Compression Springs – Specifications
Wire Diameter Range
Generally .008” to .375”. Call for other sizes.
Plain, open, square, square & ground. More than one end coil may be closed to prevent tangling.
If critical, specify left or right. If not critical, manufacturing has the option.
(Please see FAQs/Technical Info page).
Free Length Consistency
Monitored and controlled by electronic gauging to yield close length and load tolerance
Compression Springs support additional load as compressed. For each unit of deflection, proportionally more load is developed. The solid height is the length of the spring when fully compressed. Sufficient clearance should be allowed between the actual length at which the spring functions and the solid height. Allowing a spring to cycle too close to solid height creates unwanted stress which reduces spring life significantly.
Extension Springs • Compression Springs • Torsion Springs • Double Torsion Springs • Close Wound Springs
Strip and Other Wire Products
Flat Strip Forms • Wire Forms • Rings and Retainers
CBIA • NESMA • SMI