Alternating coil sets, each one a different diameter, gives this spring added flexibility--literally and figuratively. Smaller coils nest inside larger coils to halve compression length; spokes between large and small coil sets allow greater radial loads; ability to accommodate misalignment exceeds that of rubber bushings. Potential applications: floating shafts, hinges, suspension struts.
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Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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