Every compression spring has a slightly different function, and requires precise engineering.
Helical compression springs are the most common and recognizable spring style. Compression springs resist compression forces applied to them and store energy in the push mode. Most people give little thought to the function automotive suspension springs serve, but even this extremely common spring requires special attention and precise engineering.
While all compression springs have the same basic load bearing function, the ways in which they can be applied are extremely varied. The Yost Superior Co. can configure springs to exhibit unique characteristics like extreme space efficiency, nonlinear load deflection and improved energy storage capacity.
The variables that go into making a compression spring are numerous. Some variables you’ll need to account for include:
- Wire material and diameter
- Coil shape, length, tightness and direction
- Wire shape (round or rectangular)
- Number of coils
- End type
- Expected life
- Stress tolerance
- Operating conditions
- Commercial/industrial requirements
This is just a small sampling of the considerations you’ll want to make for a new product. The specs selected during the course of spring design require unique calculations for every spring that’s manufactured. This is why it becomes critical for spring designers, manufacturers and customers to be on the same page throughout the entire process. With the right level of preparation and guided specification, customers can order a custom compression spring that will function with remarkable reliability.
The Yost Superior Co. emphasizes precision and service with every custom order of compression springs it receives. If you’d like to discuss the details of a future compression spring order, call our design experts at (937) 323-7591.