That’s Not the Way to Use That Spring!

In our experiences working with numerous customers and their diverse concepts, our representatives often learn a spring sample is being utilized in a design in a way the spring was not intended. This misused prototype may work for a short time, but it will not perform long term as well as a properly designed solution. …

5 Problems to Avoid When Designing a Power Spring

The 5 Biggest Problems in Power and Conpower® Spring Design and How to Avoid Them. Our customers are creative and often come up with unique problems they want to solve using springs.  We enjoy working on these situations as it fully utilizes our team’s experience and skill to push our limits and keep us charging…

Vulcan Spring’s Back to School Quiz

It is late August and the time of the year for pennant races in baseball, pre-season football and of course, the kids go back to school.  To celebrate, we thought we’d make this blog into a fun quiz with some multiple choice and true and false questions.  The quiz includes industrial and point of purchase…

­Pre-Winding Power Springs

Power Springs are used to create a compact power source in applications that require counterbalancing, sometimes through a cable/cord retraction mechanism. The small size and rotational output of Power Springs make them fantastic options for manufacturers and engineers. Vulcan’s Conpower Springs are pre-stressed, producing a flatter torque profile than conventional Power Springs. When a project…