Our Bal Spring™ canted coil springs for latching, locking, and holding applications are available in coiled diameters from 0.020 in. (0.51 mm), and in a variety of materials and surface finishes. In addition to fastening or latching, the canted coil spring can be designed to permanently lock two pieces together, or to perform a holding function whereby it provides a specific amount of drag between two components. Depending on design requirements, a spring may be engineered to require as much as 900–1,000 shearing lbs to release the two pieces.
Our mechanical spring technology is used in a broad range of industries and applications, including gear drives, pumping equipment, dispensing machines, mixing equipment, food processing machinery and safety devices.