Machined Springs For The Military and Navy Markets
Taylor Devices Machined Springs offer high precision, lightweight, tension/compression operation, linearity, long life, and repeatability. Machined Springs can be made from a variety of materials such as high strength steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium and high strength plastics. Originally developed for the use in the cargo loading systems of Military transport aircraft, today machine springs are used in many diverse applications relating to Aerospace, Navy and Military markets. Taylor Devices unique manufacturing processes and highly precise analytical capabilities allow Taylor Devices to produce machined springs to extremely stringent customer requirements.
Benefits of Machined Springs include:
- Precision control of spring rate; usually ±2% or better.
- Tuning to establish a specific load at a specified height.
- Designed for ultimate fatigue resistance.
- Simultaneous control of spring rate for operation in compression, tension, shear, and torsion unlike coil springs
- Machined-in end fittings provide easy and rigid attachment.
- Available styles include helical, double start helical, and non-twisting beam types.
- Maximum corrosion resistance by using various special alloys and special coatings.
- Accurately tunable to a specific natural frequency.
- High linearity – Machined Springs are inherently linear because residual stresses are eliminated and the coils never rest against each other as the spring deflects. Spring rate is the same in both tension and compression.
- Damping can be added using special materials.
- One -piece construction – Mounting flanges, attachment threads and other fittings can be part of the machined spring. The spring can be an integral part of the machine instead of an add on.