Lee offers Constant Force Springs in four Life Cycle ranges. Each spring is a roll of high yield
Type 301 Stainless Steel strip exerting a nearly constant restraining force to resist uncoiling.
When the strip is extended, the inherent stress resists the loading force at a nearly constant rate.
Guide to Mounting Constant Force Springs
A Constant Force Spring is usually mounted by first tightly wrapping it on a drum, then attaching the free end to the loading
force such as in a counterbalance application. This relationship can also be reversed.
- The drum diameter should be 10 to 20%
larger than its natural diameter.
- One and one-half wraps should remain on
the drum at maximum extension.
- The strip becomes unstable at long
extensions and should be guided to
prevent twisting or kinking on recoil.
- Idler pulleys must be larger in diameter
than the natural diameter and should never
be used to cause back-bending against
the natural radius of curvature.
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