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Products that are awesome are often the simplest. We know we can efficiently produce superior coil spring products that will last longer and operate better because we focus on keeping things simple. At WCS Industries, springs are a big part of our business and we know that they are an important part of your product.
WCS Industries makes a wide variety of springs from music wire, 302 SS, 17/7 PH SS, Chrome Silicon or any material of your choice. Diameters range from from .005” to .275".
Compression springs are wound to oppose compression. They are the most common metal spring configuration - an open-coil helical spring offering resistance to a linear compressing or pushing force. Putting a load on a compression spring, in essence making it smaller, causes it to push back against the load; once the applied load is released the spring will return to its original length. Compression springs are often placed over rods or contained inside holes.
Extension springs are wound to oppose extension and create resistance to a pulling force. Attached at both ends to other components, they try to bring those components together again when they are moved apart. Frequently used to provide return force to components extending in the actuated position, extension springs have hooks, eyes or other interfaces at each end to attach to the components they connect.
Torsion springs are helical springs that offer resistance to twist or applied torque. When the component it is attached to rotates around its center, the spring tries to push it back to its original position. Torsion springs can store and release angular energy or statically hold a mechanism in place by deflecting the legs about the body centerline axis.