No one wants to have to do the same job twice; it is wasted time, money and effort. Sometimes, simply choosing the right spring for the application can be the difference between repeating a job and getting it right first time.
Are your springs going to be used in heavy duty applications? Will they be submerged in water, subjected to high temperatures, or used in magnetic or corrosive environments? If so, you’ll need to choose the right material.
Lee Spring offers a huge range of spring materials to choose from, for a variety of uses. From Superalloy springs, made from nickel and cobalt, making them corrosion and acid resistant, to the Lee Spring Nimonic alloy, designed to withstand high temperatures and pressures, and even the LeeP Plastic springs which can be used with many chemicals and are non-magnetic for use with imaging and other Ferro-sensitive technologies.
Get the material right first time around and you won’t have to replace parts that have deteriorated much sooner than expected. To make sure you are using the right materials to match your application needs, talk to a Lee Spring expert.
Spring size matters just as much as the material and there are various spring sizes available. Hefty Die Springs are heavy duty metal compression springs manufactured using shot-peened, round wire for extra strength. Bantam Mini Compression Springs are offered in wire sizes from 0.1mm and although small, are made from strong cobalt-nickel alloy.
If you’ve chosen the correct material and size, you shouldn’t have to worry about how much stress your springs will be under, as you’ve already assessed what you need. But for applications that need that little bit of extra strength, it might be worth considering a custom spring design. Choose to have your springs shot-peened or passivated, or even coated to toughen them up even more, the last thing you want is a spring that can’t handle its load.
If you have more questions, call us on +44 (0)118 978 1800. We want to help you get it right first time around, saving you time and money on fixing problems that could have been avoided.