How to Stretch a Spring’s Life

© 2000 Door & Access Systems
Publish Date: Summer 2000
Author: Tom Wadsworth
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Technical Tip

How to Stretch a Spring’s Life

The sales staff at Service Spring says that one of the most common questions they receive from dealers is, “How do I increase the life of my torsion springs?”

Service Spring recommends converting the spring to one with a larger wire size and match the original spring’s inch-pounds per turn. They say this results in a spring that is capable of more maximum turns and therefore a higher cycle life than the original spring.

To maximize a spring’s life, be sure to prevent any nicks or scrapes to the spring wire while handling. Any small scrape or nick in the wire could result in premature spring failure.

Thanks to Service Spring for this technical tip. If you have a tip, send it to Door & Access Systems, 1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2851.