Products/Services for Compression Springs Catalog

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    Compression Springs - (387 companies)
    Compression springs are the most recognizable of spring and are intended to oppose compaction in the direction of the axis. The spring is extended at rest, shorten and store energy when a load is applied, and is one most efficient energy storage...
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    Coil Shape / Spring Type
    Outer Diameter (OD)
    Inner Diameter (ID)
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    Die Springs - (54 companies)
    Die springs are a robust type of helical compression springs consisting of rectangular wire. For the same value deflection, die springs carry 30% more load. These springs are designed to carry very high compression loads in hostile environments...
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    Spring Winding Services - (281 companies)
    The GlobalSpec SpecSearch database contains information about spring winding services that specialize in these types of springs: Compression springs are open coil springs that offer resistance to compressive force. Their uses vary greatly from engine...
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    Gas Springs - (115 companies)
    The maximum cycles per minute are the rated frequency of compression/extension cycles. Compression or Extension. The absorption or damping action for gas springs can be compression or extension. In a compression gas spring the shock absorption...
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    Extension Springs - (287 companies)
    ...the standard pitch of the extension spring at rest. Spring Safety. Extension spring failure can be more catastrophic than failure in other springs. Compared to a compression spring of similar size and material, safe working stresses are limited to 3/4...
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    Spring Washers - (155 companies)
    ...or to absorb intermittent shock loads and provide a controlled reaction under dynamic loads. Operation. Deflecting under a load, a spring washer is very much like a compression spring. As such, the deflection rate of a wave washer is conditional...
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    Spring and Wire Forming Machines - (33 companies)
    ...compression springs, conical springs, constant-force springs, die springs, disc springs, extension springs, and flat springs. Spring and wire forming machines for leaf springs, power springs, torsion springs, valve springs, variable-pitch springs, wire...
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    Preload Springs, Spacers, and Washers - (91 companies)
    Configurations. Preload Springs. Preload springs most often take the form of wave springs, as they can provide the same return force as a compression spring but with a fraction of the footprint. Wave springs come in a variety of examples, which...
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    Wave Washers - (66 companies)
    Mountain Tamer. Shock Absorption. Wave washers can be designed to operate as a compression spring. They have a linear load - deflection range and can absorb impulses or other non-linear forces. They can be the compression spring of choice when dealing...
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    Force and Load Sensors - (526 companies)
    Force and load sensors covers electrical sensing devices used to measure tension, compression, and shear forces. How to Select Force and Load Sensors. Image Credit: ABB Measurement Products. Force and load sensors are electrical sensing devices...
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The Solid Height of a compression spring is the height of the spring when all of the coils are brought together (stacked) by compression (load). Solid Height should only be specified when it is important to the function of the spring. It should be specified as a maximum allowing the spring...

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The active coils are what make a spring a spring. We normally refer to the coils that open in an extension spring, the coils that deflect or close in a compression spring and the coils that twist or wind up/down in a torsion spring as "active"....

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The active coils are what make a spring a spring. We normally refer to the coils that open in an extension spring, the coils that deflect or close in a compression spring and the coils that twist or wind up/down in a torsion spring as "active ". The active term should really be applied to any...

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Squareness of a compression spring refers to the perpendicularity of the spring to its own axis. A spring that is "square" will exert more uniform loads, which may be needed in critical applications. Springs with ground ends generally offer better squareness than those with closed only ends...

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) of the spring. There are times when the direction of wind is very important, especially on torsion springs where the spring should close up (tightens up) during deflection (movement). The end of an extension or compression spring may also screw onto a mating machined part, so the direction of wind...

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Welcome back to the Ask the Expert Blog, where our engineers answer commonly asked ring and spring design questions. This week, our experts field some questions about wave spring substitutions, wave spring compression, and wave spring performance....

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Spring manufacturing, as any other production process, is not exact. It can be expected to produce variations in such spring characteristics as load, mean coil diameter, free length, and relationship of ends or hooks. The very nature of spring forms, materials, and standard manufacturing processes...

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Welcome back to the Ask the Expert Blog, where our engineers answer commonly asked ring and spring design questions. This week, our experts field some questions about the performance characteristics of wave springs....

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As governed by Boyle's Law, P2 force is always greater than P1 force. During spring compression, the volume of rod introduced into the cylinder displaces an equal volume of gas, increasing the pressure in the cylinder and therefore the force of the spring. IGS standard springs are manufactured...

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