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Springs at Empire Bolt & Screw

Springs provide critical resistance to some type of applied compressive force.  These forces are prevalent in virtually every manufacturing arena today, and springs’ ability to oppose or resist these forces ensures their place of high value on factory floors around the world.  Springs can also be utilized to store and release energy. 

Applications of Different Types of Springs

The type of spring needed in a particular application is dependent upon a variety of factors, including amount of load, clearance, deflection (travel distance), and initial tension.
  • Flat Springs utilize torque tension in order to store and release energy.  Electronics, defense, aerospace and industrial markets benefit from the advantages offered by Flat Springs.
  • Coiled (Compression) Springs are the most common type of resistance spring available, and are widely found in transportation, aerospace, medical, industrial and electronic industries. 
  • Wave Springs (Wave Washers, Belleville Washers) provide solutions for high load compression in a small space.  They may be used in a variety of configurations, including as singles, multiples stacked in parallel to achieve increased load, or multiples stacked in opposition to achieve increased deflection.
  • Extension Springs are designed to absorb energy, store energy, and create resistance to a pulling force.  They are attached at both ends to other components, and when these components move apart, the extension spring tension pulls them back together again.
  • Torsion Springs are helical springs that exert a torque or rotationally applied force.  They can store and release angular energy or statically hold a mechanism in place by deflecting the legs about the body centerline axis.
Springs can provide simple, cost-effective solutions for mechanical challenges commonly faced on the manufacturing floor and in multitudes of applications. 

Call Empire Bolt & Screw or send us a Request for Quote on your Specialty Spring needs today.