Ace Wire Spring & Form designs and manufactures custom compression springs to the exact requirements of our customers’ needs. Compression springs are open coiled helical springs that resist a compressive force applied axially. They may be tapered, conical, cylindrical, convex or concave in shape. The changing of the springs ends, direction of the helix, material and finish allows compression springs to meet a variety of specially designed spring needs.
Compression springs are a type of wire spring used in everything from appliances to motorized equipment, motors, and more. Compression springs are compressed by a load acting upon them or their ends are compressed, the design of the wire tries to return the spring back to the original shape thus pushing the load back. They are designed and used to resist applied compressive forces or to store energy in the push mode. Typically they are cylindrical helical springs made out round wire. However they can be made conical, oval, barrel or virtually any other shape. The wire can also be round, square or rectangular. Compression springs are the most common spring configuration and are found in many applications such as automotive, aerospace and consumer goods.
One can control the actions of compression springs by how they are designed. The diameter of the coil, the number of coils, the style of the ends even the length and diameter and shape of the wire can all make different compression springs. This is why it is so important to have all the right dimensions when ordering a spring so its performance will meet the needs of the application.
Ace Wire Spring & Form has been manufacturing and designing custom springs since 1939 and has helped thousands of companies not only determine the right spring for the job but offer design and manufacturing of their compression springs. We are large enough to provide capacity and repeatability yet small enough to still offer custom design and production runs for special requirements.
Whether you need help in specifying or designing a spring or just looking for an American manufacturer, Ace Wire Spring & Form would be happy to demonstrate our capabilities and quality for you.
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When Ordering Give the Following Information as Completely as Possible:
Free Length, Maximum, Minimum.
Controlling Diameter, Outside Diameter Maximum. Inside Diameter Minimum. Pitch Diameter. Works Inside (Dia. Hole). Works Over (Dia. Shaft).
Number of Coils
Wire Size. Decimal size if possible.
Material, Kind and Grade.
Loads at deflected positions.
Style of Ends, (see illustrations).
Right or Left Hand Wound.
Finish. Plain unless otherwise specified.
Maximum Solid Length.
Frequency of Compression.
Graphic layout of Specifications
Plain Ends - Coiled Right Hand Total Coils=Active Coils (N)
Squared and Ground Ends - Coiled Left Hand Total Coils=Active Coils + 2
Squared or Closed End Not Ground - Coiled Right Hand Total Coils=Active + 2
Plain Ends Ground - Coiled Left Hand Total Coils=Active Coils (N)