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 sections. 

We trust that you will have some fun trying to answer these questions.  The answers are at the bottom of the page.  Leave us a comment letting us know how you did! 


  1. This type of spring has two coils separated by a flat area called a saddle.  This spring is often used in electric motors and medical surgical staplers.
    1. Conforce® Spring
    2. Conpower® Spring
    3. Twin Spring
    4. Long Stainless Steel Spring
  2. When two or more constant force springs are combined they are often called:
    1. Very close
    2. Interwound
    3. Wound up
    4. Combined
  3. As a percentage over the inside diameter, what is the recommended spool size to use with a constant force spring?
    1. 50%
    2. 150%
    3. 15%
    4. 2%
  4. For most constant force springs, how much extension is required to reach the rated load?
    1. Full extension
    2. Half extension
    3. Extension equal to the outside diameter
    4. None
  5. Constant force springs can function in extremely cold temperatures.
    1. True
    2. False
  6. Which type of spring provides rotational torque?
    1. Contorque® Spring
    2. Conpower® Spring
    3. Spiral Torsion Spring
    4. All of the above
  7. Which type of spring provides linear force?
    1. Power Spring
    2. Contorque® Spring
    3. Constant Force Spring
    4. All of the above

Point of Purchase

  1. This security retractor was the first of its kind and is still the preferred retractor for Point of Purchase displays worldwide.
    1. PULLBOX®
    2. Cable Thing
    3. Rectangular Retractor
    4. Mini VS
  2. The most distinctive feature of this spring is that the coils are open.  Widely used in Point of Purchase pusher displays, this spring increases in force as it is extended.
    1. Negative Gradient Spring
    2. Variable Force “V” Spring
    3. Conforce® Spring
    4. Contorque® Spring
  3. This type of security cable retractor comes in many colors to match the look of the display.  This retractor can also be mounted outside of a display and allowed to swivel.
    1. Cable Thing
    2. Mini VS
    3. VS-1
    4. Whirly Bird
  4. What is the best feature of a Plastic Scroll?
    1. The numbers won’t get lost
    2. The text is easy to change
    3. Comes in a variety of sizes and colors
    4. All of the above
  5. Besides pushing flat on a shelf, Variable Force “V” Springs can also lift products straight up in a vertical feed mechanism.
    1. True
    2. False
  6. The Pullbox® is available with what option:
    1. Cable exit location
    2. Cable thickness
    3. Pull force
    4. All of the above
  7. What cable end fitting will self-center an item?
    1. Ring Terminal
    2. Loop
    3. Magnetic End
    4. Ball

Answers: Industrial – 1 (C), 2 (B), 3 (C), 4 (C), 5 (A), 6 (D), 7 (C): POP – 1 (A), 2 (B) 3 (C), 4 (D), 5 (A), 6 (D), 7 (C)          

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