Different home and business owners demand different types of garage doors to meet various needs. For that reason, garage door suppliers must keep in stock a wide range of different spring types — torsion springs included.
At IDC Spring, we serve as a torsion spring supplier for garage door companies and other brands that need high-quality torsion springs to create high-quality products. When you’re creating torsion spring garage door products and you need a supplier you can count on, look no further than IDC Spring
Cut-to-Length or Bulk Snakes (120″, 144″, 168″, or 192″)
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What Is a Torsion Spring?
A torsion door spring counterbalance system consists of one or two tightly wound springs on a steel shaft with a cable drum at each end. The entire torsion door spring mounts on the header wall above the garage door and has three supports: a center bearing plate with a steel bearing, and two end bearing plates.
The torsion springs themselves consist of steel wire with a stationary cone at one end and a winding cone at the other end. The stationary cone is attached to the center bearing plate. The winding cone consists of holes every 90 degrees for winding the springs, and two set screws to secure the springs to the shaft.
Steel counterbalance cables run from the roller brackets at the bottom corners of the door to a notch in the cable drums. When the door is raised, the torsion springs unwind and the stored tension lifts the door by turning the shaft, thus turning the cable drums and wrapping the cables around the grooves on the cable drums. When the door is lowered, the cables unwrap from the drums and the springs are rewound to full tension.
A lot of small pieces and components go into creating stock torsion springs. The performance and durability of torsion springs is dependent on the strength and integrity of each little part. We go to great lengths to ensure each small aspect of our torsion springs represents the utmost in strength, integrity and durability. When you choose IDC Spring as your torsion spring manufacturer, you secure parts that help your garage doors and other products reach their full potential.
Understanding Torsion Springs
It’s important to understand the different types of garage door torsion springs that are available. A torsion bar is simply a metal or rubber bar twisted around its axis by applying torque to the ends. These are not to be confused with torsion spring winding bars. A torsion spring winding bar is used to increase or decrease the tension in the garage door torsion springs as necessary.
The type of garage door torsion spring you would typically use is known as a helical torsion spring. This is a metal wire twisted into a helix, or coil shape, using sideways forces to twist the wire around its axis, as opposed to using shear stress, as in the torsion bar. For garage doors to open and close effectively, it’s important to have quality manufacturing in your torsion springs. Poorly manufactured torsion springs can break easily, leading to very unhappy homeowners and increased garage repair expenses.
We offer a wide range of different stock torsion springs, and we do this to ensure you can always find exactly what you’re looking for to create your products. As your torsion spring supplier, we can also create custom products that meet your exact specifications. After all, your customers and their homes and businesses are unique, and they often need unique overhead door solutions. Find the unique torsion spring garage door parts your products demand when you choose to work with IDC Spring
For the different type of garage door torsion springs available through IDC Spring, see below:
Why Choose IDC Spring?
When you’re looking for a trusted torsion spring manufacturer, it’s important to find a blend of experience, quality and affordability. After all, springs are a vital part of the products you’re selling to end users, and you can’t trust the creation of those springs to just any supplier.
We bring to each relationship more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing torsion springs that meet the highest quality standards. We choose to use only the strongest, toughest materials in the creation of torsion springs because strength and toughness help ensure your customers enjoy long-term performance and durability out of the products they buy from you. We only consider ourselves successful if our stock torsion springs help enhance your brand.
But we offer more than just great products at IDC Spring. We also focus on service excellence and an outstanding customer experience. We create custom springs when you need them, and we offer a just-in-time manufacturing system that quickly and efficiently delivers the parts you need — when you need them. We’re also here to answer questions or provide expert guidance, whether you’re an existing client of ours or just a provider looking to explore torsion spring possibilities. We’ve learned a lot about torsion springs and springs in general through our four-plus decades of manufacturing for and serving clients, and we are always glad to share that experience.
We also have three offices, located in Ohio, Minnesota and Arizona, which allow us to provide regional service on a national scale. IDC Spring has over forty years of experience manufacturing the highest-quality torsion springs. If you need torsion springs, or are looking for torsion spring replacements, there’s only one company to call!