Compression Spring Shape Types
Compression springs can come in a variety of shapes. Custom designs may have any number of shapes depending on the application.
Cone Compression Spring:
Conical springs provide a commonly used solution for spring applications with constraints of reduced length or space. They can be used in many different mechanisms, such as contactors and switches in the electrical field. Indeed, they are often chosen for one special characteristic: their ability to telescope. They take up very little space at maximum compression while storing as much energy as cylindrical springs. Their load-length characteristics are usually nonlinear.