Available in unalloyed steel and stainless steel. Minimum order value of £15+VAT. Shipping to the UK only.
Wave Springs from Metrol UK
We offer a huge range of wave spring designs suitable for your needs as leading wave spring manufacturers. Our steel wave springs can be manufactured using unalloyed spring steel and stainless steel to meet the requirements of your project.
What is a Wave Spring?
Wave springs are a type of compression spring made of flat wire. They get their name from the multiple makeups of waves per turn.
The flat wire and multiple waves combine to create the same spring force at reduced work heights compared to round wire coil springs. Our multi-coil wave springs are made from flat spring material and are suitable for use in applications where a low mounting dimension is required.
A wave spring's total length and working height are lower than conventional round wire springs, allowing for a 50% reduction in mounting dimensions. This means that wave springs are ideal for tight radial and axial spaces. In addition, since they are typically smaller and take less material to produce, there can be cost savings associated with using wave springs over other wire spring types.
R= Spring Rate
Material and Finishings
Unalloyed spring steel:
Max working temperature: 120° C
Stainless spring steel:
Max working temperature: 250° C
1 kp = 9.80665 Newtons, 1 Newton = 0.10197 kp
Outer diameter does not exceed specified HD value at full compression.
Inner diameter does not exceed specified RD value at full compression.
Minimum load length Ln applies to dynamic loaded springs operating at temperatures of up to approximately 40°C for unalloyed spring steel and 120°C for stainless spring steel. At higher operating temperatures, the spring should not be loaded as far as Ln.
Common Applications of Wave Springs
From small to large diameters and light to heavy loads, wave springs are a reliable space-saving solution for many applications, including everyday items such as smartwatches, life-saving medical devices and robotic surgical instruments.
Wave Springs can be found within connectors, clutches, valves and pumps, and are suitable for both static and dynamic load applications. When using this type of spring for dynamic load applications, you should consider the spring fatigue and ensure a stronger wave spring is used.
Made-to-Measure Wave Springs from Metrol
We have a wide range of in-stock solutions for your wave springs; however, we can create a made-to-measure solution for your application if you cannot find a suitable wave spring from our catalogue. Simply use the form above to give us your specification, and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements further.
Contact Our Experienced Team Today
As wave spring manufacturers, we're best placed to advise you on the use or application of our products. If you need guidance, please don't hesitate to contact us using our online form or directly by calling us on 01604 499332.