Torsion Springs are helical springs that exert a torque or rotary force. The ends of torsion springs are attached to other components, and when those components rotate around the center of the spring, the spring tries to push them back to their original position.
Although the name implies otherwise, torsion springs are subjected to bending stress rather than torsional stress. They can store and release angular energy or statically hold a mechanism in place by deflecting the legs about the body centerline axis.
This type of spring is normally close wound but can have pitch to reduce friction between the coils. They offer resistance to twist or rotationally applied force.
Depending on the application, torsion springs can be designed to work in a clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation, thus determining the direction of the wind.
Automatic coiling assures accuracy and cost savings. Straight torsion ends or ends formed to your exact requirements. (Wire size: Min. = 0.005″ Max. = 0.207″). Double torsion springs should always be custom made. It is the only way to guarantee the perfect fit for your application. Contact us to speak to one of our experts to ensure you get exactly what you need.