The tension springs are helical coils which are wrapped and can create tension. These springs can give extended force when it is pulled on both sides. They usually have loops, hooks, end coils, etc., at the ends of the body and attached to the other components.
When the load is applied to the springs, they stretch the wound parts apart and spread open. They can resist the force that provides the slingback effect on the removal of the force and the spring returns to its previous shape.
Importance of tension springs
A unique feature of tension springs is the tightness in the coils. The design of the spring can allow the stretching of the spring. They are known to provide resistance to the pulling force linearly. These springs can create resistance against any directional force or store potential energy. Hence, it is essential for engineers in different industries, like agriculture, energy, pharmaceuticals, or manufacturing industries.
Applications of tension springs
The tension springs are an essential component of several machines. These springs are versatile and can be found in different products, including: