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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…

Mounting a Pullbox®, VS-1 or MiniVS Product Security Tether

We often get mounting questions from our customers as they are installing Vulcan Spring’s patented and trademarked Pullbox® security tethers.  To address this issue, we have put together a blog entry to discuss the many ways the Pullbox® can be mounted to a display.  This information should be used only as a guide and suggestions…

Robot Makers Rule

We are excited to have Molly Dugan, a high school student and president of team 1218, for a short time working at Vulcan Spring to complete her senior project.  As sponsors of the FIRST Robotics, we are thrilled to have the chance to work with her and asked her to give us her unique perspective…

How to Utilize Vulcan’s Stock Constant Torque Springs

Vulcan Spring has just introduced a line of stock constant torque springs.  We call this our Contorque® spring.  In this blog I will give some details on how to use these springs in your design.  Contorque® springs have been discussed in previous blogs, so this blog will focus on the installation and use of the…

8 Steps to a Constant Torque Spring Design

A constant torque spring is a specially stressed constant force spring traveling between two spools.  The spring is stored on a storage spool and reverse wound onto an output spool.  When released, torque is obtained from the output spool as the spring returns to its natural curvature on the storage spool.

Corrugated Displays Have New Life

Many corrugated dispensing displays utilize gravity to effectively drop the product into place once one product is removed.  Essentially, the products are stacked in a display that is mounted high on an end cap.  The product is displayed at a reasonable height so the consumer can take it and another product will drop down into the window…

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