Press Release - Smalley Steel Ring Company NEW Linear Spring Series Now Available in Canada from RotoPrecision Inc.

Press Release

Smalley Steel Ring Company Launches NEW Linear Spring Series
Now Available in Canada from RotoPrecision Inc.

June 20, 2013

Smalley Linear Springs

Mississauga, Ontario: The Smalley Steel Ring Company announces the release of a New Linear Spring Series now available in Canada from RotoPrecision Inc.

Linear Springs are produced from spring-tempered wire material that is shaped into waves along the length of the wire.  They act as load bearing devices having approximately the same load and deflection characteristics as wave springs but designed for straight line applications as opposed to conventional wave springs which are designed to fit in a circular cavity. This means a linear spring may be located in an axial direction yet still provide a radial force.

Linear Springs are now available as a standard part from Smalley in more than 200 sizes with stock in carbon and stainless steel. Custom sizes and exotic alloys are also available.  There are No-Tooling-Charges™ on special designs.

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Linear Spring - Sample Applications

Smalley Linear Spring Application - Detent Preload Detent Preload Application
Smalley Linear Springs are used to load pins that are positioned inside grooves so a rotating element cans detent to specific positions. The springs are designed to exert a precise load to give the rotation a desired resistance.
Smalley Linear Spring Application - Rotary Vane Rotary Vane Application
Linear Springs are used to radially load the bottom of the vanes in the pump. The springs energize the vanes against the bore for better sealing.

About The Smalley Steel Ring Company

The Smalley Steel Ring Company is a market leader in the manufacturing and development of retaining rings, constant section rings, snap rings and wave springs. Smalley offers thousands of standard configurations, does not charge for tooling of non-standard sizes, and offers deliveries including special orders and working prototypes in as little as two weeks from the time-of-order. The company meets international standards of excellence including ISO 9001, ISO/TS16949, AS9100 and ISO 14001. The company’s world headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Lake Zurich, Illinois.


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