Springs are used in a wide range of products where compressive force is required. Think of everything from hearing aids, ballpoint pens and lawn mowers to industrial machinery. Like the diversity of applications, there are a variety of springs. Leaf springs, stamping springs, compression springs and extension springs can be found in our web shop.
What are springs?A spring is an elastic structural element. When force is applied to a spring by pulling out or pressing in, the spring provides counterforce. Therefore, a spring is also considered a mechanical storage medium of energy.
In most cases, springs are primarily made of special steel. Also called spring steel. The material depends on the deformations it can undergo and its tendency to return to its original shape.
What are compression springs?Compression springs are springs that are compressed when pressure is applied to them. They are often used in packaging machines to provide the force needed to hold or position components. Compression springs are made of materials such as steel and have different sizes and strengths.
What are tension springs?Pull springs are springs that are stretched when force is applied to them. They are used in packaging machines to hold components in a certain position or to return them to their original position after they have been moved. Pull springs are also made of materials such as steel and have different sizes and strengths.
What are torsion springs?Torsion springs are springs that work by torsional force. This type of spring is used in packaging machines to position or stabilize components. Torsion springs are made of materials such as steel and have different sizes and strengths. Torsion springs are designed for rotary movements with a wringing moment. The most common versions of these are:
- Torsion bar: It is used as a stabilizer bar in automotive engineering.
- Pull or compression spring on an eccentric: This allows only slight angular rotation.
- Spiral spring: It is mainly used in alarm clocks and watches. The spring is loaded on bending. Depending on the number of windings, this type can handle a large number of revolutions of the shaft.
Why are springs important for packaging machines?Springs are important for packaging machines because of the following reasons:
- Precise positioning: Springs provide the necessary force to accurately position and stabilize components during the packaging process.
- Reliability: Springs have a long service life and offer reliable performance, improving the efficiency of the packaging process.
- Cost savings: The use of springs can reduce the cost of the packaging process because they provide more efficient performance and require less maintenance.
Applications of springs in packaging machinesSprings are used in various applications in packaging machines, such as:
- Holding components in place during the packaging process.
- Positioning components in an accurate manner.
- Providing resistance to vibration or shock during the packaging process.