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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…

Vulcan Spring Sponsors the FIRST Robotics Competition in 2013

The kickoff for the FIRST Robotics Competition has begun! January 5, 2013 marked the beginning of design.  Started by Dean Kamen, this robotics competition gets kids to learn the importance of working as a team using science and technology. Teams of 25 students will work together with their mentors to plan, design, think, protoype, program,…

­Pre-Winding Power Springs

When a project calls for the use of a Power Spring, or a Pre-Stressed Power Spring, the design discussion should address initial winding on the arbor.  This initial winding is often referred to as pre-winding the spring. During product assembly the spring is wound on an arbor to a predetermined number of turns.  The main…

Shelf Management: Keeping it Organized with Pullboxes

Recently I went to a “large” retailer to find a few items on my list.  When I was at the checkout counter I witnessed a mild disagreement about a price.  The register rang up one amount, and the shopper thought the price was a much lesser amount.  Of course, a supervisor was called into action…

Counterbalance with Constant Force Springs

Constant Force Springs are commonly used to provide a counterbalance effect for a product.  This blog examines different ways to integrate a counterbalance into a design, emphasizing the use of constant force springs in the manufacturing of a counterbalanced unit.

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