WIREWORK & SPRINGS

​Compression springs

Compression Springs, also known as coil springs, are open-coiled steel wire in a variety of cross sections and forms for linear applications. As compression springs are compressed, they provide a force (push) to return the spring back to its normal height. The force produced by compression springs makes them an excellent component for storing energy, ideal for various applications. They are used in everyday items, such as pens, vehicles, and mobile phones. Compression springs can be manufactured in any size, with varying degrees of stiffness, known as spring rate. Die springs are included in this.

Extension springs

Extension springs are attached to two components from both ends of the spring, and when the components pull apart, the spring tries to pull the components together again.

 

Torsion springs

Torsion springs are helical springs that exert a torque or rotary force. The ends of a torsion spring are attached to other components, and when those components rotate around the centre of the spring, the spring tries to push them back to their original position. Torsion spring is commonly used in clothes pins, clipboards, swing-down tailgates, and garage doors.

 

Constant force springs / Spiral Torsion Spring

The spiral construction allows for near constant rate of tension over the working extension, which is why this spring is sometimes known as constant tension spring

 

Belleville springs

Belleville washers are a more economical and less precise form of conical disc spring, best used for static applications where some setting and/or loss of force can be tolerated

 

Drawbar springs

A draw bar spring consists of one compression spring and two brackets. With one bracket at each end, the compression spring converts to an extension spring. The brackets are much stronger than the regular loops on extension springs.

 

Volute springs

A volute spring is a compression spring in the form of a cone. Under compression, the coils slide past each other, thus enabling the spring to be compressed to a very short length in comparison with what would be possible with a more conventional helical spring.

 

Garter springs

A garter spring is a coiled steel spring that is connected at each end to create a circular shape, and is used in oil seals, shaft seals, belt-driven motors, and electrical connectors. Compression garter springs exert outward radial forces, while extension garter springs exert inward radial forces. The manufacturing process is not much different from the creation of regular coiled springs, with the addition of joining the ends together. Like most other springs, garter springs are typically manufactured with either carbon steel or stainless-steel wire.

 

What is Wirework?

Welded wire mesh: Welded wire mesh has intersecting rows and columns of parallel wires that are welded together at the intersection.

 

Woven wire mesh: Woven wire mesh has an array of intersecting wires, like a woven cloth. Typically, the wires are woven over and under the perpendicular wires producing a stable sheet.

 

Types of Wirework:

Perforated Metal

Fencing

Welded Mesh, Wire Fencing,

Decorative Mesh, Woven Mesh, Sheets of Mesh

Machine and Equipment Safety Barricaded, Concrete Reinforcement

Information Racks/Stands

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