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HELI-CAL Machined Spring®:
The HELI-CAL Flexure used as a machined spring is a single piece of material machined into a spring configured as either a compression, extension, torsion, lateral translation or lateral bending spring, to specific design requirements that provide more precise performance, feature and functions than other more traditional types of springs. Manufactured in a wide range of materials from Titanium, Stainless Steel, MP35N, Inconel, etc. The possibility of integrated attachments and multiple-start coil configurations (for squareness-under-load) give an endless array of solutions, offering engineers new levels of possibilities in their designs.
The “HELICAL Flexure” is an advanced and unique u-joint solution that generally exceeds the capabilities of common u-joint designs. A Helical u-joint is really a Flexure capable of over 5° angular misalignment. It may accommodate up to 90° of angular misalignment in certain circumstances. This type of u-joint will also compensate for axial and parallel misalignment. Replacement with maintenance free Helical Flexure u-joint can save money, both on initial purchase price and on maintenance costs.
The HELI-CAL Flexure used as a coupling will transmit torque while compensating for lateral, axial, and angular misalignment movements. This technology enables customer specified end attachments such as tangs, clamps, flanges or threaded ends, to be integrated into a single multifunctional component. Helical offers an extensive line of standard flexible couplings and has designed and manufactured over 20,000 custom couplings to maximize value and performance for 1000’s of customers.
In 1958, Helical Products, an MW company, invented the HELI-CAL® Flexure. The HELI-CAL® Flexure is the cylindrical helix for our HELI-CAL® product lines, developed from the observation that one piece, “flexured” flexible couplings offer maximum versatility in terms of form, function and reliability. The HELI-CAL® Flexure is a flexible helix (curved beam) machined from one piece of material into a specific configuration that incorporates special design requirements, performance features and/or characteristics. The adaptability of the HELI-CAL® Flexure has helped to solve thousands of mechanical misalignment and motion control problems.
Helical Products Company manufactures parts that provide a competitive edge combining simplicity of manufacture/ assembly with durability and quality in a compact design at a reasonable cost for virtually any industry from military and aerospace to medical and energy. Helical Products is AS9100 certified, RoHS Compliant and ITAR registered.