Lee Spring REDUX Wave Springs can replace round wire compression springs in applications from aerospace to electrical, fluid control, hand tools and valves.
Online PR News – 16-June-2016 – Wokingham, Berkshire – For optimum performance in space limited environments the Lee Spring REDUX™ Wave spring series of ex-stock flat wire compression springs can replace conventional round wire compression springs in applications across many industries from aerospace to electrical, fluid control, hand tools, valves and seals. Wave springs can reduce the size and weight of the assembly by as much as 50%. Items such as connectors, mounting dampers and pumps can be made dramatically smaller than otherwise. Generally wave springs occupy 30-50% of the compressed height space of comparable round wire springs offering more deflection with the same load specifications. This not only provides for space savings, but also smaller assemblies that use less materials, hence lower production costs.
REDUX™ Wave springs are designed to be used over a rod/mandrel or in a hole/tube for support, thus preventing distortion and so ensuring longevity in service. They are manufactured with either Plain ends (wavy) or Squared-flat ends (shim ends) from a single filament of Type 17-7 Stainless Steel flat wire formed in continuous precise coils with uniform diameters and waves. Careful selection of alternative materials is required for operating environments such as high temperatures and corrosive media.
Wave springs are found in a wide variety of applications where structural considerations restrict the installation height, or where uniform force distribution is needed and/or uniform rotational pressure is required over 360°. They are suitable for both static and slightly dynamic load applications.
Lee Spring’s REDUX™ Wave spring series now includes designs to fit 1/4" and 5/16" hole diameters, as well as additional designs in the 1/2", 9/16" and 5/8" ranges. They are offered in free lengths from 0.060" (1.52mm) to 2" (50.80mm) to meet load requirements from 1.3lbs (6N) to 90lbs (400N).
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