Huis > Blog > 7 tips for maximizing spring cycle life

7 tips for maximizing spring cycle life

source:Qianye Precision time:2022-9-15

Spring is a kind of mechanical part that uses elasticity to work. The parts made of elastic materials deform under the action of external force, and return to the original state after removing the external force. Also known as “spring”. It is generally made of spring steel, and the types of springs are complex and diverse. The following tips to maximize the service life of the spring are also of great concern to you!

    1. Lower Stress, The Better!

In the early design stages of a spring, try designing with a larger wire diameter or a lower final load to allow more room for the spring to improve cycle life.

    2. Shot Peening

A shot peened spring can handle more stressful conditions than unpeened springs. This process can greatly improve performance and sustainability.

    3. Keep Cool

Spring relaxation or loss in spring load occurs faster in high temperature applications due to stress over time. Reducing operating temperatures can reduce the chances of spring relaxation.

    4. Using The Right Material

Material selection of a spring is key to good spring design. Consult with a Lee Spring Engineer to determine if upgrading to a higher tensile range or quality grade material can improve cycle life for a particular application.

    5. Minimize Shock Loading

Shock loading occurs when a load is applied with sufficient speed for the first coils of the spring to take up more of the load than what would be calculated for a static situation. The more times a spring undergoes shock loading the higher the risk of coil clash, wear, non-axial forces, and dynamic loading which can decrease the maximum potential of the spring.

    6. Reduce Resonance

A spring will resonate if the operating speed or harmonic’s frequency has the same natural frequency of the spring. When designing, be sure that the operating frequency of the spring is no more than one-thirteenth of the natural frequency to avoid harmonic issues in a spring’s operation.

7. Pre-Stressing

Pre-Stressing is an additional manufacturing operation which allows the use of higher solid stresses in springs by raising the elastic limit in torsion. The process provides an additional benefit of improving a spring’s fatigue life.

A Lee Spring Engineer can help you get the most out of your springs. Contact Lee Spring Engineering at any phase of your project for expert assistance and technical support.

Qianye precision spring engineer can help you make full use of your spring. Contact our company at any stage of your project to get expert help and technical support.Shenzhen Qianye Precision Metal Co., Ltd. was established in 2006 to supply high-quality stainless steel springs for many fields. Through continuous efforts, 19 patent certificates and 4 spring equipment software copyrights have been granted by the State Intellectual Property Office, and an enviable industry influence has been built. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of power springs, constant force springs, constant torsion springs, variable force springs and motor brush spring. Qianye works in close partnership with its customers in developing bespoke solutions to meet their individual needs.

Latest News

 Constant Force Torsion Springs made in china: Unleashing the Power of Consistent Torque
Constant Force Torsion Springs made in china: Unleashing the Power of Consistent Torque

Time:2023-7-17

Introduction: Torsion springs are a type of mechanical spring that generates rotational or twisting force when subjected to torque. They are widely used in various applications, ranging from automotive systems to industrial machinery. Among the different types of torsion springs, constant force torsion springs stand out for their ability to provide consistent torque throughout their deflection range. This article explores...

 Variable Force Springs: The Versatile Solution for Motion Control
Variable Force Springs: The Versatile Solution for Motion Control

Time:2023-5-29

When it comes to motion control, there are many tools and technologies available to engineers and designers. However, one solution that is often overlooked is the variable force spring. As the name suggests, this type of spring is designed to provide varying amounts of force as it is displaced from its resting position. This allows for precise control of motion...

 What Are the Advantages of Carbon Brushes in Electrical Devices and Machines?
What Are the Advantages of Carbon Brushes in Electrical Devices and Machines?

Time:2023-8-4

Carbon brushes are an essential component in many electrical devices and machines. They play a crucial role in ensuring the efficient functioning of these devices by providing a stable electrical connection. Carbon brushes are widely used in motors, generators, and other equipment that require electrical current for their operation. In this article, we will explore the various advantages of carbon...

 Tailored Springs for Enhanced Precision in Medical Devices
Tailored Springs for Enhanced Precision in Medical Devices

Time:2023-10-26

Introduction Medical devices play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating patients. They are designed to provide accurate and precise measurements, ensuring optimal patient care. One key component that contributes to the precision of medical devices is the use of tailored springs. These springs are specifically designed and manufactured to meet the unique requirements of each medical device, resulting in...

 Design and Application of a Constant Force Spring Assembly
Design and Application of a Constant Force Spring Assembly

Time:2023-7-6

Introduction: Constant force springs are mechanical devices designed to provide a consistent force over a specific range of motion. They are widely used in various applications, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and industrial equipment. This article aims to discuss the design principles and applications of a constant force spring assembly. Design Principles: The design of a constant force spring assembly involves...

 Spiral Wound Torsion Spring: A Powerful Component for Mechanical Systems
Spiral Wound Torsion Spring: A Powerful Component for Mechanical Systems

Time:2023-8-6

Introduction Mechanical systems are widely used in various industries and play a crucial role in our daily lives. One of the key components that ensures the smooth operation of these systems is the spiral wound torsion spring. This article aims to explore the significance of this powerful component and its applications in mechanical systems. What is a Spiral Wound Torsion...

Product