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REDUX™ Wave Springs functionality in small spaces from Lee Spring

24 Aug 2020

News posted by Christopher Petts

REDUX™ wave springs from Lee Spring offer high functionality in space critical applications where they are designed to replace conventional round wire compression springs and to provide tight load deflection in a very small area - which enhances efficiency, reduces operational cost and permits smaller assemblies.

Wave spring applications typically include connectors, pumps, clutches, seals, medical equipment and valves where uniform force distribution and/or uniform rotational pressure is required over 360° in restricted spaces.

Lee Spring REDUX™ wave springs offer a way of performing a spring function where often no other spring could work effectively. Typically, they occupy just 30-50% of the compressed height space of the conventional round wire springs, yet they offer more deflection with the same load specifications. This not only helps to save space in the applications but also reduces the production costs, as fewer materials are required and often enable devices that would not otherwise be feasible.

Wave springs come in a wave top to wave top format manufactured from a single filament of Type 17-7 Stainless Steel flat wire formed in continuous precise coils with uniform diameters and waves. REDUX wave springs are offered in diameters from .236" (6.00mm) to 1.772" (45.00mm) to meet load requirements from 2lbs (0.9kg) to 90lbs (40.8kg).

Ex-stock specifications are suitable for static and slightly dynamic load applications where they provide a degree of anti-vibration operation or maintain constant pressure in a mechanism with limited height constraints. More dynamic applications require special solutions because the additional stress put on the waves is likely to cause abrasion at the point of contact, in this case customers should contact Lee Spring to discuss relevant options.

Further information on REDUX™ wave springs from Lee Spring can be found at www.leespring.co.uk/uk_int_learn_wave.asp. Follow them on Twitter - https://twitter.com/leespringuk.