Tag Archives: Springs

Hooke’s Law: The Physics of Coiled Springs

Coiled springs are used in a wide range of applications. Consisting of a helical piece of wound metal, such as stainless steel, they are designed to store mechanical energy. When exposed to a load, a coiled spring will store the … Read More

How to Choose Spring Plungers: What You Should Know

Spring plungers are used in a variety of indexing and positioning applications. Also known as spring-loaded plungers, they feature a they feature a ball or nose and a spring. The spring is designed to apply pressure so that the ball … Read More

Do Gas Springs Contain Oil?

Gas springs offer a cost-effective solution for positioning moving parts. You can find them in office chairs, medical equipment, fitness equipment, desk lids, food processing equipment and more. As their name suggests, gas springs use pressurized gas to generate outward … Read More

5 Facts About Flat Springs

Springs are available in different styles. In addition to coiled-wire styles, such as extension and compression, there are flat springs. Flat springs are able to store mechanical energy under a load — just like all other springs. Rather than featuring … Read More

What Is a Machined Spring?

When researching the different types of springs, you may come across machined springs. They are available in extension and compression styles. Extension styles are designed to “extend” under a load, meaning they become longer. Compression styles, on the other hand, … Read More

6 Common Misconceptions About Gas Springs

Gas springs are commonly used in positioning applications. Like all springs, they are designed to store mechanical energy. While traditional springs consist of coiled metal, though, gas springs feature a gas-filled cylinder. Here are six common misconceptions about gas springs. … Read More

6 Facts About Extension Springs

Extension springs are commonly used in furniture, household appliances, garage doors and countless other everyday products. Also known as tension springs, they are designed to operate under a tension load. Here are six facts about extension springs. #1) Create a … Read More