A little bit about torsion springs
Torsion springs derive their name from the torque they produce as a load output. These springs typically possess legs that apply the load at a certain distance from the spring’s axis. The legs are rotated around the principal axis, often in a direction where the number of coils increases, as they perform more effectively in this direction compared to the unwind direction. When a torque is applied, torsion springs experience bending stresses, requiring distinct formulas for their calculation.
In comparison to compression or extension springs, torsion springs are better-suited for applications which require rotary motion or torque transmission. Extension springs and compression springs primarily generate linear forces, making them less suitable for rotational applications. Furthermore, torsion springs often offer mechanical simplicity in their design and installation. They require fewer components and can be directly integrated into a system with less complexity. Additionally, torsion springs can offer precise control over angular deflection, making them ideal for applications where a specific angular displacement or rotational movement is required, such as in various mechanical systems.
Not sure if a custom designed torsion spring is right for your project? Talk to Marsh Alliance today for advice.
Why choose Marsh Alliance?
Marsh Alliance has been Australia’s largest spring manufacturer for a number of
years and has expanded to offer a wide range of other products. Many of our 100+ employees are long serving team members, some with up to 40 years of service making springs with us! That deep manufacturing knowledge is backed up by the latest state-of-the-art CNC equipment complementing hand coiled methods.
We are relied upon by some of Australia’s biggest names in manufacturing as an integral part of their supply chain. By choosing us, you’ll benefit from short lead times, enabling you to meet your project deadlines or operational needs with ease. As a local company, we understand the unique requirements of the Australian market and comply with rigorous industry standards. Additionally, our dedicated customer support team is always available to address your queries, offer technical guidance, and provide personalised assistance at every stage of the process.
In addition to shipping around Australia, we can also deliver to New Zealand, the Americas, Asia and Europe.
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