Small Metal Coil Springs
Three types of Small Coil Compression springs
There are 3 types of small coil springs, small extension springs, small compression springs and small torsion springs that have different uses in our everyday life. If you are looking for a small stock coil spring you can easily find it with ourCompression Spring Finder.In the following information you will learn what small compression springs can be used for and how they work.
Small Extension Coil Springs
Small extension springs are used when a pulling force needs to be accomplished. For example pinball machines use small extension springs. When you pull the handle it exerts pressure and the spring contracts back to its original length when an equal or greater force is applied; these compact-sized extension springs will produce a force or load when stretched. Once the pulling force is attained they will return back to their original length.
Small Compression Coil Springs
Small coil springs, (compression springs) or (helical springs) are used anywhere a compression force or pushing force is needed. For example, a ball point pen needs compact compression springs to push back an equal or greater force when load is applied. This is what makes the clicker of your pen function, in order to either push out the ball-bearing tip or retract it.
Small Torsion Coil Springs
Small torsion springs are used when rotational force is needed in a limited space. These small torsion springs give radial loads when rotating the legs of the spring. For example, in a clock the small torsion spring is wound up by turning the arbor, and after winding, its force turns the arbor the other way to run the clock. Which means that the legs of the small torsion spring are rotated as the force builds and as you increase the degree of movement on your torsion spring the clock’s hand dials turn.
Small Coil Springs in Stock
These springs are also used for other mechanical devices in your everyday life including: auto-injectors systems, medical devices, small pumps, keyboards, push buttons, precision instruments and tools, toys etc. These small springs can be made from wire diameters that range from .00275 to .015 inches.
Buy Small Metal Coil Springs
Here at The Spring Store, we have small springs for sale and you can take advantage of our large variety of stock coil springs for all your applications. We can help you find the perfect compact coil spring for your design or project with our compression spring finder.Compression Spring Finder.