Over 350 different torsion springs in stock
A torsion spring is designed to be twisted, unlike a compression spring which is designed to be compressed and an extension spring which is designed to be extended. Torsion coil springs are often used in ‘pop-up’ operations such as are used in digital cameras, CD players and other similar items.
Direction of helix
Good design dictates that torsion springs should be used in the direction that winds the coil. When enquiring and ordering torsion springs, be sure to specify either a left or right hand wind.
Torsion springs are normally used over a supporting mandrel (shaft or arbor). Suggested mandrel sizes allow approximately 10% clearance at the deflections listed. If greater deflection is required, the mandrel size should be reduced.