Spring leaf can be seen everywhere in life and plays an important role in different fields. The spring leaf is characterized by being easy to bend in only one direction - a smaller stiffness plane, while having greater tensile stiffness and bending stiffness in the other direction. Therefore, leaf springs are very suitable for use as sensitive components, elastic supports, positioning devices, flexible connectors, etc. In test instruments or automatic devices. The spring leaf also has the functions of measurement, pressing, reset, buffering and energy storage.
Spring sheets are widely used in life, such as making spring dynamometers, clips on pen caps, springs for mechanical clocks, etc. We together look!
Practical applications of leaf springs in life:
1. Control the movement of machinery, such as valve springs in internal combustion engines, control springs in clutches, etc.
2. Absorb vibration and impact energy, such as buffer springs under cars and train carriages, vibration-absorbing springs in couplings, etc.
3. Store and output energy as power, such as clock springs, firearm springs, etc.
4. Used as force measuring components, such as force measuring devices, springs in spring scales, etc. The ratio of spring load to deformation is called spring stiffness. The greater the stiffness, the stiffer the spring.
Spring can be divided into tension spring, compression spring, torsion spring and bending spring according to the force properties. According to the shape, it can be divided into disc spring, annular spring, leaf spring, spiral spring, truncated cone scroll spring and torsion bar spring. Ordinary cylindrical springs can be made into various types according to load conditions due to their simple manufacturing, simple structure and wide application.
Spring leaf production process:
Generally, spring sheets can be produced with electric furnaces, open-hearth furnaces or oxygen converters; high-quality spring sheets with good quality or special properties can be refined with electroslag furnaces or vacuum furnaces. The raw materials used for smelting must be dried to remove gases and inclusions as much as possible and to avoid overheating of the molten steel.