Variable Force Springs, also known as V-Springs, are commonly used to push products on shelves in retail shopping environments. Research shows it is more likely a consumer will make an impulse purchase if the product is forward on the shelf than if placed back in the shadows of a display. The V-Spring is perfectly suited for this as it helps to keep products at the front of the shelf, visible and easy for the consumer to purchase.
A frequently asked question concerns the life cycle rating of a Variable Force “V” Spring. In this blog we will focus on this discussion and how the life cycles are analyzed. Let’s first give a brief description of what a variable force spring is and what it looks like.