Conpower® Springs and Power Springs
Vulcan Spring is a leading designer and manufacturer of power springs (also known as clock springs), including Conpower® springs and conventional Power Springs. Conpower® is Vulcan Spring’s brand name for its pre-stressed power spring, a brand that is well known and highly respected for quality throughout the world.
Vulcan Spring's Conpower® and conventional power springs are formed by winding a strip of material on an arbor and into a case or retaining ring to create a compact power source. Rotational torque is obtained from a center arbor or from the case. This torque increases throughout the total winding of the spring. Conpower® springs, compared to conventional power springs:
- Are pre-stressed to produce a flatter torque gradient
- Can be used to increase the number of turns in a case of a given diameter
Both Conpower® and conventional power springs provide rotational energy from either the arbor or the case, or linear motion with the use of a pulley or cable. Power springs are sometimes referred to as clock springs.
Custom Conpower® Springs and Conventional Power Springs
Vulcan Spring specializes in making custom power springs to customer specification. With Vulcan Spring’s design, engineering and manufacturing prowess,. “Custom” is normal for Vulcan Spring and this has been proven to customers over and over again.
How to Work with Vulcan Spring for Power Springs
Vulcan Spring works with our clients at various stages of their product development process with DFM (design for manufacturing) principles. We are design experts with over 40 years' experience in designing and delivering cost effective products in volume. In addition, Vulcan offers a broad range of fully engineered springs from our extensive portfolio of products.
The design and engineering process includes:
- Initial Design Review
- Production - Short run or long run production
Technical Considerations for Power Springs
Design criteria for both types of power springs - Conpower® springs and conventional power springs - are the same. The decision to use a conventional power spring or Conpower® spring is based on the application. A Vulcan engineer can help with this determination. Important considerations for designing and manufacturing power springs include:
- Arbor size (see A in Diagram)
- Inside diameter (I.D.) of case (See B in Diagram)
- Available case width (See C in Diagram)
- Turns required
- Torque required
- Location of center eye/tab
- Life cycle requirement in total estimated uses
- Environment in which the power spring will be used
- Mounting requirements for case and arbor
Complete the Conpower® power spring specification form to the right for custom power springs from Vulcan Spring.
Applications / Uses for Power Springs
Conpower® power springs are ideal for a wide variety of uses where power / tension springs are needed, including applications requiring smooth returning and retrieving, counterbalancing applications, and tensioning and loading applications. Industries that use power springs include:
Products that use power springs include:
- Cord retractors
- Wind-up toys and games
- Electrical and mechanical reels
Vulcan Spring’s Manufacturing Process for Power Springs
Vulcan Spring utilizes highly customized production equipment, lean manufacturing techniques and principles, and ISO 9001:2008 certified procedures to provide our customers with a streamlined and efficient manufacturing process to produce Conpower® springs and conventional power springs.
Benefits of working with Vulcan Spring include reduced lead times, high quality control and highly competitive costs.
Contact Vulcan Spring for Custom Power Springs
Complete the Conpower® power spring specification form for further assistance with Conpower® springs and conventional power springs from Vulcan Spring or buy Stock Power Springs online.
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