A barrel spring is a variation of the standard compression spring that’s characterized by its wider middle dimensions and narrower top and bottom diameters. Depending on the need, barrel springs can feature a telescopic design where the smaller coils fit inside the larger coils during compression, as well as a non-telescoping configuration.
Barrel springs are generally chosen over a generic compression spring for situations involving limited space, or when a need to minimize buckling is present.
Common Barrel Spring Applications
Barrel springs are suitable for most applications where it is necessary to produce force in a linear direction and where superior stability is essential. Industries that frequently make use of barrel springs in their manufacturing processes include automotive, toy, furniture and bottling procedures that require the mixing of a powdered substance with water or other liquid.
Barrel Spring Challenges
Barrel springs do present certain design challenges due to the fact that the force they create may not always be linear. The cessation of linear force occurs when the coils start to telescope on the spring. Design restrictions may lead to what is known as a solid height conflict, which results in the inability to achieve additional coil compression past a certain point.
This can be remedied by designing the spring so that the smaller coils at the top and bottom will telescope into the larger coils in the middle, which will reduce the spring’s solid height.
Choose Industrial Spring Company and Holmes Spring Manufacturing for Your Barrel Springs
As experienced, capable barrel spring manufacturers, Industrial Spring Company can provide the exact barrel spring product required for your unique applications. We also have the ability to design and manufacture custom barrel springs for those unique or difficult applications.
We Can Also Meet Your Barrel Spring Supply Requirements
You can trust Industrial Spring Company and Holmes Spring Manufacturing to be your fast, reliable barrel spring suppliers. We offer a range of customer-friendly programs and supply services including just-in-time ordering, custom packaging and pallet sizes, same-day shipping for replacement orders, electronic ordering and invoicing and much more.
Complete Support Every Step of the Way
Another reason why Industrial Spring Company is a respected barrel spring manufactures in the U.S. is our sincere commitment to providing world-class customer support. You can count on us to guide you through your unique barrel spring design and manufacturing challenges. And if you’re not completely satisfied with any of our products of services, we’ll do whatever it takes to make things right.
Learn More About Our Barrel Spring Products and Services
Feel free to contact us for more information about our barrel spring products and services and to discuss your specific custom barrel spring design requirements. We can also provide a no-obligation quote.