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Guide to Measuring Compression Springs
Thank you for considering AFR precision technology as your spring resource. In this brief guide we will be covering how to measure compression springs so that you will be well equipped to order your desired product.
Tools we recommend you have before you start are:
A micrometer, which should be used whenever possible
A ruler or tape measure for large springs
In this guide we will be using the easily measurable and large compression spring to show the steps clearly.
1 Measure the wire diameter.
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Precision torsion springs are produced from rectangular or round wire. It is more typical for a manufacturer to use round wire because of the premium cost of rectangular wire. Additionally, precision torsion springs are normally heat-treated at a low temperature to stabilize the end positions. These types of springs are used to apply a torque or store rotational energy and can also be referred to as helical springs.