While some applications only require a single disc, others require a number of disc springs to be stacked in a particular configuration to achieve specific force/deflection performance requirements. That is why SPIROL has decided to offer pre‑stacked disc springs.
Historically, SPIROL International Corporation has supplied disc springs in bulk packaging, and the customers have fashioned the discs into the prescribed stacks during the assembly process. However, SPIROL now offers pre-stacked disc springs (greased or ungreased) in custom configurations packaged in shrink wrap with a perforated tab for ease of insertion into the application.
The pre-stacked discs are delivered intact to the assembly line where the operator simply has to place the stack into the assembly and remove the shrink wrap. This saves customers time, investment and mess associated with greasing the stacks. Having pre-stacked disc springs delivered directly to the assembly line also helps to mistake proof the process.
“SPIROL’s application engineers will assist you in the design and selection of the most cost‑effective stack to fit in your space constraints while meeting your specific force and deflection requirements. Our experienced team can often configure a stack of smaller, less costly discs to get the same performance as larger, more expensive disc springs. Our engineers will also assist in developing special disc springs to meet the requirements of unique applications, which includes special dimensions, materials, finishes, shapes, shot peening, pre-setting and stacking,” comments SPIROL.
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