An introduction to the Lee Spring catalogue
Specifying the correct spring or fastener is important so in our new Series 19 Lee Spring catalogue we have included all the important technical data in a user-friendly format, with clear guides and a glossary.
Different types of spring for different applications
The new Lee Spring catalogue lists over 19,000 different types of spring, including die springs, plastic springs, extension springs, REDUX™ wave springs, compression springs and torsion springs. When specifying a spring or fastener the first step is to consider the application it will be used for, in order to determine what type of spring or fastener is required.
Firstly, it will either be a ‘push application’ spring, requiring a compression spring that contracts when a force is exerted, or a ‘pull application’ spring, which would usually be an extension spring, with a hook at either end that expands when force is applied.
The conditions of the application will heavily impact the spring selection. For example, if the spring is required in a harsh environment such as underwater, in extremely high or low temperatures, or out in the open air it should be manufactured using a high performance ‘superalloy’, incorporating nickel or cobalt for example, to ensure the spring can withstand the conditions.
A REDUX™ Wave Spring from Lee Spring would be ideal if required to operate within a compact space, as it occupies a very small area in comparison to the amount of work it can perform and a Die Spring is a compression spring suited to heavy stress and heavy load applications. Lee Spring’s DIE SPRING range can also be used in clutches, brakes, farm machinery and aircraft mechanisms. Recyclable Plastic Springs offer a number of beneficial properties and could be used in applications requiring non-magnetic, non corrosive springs. A Torsion Spring is a helical spring that exerts a torque or rotary force and commonly used in hinges, such as in clothes pins, clipboards, swing-down tailgates and garage doors.
The Lee Spring Catalogue
The latest Lee Spring catalogue demonstrates the complete range of over 19,000 springs and spring fasteners available from Lee Spring, including metric and imperial (inches) products. Each type of spring has its own section which ends with a guide to the spring type and a clear guide to the tables containing technical data. If you are not sure what type of spring is required, the glossary in the catalogue will also help with specifying, according to application requirements. Specification forms are included at the back of the catalogue, along with a guide to using microns and a table of geometric solutions and conversion data.
If you still can’t find exactly what you are looking for to meet your application specific requirements Lee Spring also offers a custom spring design and manufacture service. You can find out more about this in the Lee Spring catalogue or on our website.
To find the right spring for your applications, you can either view the LeeSpring catalogue online or order a Lee Spring catalogue to be delivered to you.