Spring Fever – Reexploring Popular Spring Types

It’s that time of year when the weather begins warming up, flowers begin to blossom, and we can all spend more time enjoying the great outdoors. But for all of us at Ajax Springs, it means that our favorite season is approaching. Springtime! To celebrate the coming of the spring season, we are going to reexplore the most popular types of springs and provide you with some interesting information correlating to each type.

Extension Springs

Sometimes referred to as tension spring, extension springs create a resistance against a pulling force when attached to components on both ends. As the components connected to the ends are pulled away, the extension spring works to pull them closer together. Some of the most common uses for extension springs include:

  • Garage doors
  • Vise-grip pliers
  • Medical equipment
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Children’s toys
silver vice-grip pliers
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Compression Springs

Wire mechanical devices in the shape of a helix, compression springs are extremely versatile. These springs can both store and release energy, and they can also absorb shock and maintain a force between two different surfaces. Some of the most popular uses for compression springs include:

  • Electronic components
  • Mattresses
  • Medical equipment
  • Mechanical pens and pencils
  • Industrial machinery

Our Compression Spring Assortments

As always, we stock a number of high-grade compression spring assortments. Packed with some of our most popular compression spring part numbers, these assortments include:

No. 348S: 348 pc. Stainless Steel Compression Spring Assortment in Metal Case

No. 348: 348 pc. Music Wire Compression Spring Assortment in Metal Case

No. 299: 18 pc. Compression Spring Assortment

No. 128: 128 pc. Galvanized Hard Drawn Wire Compression Spring Assortment

No. 71: 12 pc. Assorted Compression Springs

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Torsion Springs

Expertly designed to react against a twisting motion or force, torsion springs come in several forms including wire, ribbon, bar, and coil. There are also double torsion springs which provide additional flexibility and stability. Torsion springs are commonly used in a variety of implementations including:

  • Spring wound clockwork
  • Garage doors
  • Clothes pins
  • Automotive suspensions

Torsion Springs We Carry

Ajax Springs 15 Torsion Spring – Galvanized Hard Drawn

Ajax Springs 200 Torsion Spring – Galvanized Hard Drawn

Ajax Springs 414 Torsion Spring – Galvanized Hard Drawn

Midwest Fastener 16 Torsion Spring – Galvanized Hard Drawn

Select-A-Spring SAS 27 Torsion Spring – Galvanized Hard Drawn

Searching for the Right Spring

Having trouble finding the spring you’re looking for? Try our comprehensive spring search engine. Or you can simply give us a call today and we will help you find the precise spring you need.

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