Lee Spring has recently added a range of low index, High Pressure Compression Springs to its stock spring range.
The Lee Spring engineering team has designed an offering of 144 slender parts packed with high load capacities, rated to pressures of 300, 400, and 500 psi. High Pressure Series Compression Springs in 17-7PH Stainless Steel are passivated, shotpeened, and preset, which provides a balance of corrosion resistance, high strength, and toughness.
Previously when customers required high spring rates they could only been found in the largest stock compression spring sizes or in custom spring designs. (‘Spring rate’ is determined by how many pounds a spring can be compressed one inch. Low spring rate is when the springs are soft and easier to compress. A high spring rate is when the spring is stiffer and more difficult to compress.)
This new line of springs is suitable for applications with small spaces requiring firm, but not rigid, slender springs. These new High Pressure Compression Springs are suitable for a variety of applications including switches, ball plungers, safety relief valves, quick change tools and vice clamps.
The new High Pressure Compression Springs offer very high spring rates in a more compact spring design. The current Lee Spring catalogue is available to order through the company’s website. A series of Lee Spring video blogs is available on the Lee Spring UK YouTube channel . Alternatively, contact us for more information.