An Extension Spring is a mechanical component that is used to create resistance to a pulling force between two opposing components. This type of spring absorbs and stores mechanical energy. The initial tension determines how tightly together the spring needs to be coiled during the manufacturing process.
The initial tension can be manipulated to attain load requirements for any application. The engineering design normally calls for hooks, or eyes, at the ends of the spring which attach to the opposing components. Extension springs are often used to provide return energy to components that extend in an activated position.
For over 60 years, WCS Industries has been manufacturing extension springs that are used in a wide variety of industries and applications.
Extension spring measurement diagram
Extension Spring Wire Material Types Available:
- Chrome Silicon Wire
- Galvanized Wire
- Hard Drawn Wire
- Music Wire
- Oil-Tempered Wire
- Square Wire
Our wire diameter capability ranges from .005” to .275”.
WCS Industries can produce many different hook, or end, types to meet and/or exceed your extension spring design.
Just a Few Examples are:
- Machine Hooks
- Extended Machine Hooks
- Cross Over Hooks
- Swivel Hooks
- Clam Shell Hooks
If your application requires a custom extension spring design, WCS Industries has the knowledge and engineering experience to handle that as well. To speak directly to our extension spring experts, Contact Us now to discuss your design and application challenges to learn more.
When your application requires a quality, high performance and long-lasting extension spring manufactured with quality materials – look no further than WCS Industries.