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Spring Essentials – Torsion Springs – a little primer

by | Apr 1, 2008 | Articles, Springs Magazine

In the world of springs, one type stands out as the answer to many applications. As with any mechanical device, it has its uses — and its limits. I’m talking about the one and only “torsion” spring.

The word “torsion” implies something that twists or rotates — circular motion. Unlike a compression spring that is pushed, or an extension spring that is pulled, a torsion spring rotates as forces are applied.

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