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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At the Design News webinar on June 27, learn all about aluminum extrusion: designing the right shape so it costs the least, is simplest to manufacture, and best fits the application's structural requirements.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.