Find the right type of compression springs for your industrial, mechanical and commercial use. Learn more about these spring types here.

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Helical compression springs are designed and used to resist applied compressive forces or to store energy in the push mode. Compression springs are the most common spring configuration and are found in many applications such as the automobile, aerospace and consumer goods.


The most widely used form of compression spring is the straight cylindrical spring made from round wire; however, shaped wire may be used, such as square or rectangular. Many other forms are produced. Conical, barrel, hourglass or straight cylindrical with or without variable spacing between coils are available. Such configurations are used to reduce solid height, buckling and surging, or to produce nonlinear load deflection characteristics.


Round wire or rectangular wire compression springs?

Energy storage is greater for round wire compression springs than for rectangular wire compression springs and can be increased by nesting. Rectangular wire is used to reduce solid height or increase the space efficiency of the design. Most die springs are made from rectangular wire for this reason. It should also be noted that most compression springs have closed and ground ends, although there are other end configurations available depending on the particular application.

In applications where space is limited and particularly where solid height is restricted, springs designed from rectangular wire are often used. These springs are commonly referred to as die springs. Die springs store more energy in a smaller space than equivalent round-wire springs. Even though stress distribution around the rectangular cross section is not as uniform as the round wire section, the energy storage capacity is higher because more material can be incorporated into the allocated space

Variable Pitch Compression Spring

You’ll notice that with this type of compression spring, some of its coils are closer together compared with its other sections.

Barrel Compression Spring

It’s shaped like a barrel with its diameter larger compared to its end.

Hourglass Compression Spring

On the contrary, this compression spring has a smaller diameter at the centre compared to its end.


Spring Washer Compression Spring

This is flat and is used to promote even distribution between parts. It is also used to seal joints.

Need help finding the right compression springs for your application needs?

Here at Ausprings, we deliver high quality compression springs. We have a large range of stock springs for sale online. These are ready-made for shipment, and are ready to work for you! Visit our Red-e-Spring  range via our shop online tab and discover a spring to suit your situation.

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