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## What is the deflection angle on a torsion spring?

Deflection angle represents the angle between the legs as well as the maximum spring rotation. All springs rotate until their legs are parallel. For example, a spring with a 90° deflection angle will rotate a maximum of 90°.

## What is the unused angle between the ends of a torsion spring called as?

The free position of a torsion spring, also known as unloaded position, is the angle that the torsion spring’s legs create when it is in its relaxed state before any load is placed on it. The angle is determined by the total amount of coils in the spring since the legs start at the point where the coil ends.

**What is free angle in spring?**

The free angle of a torsion spring is the angular difference between the two legs that protrude from the coil body when the spring is not loaded. Measuring the free angle can be done by using tools as simple as a protractor or as advanced as an optical comparator.

**Do torsion springs work in both directions?**

Depending on the application, a torsion springs can be designed to work in a clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation, thus determining the direction of the wind.

### Are torsion springs linear?

Torsion springs obey Hooke’s Law, but it is an angular form (𝞽 = kθ) of the equation rather than linear.

### Why are two springs wounded in opposite direction?

Torsion springs are always loaded in direction of winding so that it gives good spring back effect and desired force. If loaded in opposite direction, it tends to unwind the spring turns and deforms plastically losing its initial stiffness characteristics.

**Which way do you wind a torsion spring?**

A torsion spring must always be loaded in the direction of the spring wire so the spring body closes.

**Which way do you wind a left torsion spring?**

The right hand winding springs are wound in a clockwise direction. Thus, they have their end of wire on the right side. On the other hand, a left hand winding spring is wound in an anti-clockwise direction, and has its end of wire on the left side.

## What is torsion spring rate?

The definition of torsion spring rate is the amount of force per 360 degrees of radial travel. Torsion force is typically noted in pounds or newtons based on English or metric measurements. This can be further broken down into the amount of force per degree by simply dividing by 360 degrees.

## Are torsion springs constant force?

The most common constant force spring is a spiral wound torsion spring, which is sometimes referred to as a steel strip spring. It can be manufactured to produce a consistent force over a linear motion.