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Common Uses for Extension Springs

Posted on June 28, 2019 by IDC Spring

We’ve all seen extension springs before, even if we didn’t know exactly what they were called. These are coiled wire springs with two ends on them to make it easy to attach them to another part, which is what allows them to add resistance to a heavier force for purposes of adjusting tension. What are…

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5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Torsion Springs

Posted on August 28, 2020 by IDC Spring

Does anything else in a home get the workout of a garage door opener? The door is called upon day after day to open and close, meaning the opener must move a heavy weight up and down multiple times. Little wonder that the torsion springs that do most of the heavy lifting for a garage…

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Choosing the Right Material Finish Type for Mechanical Springs

Posted on August 25, 2020 by IDC Spring

Many projects succeed or fail based on the quality of materials used in their execution. If you select a building block made from a subpar material, you can’t expect your project to turn out well. But when you choose something made from material recognized for its durability and strength, your project stands a better chance…

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Torsion vs. Extension Springs

Posted on August 18, 2020 by IDC Spring

While it may seem garage doors work by magic, they require springs to do the hard work of moving them up and down. There are two different types of garage door springs — torsion and extension springs. Torsion springs are newer than the extension variety, and they have very different ways of functioning. Still, both…

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3 Reasons Why Garage Door Torsion Spring Length Matters

Posted on August 13, 2020 by IDC Spring

If you encounter a broken garage door opener or notice that the cables on a garage door seem to be too worn for their age, the issue may not be mechanical. Instead, it could be a problem with the springs used in the door. When torsion springs are sized incorrectly, they can lead to safety…

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