Lake Zurich, Illinois – Smalley released a new Nested Spirawave Wave Springs series. Smalley has been producing nested wave springs as customs for more than 30 years, but this will mark the first standard series on the market.
These multiple turn, flat wire wave springs are coiled in parallel to produce 2x to 3x as much force as traditional single-turn wave springs. Nested Spirawave springs can be used to replace stacks of single-turn springs, eliminating misalignment and inconsistent loading.
The sturdy, tangle-resistant design allows for simple, time saving automated handling. Reduced costs can be realized from the use of a single spring and a simplified assembly process.
Standard Nested Spirawave springs are available from 0.5" to 4" or 16mm to 3,000mm in carbon and stainless steel. Stock parts are available for overnight shipping.
Nested Spirawave springs are specified for many applications including heavy-duty bearing preload, connectors, valves, and seals. The increased forces produced make them ideal for industries that require precision wave springs with high loads.
Custom nested springs are also available.