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Spring Types and Configurations

TYPE CONFIGURATION ACTION

Helical Compression

Round and Rectangular Wire

Helical Compression
Push - wide load and deflection range - constant rate.

Push - wide load and deflection range.

Conical springs can be made with minimum solid height and with constant or increasing rate.

Barrel, hourglass, and variable pitch springs used to minimize resonant surging and vibration.



Spring Washer

Column 1:

1)Belleville
2)Wave
3)Slotted


Column 2:

4)Finger
5)Curved

spring washerspring washer
1) Push - high loads, low deflections - choice of rates (constant, increasing or decreasing)

2) Push - Light Loads, low deflection-uses limited radial space.

3) Push - Higher deflections than bellevilles.

4) Push - for axial loading of bearings.

5) Push - uesd to absorb axial end play.



Volute

volute
Push - may have inherently high friction damping.

Beam

1) Cantilever, Retangular Section

2) Cantilever, Trapezoidal Section

3) Simple Beam

1cantilever section beam
2trapezoid beam
3simple beam
Push or pull - wide range of loads, low dflection range.

Helical Torsion

Round or Rectangular Wire

Helical Torsion
Twist - constant rate.

Spiral

1) Hairspring

2) Brush

1Hairspring Spiral
2brush sprial
Twist

Twist or Push

Constant Force Spring Motor

Level Torque

Constant Force Spring Motor
Twist - exerts close-to-constant torque over many turns.

Helical Extension

Helical Extension
Pull - wide load and deflection range - constant rate.

Drawbar

Drawbar
Pull - extension to a solid stop.

Constant Force

Constant Force
Pull - very long deflection at constant load or low rate.

Retaining Rings

Round or Rectangular Wire

Reatining Rings
Pull or push - to resist axial loads.

Garter Springs

1) Extension

2) Compression

1Garter Springs
2Garter Springs
1) Pull with radial pressure.

2) Push with radial pressure.

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