Torsion Springs | Double Torsion Springs
Torsion Springs | Double Torsion
Torsion springs are a specific type of spring that reacts to rotational forces called torque. A torsion spring exerts torque in a circular or rotating arc with the spring arms rotate about the central axis. The stress is in bending, not in torsion. This type of wire spring is most often used with forces of rotation similar to those found in a motor or drive unit with a rotating shaft or something as simple as a clothespin. In either application the wire is formed to provide resistance to torque, thus the name torsion spring.
Double torsion springs are a type of torque spring that has two coils separated by a space to minimize friction.These types of springs consist of a right-hand and a left-hand coil section connected together and working in parallel.The sections are designed separately with the total torque exerted being the sum of the two, thus called a double torsion spring.
How a spring reacts to torque or rotational forces depends on how the spring is designed. The problem being that the combination of formulas, wire sizes and shapes can provide an endless selection of torque springs to choose. This can furtherbe complicated by ordering stock or custom springs to best solve the application solution.
Ace Wire Spring & Form solves this problem by providing design assistance to our customers and assists them in designing the right spring for their specific application. This can be done with either stock torsion springs or custom torsion springs. With our manufacturing process and skilled craftsman we can provide stock or custom springs in any quantity and still provide the fast turnaround time and consistent quality usually associated with only large production runs.
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