Compression springs, extension springs and torsion springs are the top spring types available from Lee Spring, with more than half of the company’s business coming from the compression springs market.
In the UK Lee Spring has noticed an increase in wave spring sales due to many applications getting smaller. A wave spring allows the same capability as a compression spring, packed into half the height, so the uncoiled spring requires less space.
There are many different spring sizes available in the Lee Spring catalogue of stock compression, extension and torsion springs. Wire sizes begin at about 0.1mm in our compression range, going up to 6.35mm. The die spring range extends up to the wider size of 9.98 mm. Springs in the Lee Spring catalogue are available in both metric and imperial measurements.
Spring materials available in the Lee Spring catalogue include music wire, stainless steel 302 and stainless steel 316, as well as elgiloy, inconel, and berilium copper, amongst other materials.
Lee Spring also offers superalloy springs which are made from more ‘exotic materials’, in order to enhance the life of the spring or to offer more strength than an off-the-shelf spring. These superalloys can be used in applications that are exposed to harsh temperatures or a harsh environment such as within the oil and gas industry. Due to the extreme conditions they are used in, superalloy springs often have a better corrosion resistance and are able to work effectively at higher temperatures than off-the-shelf springs.
Thanks to innovations in spring technology, Lee Spring can continually develop its product offering and increase its range of spring materials and spring sizes available.
For more information about Lee Spring’s tops springs designs, please view our video blog: Types of Springs. A series of Lee Spring video blogs is available on the Lee Spring UK YouTube channel . Alternatively, contact us for more information.