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  • Wave Spring vs. Coil Spring
    Both wave springs and traditional coil springs fall under the category of compression springs. While the primary function is to provide axial load, wave springs have a few key differences and advantages when compared to coil springs.
  • Ask the Expert - Replacing Snap Rings and Coil Springs
    We are back this week with another Ask the Expert Blog, where Smalley experts answer difficult questions about retaining ring and wave spring design. This week, our engineering experts answer some questions about snap ring and coil spring replacement with Smalley products.
  • Top 5 Reasons to Use a Crest-to-Crest (R) Wave Spring
    Wave springs are superior to coil springs in certain applications because they operate at lower work heights while providing the same force. This article will explore the technical benefits of using a wave spring instead of a traditional coil spring. Wave springs are an alternative to a traditional
  • Principles of Solenoid Coil Design for Valves
    is de-energized, the spring pushes the armature away from the face of the coil housing, and in consequence, any part attached to the armature through the opening in the coil cap also moves away from the coil. When the coil is energized, the armature is attracted to the coil housing, compressing
  • Determining Right Hand or Left Hand Spring Wind Direction
    The direction of wind of a spring can be determined by simply holding it in your hand with your fingers placed around the outside of the body and your thumb pointing straight up. If the last coil ends in the same direction that your fingers are pointing, that is the hand (direction of wind
  • Forklift Tie Rod Saves OEM Cost & Improves Service Life
    Tie rods in forklift steering are traditionally metal-on-metal, which requires periodic re-greasing and leads to a shortened lifespan. They also include a coil spring and two cups behind the ball joint. CCTY Bearing's design utilized a metal on nylon, self-lubricating design that eliminated
  • Designing with Smalley Wave Springs
    Smalley Wave Springs are a series of flat wire compression springs offering numerous functional advantages over traditional coil or compression springs. While providing the same force and deflection as a traditional coil spring, wave spring technology enhances load precision and cuts down
  • Wave Spring Application Infographic
    Wave springs feature an innovative design that can replace traditional coil springs.

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