Clamping springs are used to ensure a firm hold: Movable components can be locked using a mechanical clamping device in the form of a metal spring. Thus, clamping springs are often an indispensable design element.
Clamping springs for a secure connection with a firm hold
In many technical areas, it is important that assemblies function properly, for example in machines, technical devices or feed systems. Maintaining this functionality often includes the targeted holding, locking, fixing, controlling and braking of moving parts that follow a specific work or production cycle. Mechanical engineering, conveyor technology, the processing industry, the packaging industry, the food industry and, last but not least, the automotive industry are examples of this.
Meticulously dimensioned clamping springs with a specific clamping force are required to ensure that movement processes such as holding, locking, fixing, etc. run safely and reliably.
The ideal compromise when space is limited
The space available in assemblies or machine elements is often very limited. Metal clamping springs must be designed and placed in such a way that the overall functions of the device in question are fully guaranteed. This requires both creativity and a high degree of know-how and experience from the designers, who design and place the spring elements in such a way that as little space as possible is required, but the clamp connection functions permanently and reliably.
The challenge: the core issue of spring design
If a mechanical engineering company designs a device for a very specific technical application in which clamping/spring elements are also provided at specific points, the required spring forces are not always known from the outset. This is particularly the case with new designs, especially when there are no or only approximate empirical values for the intended application.
In such cases, our customers often turn to us to make use of our many years of experience in the field of spring technology.
The solution: sample construction
After a spring design concept is pre-developed and completed, a prototype for the application is constructed based on the concept created. As a result, the subsequent use of the retaining clips can be simulated and any errors that may occur can be improved and optimized. A sample design saves the customer a lot of money - innovations can be brought to series maturity quickly.
Individual clamping springs
Due to our many years of varied experience in the production of individual clamping springs, we can offer high-quality solutions for a wide variety of applications. A modern machine park supports the range of our possibilities for the production of individual clamping springs: It often only takes a few days from the customer inquiry to the finished end product.
Mario Schaaf GmbH & CO. KG is at your disposal as a manufacturer with all of its experience – also and especially when things have to be done quickly.