Torsion springs are designed with ends that can be rotated in angular deflection. This resists externally applied torque. Heavy duty torsion springs are usually close wound (coils touching) either for stability or to maximize space efficiency. When an application demands low friction or a certain area to be filled without the use of spacers, custom torsion springs can be designed with a pitch or space between the coils.
There are a variety of options available for end configurations of custom torsion springs and these can be customized to meet your specifications and to allow the spring to be anchored in several different configurations. For example, the legs may be located at varying positions, angles, or distances from the body of the spring. With our ability to perform a proper custom torsion spring design, we can meet your requirements –regardless of the leg angles or bend configurations!
Custom Torsion Springs
Custom torsion springs are used in many applications and come in a wide variety of materials and finishes. At Peninsula Spring, we can custom make any type of torsion spring to meet your specifications. Regardless of the industry, quality, custom torsion springs are always in high demand. Heavy duty torsion springs can be found in almost anything from simple, old machinery to complex medical devices to satellites. Peninsula Spring manufactures custom torsion springs for a wide variety of industries, including:
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Small Torsion Springs
Small torsion springs are used in a lot of common devices. These devices regularly maintain small wire diameters that range from 0.016" to 0.035 and inner diameters ranging from 0.151" and 0.350". Small torsion springs also play a fundamental part in the overall functionality of the device or application within which they are used.
Measuring & Ordering Replacement Torsion Springs
If you need to replace a heavy duty torsion spring for a garage door or replace a small torsion spring for a custom application it is important to understand the best practices for measuring and ordering these products. The following steps will guide you through the process of measuring and ordering torsion springs.
- First, determine the wind direction by looking at the end of the springs. If it points in the clockwise direction it is a left wound.
- Then, measure the length, in inches, of ten or twenty coil of the spring that needs to be replaced. Then compare that measurement to the chart to determine the correct wire size.
- Next, measure the inside diameter of the 1/16” of an inch.
- Finally, measure the overall length of the spring to the nearest quarter inch.
Additional Information for Measuring Torsion Springs
Torsion springs cannot be measured while active. When a garage door is in motion, for instance, each spring grows by a single coil in length for every turn. Therefore, a spring on an open garage door — even if just partially open — will not lend itself to accurate measurements.
Contact Peninsula Spring for Torsion Springs Today
To learn more about our heavy duty torsion springs and small torsion springs or to work with us to design and fabricate any custom torsion spring you need, please contact us today. You can submit your specifications by completing our online contact forms, request a quote or call us directly at (877) 711-2645. We look forward to working with you and becoming your trusted spring torsion spring manufacturer!