Garter springs are coiled springs that are connected at each end. The result is a spring that’s in the form of a circle. While steel is the most common metal used for this type of spring, other metals can be used.
A garter spring can be used in many different kinds of applications. The oil seals used in many types of production and farming machinery is a common example. Electrical connectors often include this kind of spring in the design. Motors that are belt-driven often require this type of spring.
The spring is available in both extension and compression styles. The extension garter spring exerts inward radial force while the compression design provides outward radial force.
Garter springs and die springs have many common uses in household and industrial applications. They come in a variety of sizes, thicknesses, and materials, allowing you to custom-design a spring according to your budget and intended uses. We custom-create garter springs and die springs according to your specifications and needs.
Garter springs are usually made of carbon or stainless coiled steel, and they connect at each end in order to form a circle. There are two types of garter springs: compression and extension. A compression garter spring exerts an outward radial force, while an extension garter spring exerts an inward radial force. The manufacturing process is no different from that for a regular spring, with the exception that the ends join. Commonly, a garter spring is used to maintain lip seal pressure on a shaft, but it may also be used in a drive belt or in an electrical connection.
First, reels of steel are cut to produce normal springs, the strength of which directly relates to the thickness, or gauge, of the wire. In a compression spring, there are spaces between the coils, allowing them to expand and contract as needed. Conversely, there are no spaces between the coils of an extension spring. Next, the ends of the spring join to create a circle shape. The spring ends join in a number of ways, too. The manufacturer may use loops at both ends of the spring, use a connector made of a hook and loops, or create a nib joint so that one end of the spring is smaller than the other, allowing it to interlock.
Contact us today and let’s get to work on your custom garter springs. Call us at 905-625-1504 to speak with one of our customer service agents. You can also reach us by using the request form found on our website. Please provide us with the details about your springs, including the size and type of materials you want. Our team will respond to any questions you have, and prepare a quote for your order. Once you approve the quote, we will start preparing your custom springs.