A Guide To Compression Springs

Posted by Admin on June, 30, 2012

Compression Springs have an open-coil helical structure which resists the compression force that is applied axially. Today aerospace sector and automobile companies are resorting to Compression Springs for various applications. This spring looks like a straight cylinder which is made by using round wire.


What Are The Common Types Of Compression Springs?
Square, rectangular, conical, convex, concave, round and tapered are the several types of compression springs and each design accounts for different applications. Among these, the round wires are being used widely. These can be classified on the basis of spacing between the wires. Here, spacing is given to decide upon the internal and external diameter and a definite height. This spacing governs the dimensional limitations. There are two specifications which are mandatory for these springs such as operational design characteristics and invaluable for reference.


What Are The Common Uses Of Compression Springs?
Compression Springs are used in many types of devices and equipment whether large or small. Their demand has steadily increased as they are an important part of the following:

  • Cell phones
  • Electronics
  • Lawn mowers
  • Medical devices
  • Automotive engines
  • Large stamping presses
  • Sensitive instrumentation devices

What To Consider While Buying Compression Springs?
While buying Compression Springs, it is mandatory to consider the solid height, dimensions and spring rate. The stress level is determined by three major factors: deflection, dimensional limitations and load requirement. The springs are usually designed to possess less stress level. This prevents the bending stress. To overcome the drawback of torsional spring, compression spring was introduced, since torsional spring upon compression completely fails to go beyond 40% of the capacity to tolerate least tensile strength. Compression Spring can tolerate tensional stress that can go beyond 60% of the capacity of a material to tolerate the least tensile strength. By paying heed to these instructions related to design, type and specifications of compression springs you can take your buying decisions more efficiently.


This piece of information will not let the manufacturers deceive you or influence your buying decisions.



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