Torsion springs exert rotary force by twisting. Designed to fit a variety of applications, torsion springs include a coiled section of wire and two legs. Common torsion spring applications include mouse traps, car door handles and clipboard clamps. To find out how to measure torsion springs, follow this brief guideline.
To begin, it’s important to understand a few fundamental features of torsion spring design. When you measure a torsion spring, you must determine the following elements:
For more clarification around spring and wire form terms, explore our terminology glossary. Follow the steps below to obtain correct torsion spring measurements.
To measure a torsion spring, you will need a micrometer, dial calipers, or a tape measure for larger springs, such as garage door springs. Use the following instructions to find accurate torsion spring measurements:
From standard torsion springs to complex, made-to-order items, Master Spring works closely with you to determine your application requirements. Learn more about torsion spring designs and custom prototyping, or contact us for help with your spring measurement.
Master Spring designs and manufactures custom torsion springs for a range of applications and industries, including commercial lighting, renewable energy, and others. Our modern technology can manufacture torsion springs with wire diameters as small as 0.010” or as large as 0.250” (0.25 mm to 6.4 mm). Common torsion spring materials include:
No matter your design, size specifications or budget, the Master Spring team wants to talk to you and find the best torsion spring solution for your exact application.