Custom Garter Springs Manufacturing

Garter Springs

Garter springs are coiled steel springs that are connected at each end to create a circular shape — basically an extension spring with the ends connected to form a circle. They are a type of extension spring with ends connected to make a garter belt that will exert force from its inner diameter. A compression garter spring exerts outward radial forces, while extension garter springs exert inward radial forces. These springs are supplied and assembled with the ends already interlocked.

Manufacturing Custom Garter Springs

The primary application is to maintain lip seal pressure on a shaft and include:

• Oil seals
• Shaft seals
• Small drive belts
• Belt-driven motors
• Electrical connectors

Helpful Video

Watch a video of custom garter spring manufacturing in action. Because of the length, a steel trough is used to assist supporting the garter spring as it is coiled off the machine.

Ordering Custom Garter Springs

The basic information needed by Katy Spring is material, wire size, free length, number of coils, travel, diameter, end types, finish, works over, works in, and maximum solid height. It is crucial to carefully consider the space allotted to ensure that the spring will function properly and avoid costly design changes. Katy Spring can assist customers in determining design parameters if only partial data is available.

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