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Springs are very often overlooked in the design process of new products. It is no exaggeration to say that they are a key functional component in most mechanical devices and that, without a properly designed spring, the products functionality and lifespan is adversely affected. The spring is often considered a small and inexpensive part of a much larger article, [...]
The initial tension is released, when a tension spring is extended to a certain point, where gaps appear between the coils.
The rate is the strength of a spring as defined by Hooke's law. Hooke's Law states that the force needed to extend a spring is directly proportional to the distance you stretch it. Hooke's Law can be represented as F = ks. 'F' is the spring's restoring force 'k' is the spring constant 's' is the deflection (extension) [...]
Counting coils on a tension spring is the same as counting coils on a compression spring. The type of ends on a spring will make no difference to the number of coils.
How spring loads work within a tension spring. If too much weight is applied to the spring it will no longer contract, therefore breaking the spring.
How to measure the length of a tension spring.
How to measure the diameters of a tension spring.