Product Announcement from Vulcan Spring & Mfg. Co.
Vulcan's Conpower and Power Springs are formed by winding a strip of material on an arbor and into a case or retaining ring to create a compact power source. Conpower springs are pre-stressed to produce a flatter torque gradient than conventional power springs, and can be used to increase the amount of turns in a given case diameter. These springs provide rotational energy from either the arbor or the case, or linear motion with the use of a pulley or cable.
Design criteria for both types of springs are the same. The decision to use a power spring or Conpower spring is based on the application. A Vulcan engineer can help with this determination.
Power Springs, also known as clock springs, are formed by winding a strip of material on an arbor and into a case or retaining ring. Rotational torque can be obtained from a center arbor or from the case. This torque will increase throughout the total winding of the spring.
Conpower springs are pre-stressed power springs. This spring produces a flatter torque gradient than the conventional power spring and can be used to increase the amount of turns in a given case diameter.
Conpower and Power Springs have many applications including:
-Wind up toys and games