A compression spring is an open-coil helical spring that offers resistance to a compression force applied axially. They are usually coiled at a constant diameter, although they can be coiled in other needed forms such as conical, concave (barrel), convex (hourglass), or various combinations of these as well. Compression springs are used to resist force and/or store energy, depending upon the application usage.
Data Required for Compression Springs
Custom Compression Spring Design
Compression spring design considerations are numerous. Spring engineers can assist you in your design efforts if you just provide us a few basic spring design parameters. See our Compression Spring Worksheet in the ” downloads ” section. An effective compression spring design has four operating requirements to satisfy: energy, space, environment and service. Mix these operating specifications well, run them through a quality spring design program and you’ll have the best spring possible for your application.