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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, we 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…

Scott Rankin Produces Family Christmas Movie

Manufacturing the finest flat steel springs in the industry to meet our customers’ needs is our choice at Vulcan Spring, allowing us to work in a constant, challenging environment.  So four years ago when I was given the opportunity to be the executive producer in a film production, I looked at it as a different…

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…

8 Steps to a Constant Force Spring Design

Vulcan Spring has put together 8 steps to help you make some initial design calculations on your constant force spring. In addition to this article, our design guide is available for download online and will provide you with charts and more detailed information. Select Material – Most of the flat steel springs that Vulcan Spring produces…

Springs Used as a Stopping Mechanism

Too often we find that the springs we manufacture are mistakenly used as stopping mechanisms in a design.  This design flaw can occur in all types of springs including Constant Force Springs, Constant Torque Springs and Power Springs.

The Vulcan Vortex

Recently we posted a blog about the FIRST Robotics Competition getting started for 2013. Vulcan Spring’s Scott Rankin has been a sponsor and mentor for Team 1218 of this competition since 2007. Vulcan Spring is proud to be a part of such an exciting event that gives students engineering knowledge to be our future leaders…

Vulcan Spring Is More Than Just a Spring Manufacturer

Vulcan Spring is a company that loves what we do and we know that you have put your trust in us since 1967 to fulfill your custom stainless steel spring needs. We are known for making the best constant force springs and having the best customer service of any other spring manufacturer.  Solving problems and…

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