of the 20th century, some acrobats used a “bouncing bed” on the stage to amuse audiences. The bouncing bed was, a form of small trampoline covered by bedclothes, on which acrobats performed mostly comedy routines.

According to circus folklore, the trampoline was supposedly first developed, with the possibility of using the trapeze safety net as a form of propulsion and landing device and experimented with different systems of suspension, eventually reducing the net to a practical size for separate performance. While trampoline-like devices were used for shows and in the circus, the story of Trampolin is almost certainly apocryphal. No documentary evidence has been found to support it.

First modern trampolines

The first modern trampoline was built by George Nissen and Larry Griswold in 1936.[2] Nissen was a gymnastics and diving competitor and Griswold was a tumbler on the gymnastics team, both at the University of Iowa, United States. They had observed trapeze artists using a tight net to add entertainment value to their performance and experimented by stretching a piece of canvas, in which they had inserted grommets along each side, to an angle iron frame by means of coiled springs. It was initially used to train tumblers but soon became popular in its own right. Nissen explained that the name came from the Spanish trampolín, meaning a diving board. Nissen had heard the word on a demonstration tour in Mexico in the late 1930s and decided to use an anglicized form as the trademark for the apparatus.[3]

In 1942, Griswold and Nissen created the Griswold-Nissen Trampoline & Tumbling Company, and began making trampolines commercially in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The generic term for the trademarked trampoline was a rebound tumbler[4] and the sport began as rebound tumbling. It has since lost its trademark and has become a generic trademark.

Early in their development Nissen anticipated trampolines being used in a number of recreational areas, including those involving more than one participant on the same trampoline. One such game was Spaceball—a game of two teams of two on a single trampoline with specially constructed end “walls” and a middle “wall” through which a ball could be propelled to hit a target on the other side’s end wall.[5]

.062 music wire form mechanical seals

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

.062 music wire form mechanical seals

.062 music wire wire form mechanical seals

.062 music wire form mechanical seals

 

Several methods to manufacture wire forms are used depending on the size of the part and quantity run. Secondary operations, bending, drilling, tapping, machining, welding, heat treating, grinding are used for short-run quantities. Fourslide, multislide, stamping, and progressive die operations are used for long-runs (usually 20,000 + pcs.), and require special tooling. Many times wire forms are fabricated and welded into assemblies such as baskets or other material handling components.

.80 stainless steel wire form safety and construction

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

.080 stainless steel wire form safety and construction

.080 stainless steel wire form safety and construction

.080 stainless steel wire form safety and construction

Wire forms come in endless varieties of shapes, sizes, and materials. Several materials used to manufacture wire forms include; high carbon spring steel, phosphor-bronze, brass, beryllium-copper, stainless steel, nickel-silver, high-nickel specialty alloys, and non-tempered wire. Wire forming companies such as Katy Spring can bend wire into fabricated shapes such as clips, pins, springs, rings, hooks, and wire racks to name a few.