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Rotary Dampers in POP Displays

Sometimes a point of purchase pusher tray needs to push products that are stacked 3 or 4 products high, such as baby food or pet food.  There may be 6 or 7 of these stacks being pushed in one row on a display shelf.  Other times, a single column of glass bottles, potato chip bags…

Vulcan Spring Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Telford, Pennsylvania, USA – Vulcan Spring and Manufacturing Co., a leading designer and manufacturer of flat steel springs and related assemblies for diverse global markets, is celebrating the company’s 50th Anniversary.

Designing Constant Force Springs

Why are there blank squares in the Design Guide? You can see that there are two areas (shown in gray) in the chart where the force data is purposely left empty.    We will discuss some of the reasoning behind the empty spaces. The top right area of the chart represents thin material thickness and wide…

Determining the Length of a Spring

One of the key features of a constant force spring or variable force spring is its overall length.   How this overall length is determined and why it is important is a discussion that will aid designers and engineers when working on a project. To begin let’s discuss the attributes of the two springs mentioned above.  Both constant…

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. …

Pushing Products with Variable Force

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…

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…

5 Steps to Designing a Custom Security Tether

Generate Sales by Enhancing Customer Experience with a Custom Pullbox®. The Pullbox, the original security tether, is ideal for retail store display product positioning and as a product sample theft deterrent. Display security tethers can be purchased as stock but at Vulcan Spring, the inventor of the Pullbox, we understand that every project is unique…

POP Quiz for Point-of-Purchase

It’s back to school time again and since our last Back to School Quiz was so popular, we thought it was time for another one! Take a short break from your day and give your brain a boost with our new POP Quiz for the point-of-purchase product lines. Don’t forget to let us know how…

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