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How Does a Tension Spring Work?

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Springs provide a mechanism for storing energy. Most springs are based on a wound coil, which takes the form of a spiral. When force is applied to the spring, its shape can either be extended or compressed. Once released, the spring generally returns to its original shape unless the amount of force exerted exceeds the…

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A Few Facts About Tension Springs

  Springs are the backbone of most machinery and they are valued for their durability, movement and consistency. In many processes, springs need to work constantly and flawlessly to perform thousands or millions of small operations without wearing out. It is no wonder that those who work in the manufacturing field select springs for their…

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Compression vs. Tension Springs

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For the general public most springs look alike, such as the tension and compression springs. However, they are designed to perform much different tasks. Their similarities exist in the design. Both are made up of a coil spring that is devised for elasticity and strength, but that is where their likeness ends. The main difference…

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When Safety Depends on a Tension Spring

The design of the tension spring is such that a very specific amount of pull force can be achieved as the spring is extended to a certain length. As these springs are manufactured, they will develop an initial tension. Adequate force must be used to overcome that initial tension to elongate the spring. The manufacturer…

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