The Instant Quote feature provided in the calculator allows you to make a purchase for one or more spring designs at a time. You get wholesale pricing and our average lead time is three weeks. You can also email the spring design to yourself and the spring design shall include the blueprint, full spring analysis, custom spring quote, as well as stock spring suggestions provided to you by our Spring Finder tool on our stock spring website, The Spring Store.
For instructions on how to use our Free Online Spring Calculator visit our pages:
Many of our customers have become addicted to how simple our spring calculators are to use and how efficient it makes the ordering process. The easy to use format and custom blueprint generation cannot be found anywhere else on the web.
In order to begin using our calculators you will need to know how to measure your springs. The tool that you will need is a dial or digital caliper. Please also note whether you are measuring in inches or millimeters so your inputs are correct on the calculator.
How to Measure Compression Springs:
The first calculator we have is a compression spring calculator.
You will need to know how to measure the following variables:
-Wire Diameter -Outer Diameter -Free Length -Number of Coils
You will also need to determine your wire type. Determine wire types is based on environmental conditions. The most common type of material is Music Wire. If the spring is going to be exposed to water please choose Stainless Steel 302.
Determining your compression spring end type:
Please see the images below to determine which end type you have on your spring. For more information on each end type please see our How to measure springs page.
How to Measure Extension Springs:
To measure extension springs you will need to know the following measurements:
As with compression springs you will also need to determine your wire type. Determine wire types is based on environmental conditions. The most common type of material is Music Wire. If the spring is going to be exposed to water please choose Stainless Steel 302.
Determining Hook Type:
Choosing a hook type is very important in extension spring design. In order to have your extension spring function properly you will need to know which type of hook will work best. If you do need a hook on your extension spring, the most economical choice of hook when purchasing from Acxess Spring is the cross over center or side hook. The extended hooks are the most expensive of the 5. For more help on measuring your extension spring please visit our spring measurements page.
How to Measure Torsion Springs:
In order to use the torsion spring calculator you will need to use your calipers to get the following measurements.
-Wire Diameter -Outer Diameter -Inner Diameter (if OD is unknown) -Leg Lengths -Number of Coils -Direction of Wind
Please note that the number of coils you enter will effect your free position. It is very important that you have the correct free position for your spring to work correctly. For more help on measuring your torsion spring please visit our how to measure springs page.
In order to determine your free position from your number of active coils simply multiply the decimal and numbers after the decimal by 360.
For example 9.25 total coils 0.25 x 360 = 90 degree free position