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FlexForce™ Canted Coil Springs
Advanced EMC Technologies is the premiere canted coil spring manufacturer in the United States. And our FlexForce™ Springs are a particularly unique canted coil spring! They were originally designed as an energizer for Teflon seals, and provided a predictable and very flat load curve in the compressed position for seal applications that required highly critical friction and torque specifications.
In the last 20 years, this unique spring design has found applications in connecting two components — “latching and holding” — where the insertion and removal force can be designed with great accuracy.
In addition to mechanical Locking or holding applications, connecting for optimum electrical conductivity is possible due to the small coil size and the number of independent coils. In regard to EMI/RFI shielding applications, the slant coil spring offers an economical design option that can reduce radiated and conducted interference to prevent premature failure in electrical devices. The springs are available in 300 Series Stainless, Hastelloy and copper alloys to meet numerous environmental conditions or specific conductivity or shielding requirements.
Medical Electromechanical and Devices:
The Flexforce canted coil spring is used in medical implanted and non-implanted devices for connecting (latching and holding) where insertion and removal forces can be specified or for reliable electrical connectivity or one assembly for both. The spring or assembly can be cleaned easily for an ultra-clean environment which is paramount in orthopedic and surgical devices.
Our Fluoroseal and Fluorolip energized sealing products stand against leakage in medical pumps, valves, fluid delivery systems.
Oil & Gas Industry
The demands of oilfield applications include resistance to pressure, temperature and chemical compatibility for downhole and aggressive fluids pumped down hole for fracking.
The FlexForce™ canted coil spring provides superior mechanical and electrical connections in downhole tools.
In applications where reliable connections are critical such electric or hybrid vehicles, our FlexForce™ canted coil spring is a superior option in these vehicle platforms. The spring’s ability to latch, lock and conduct allows engineers to reduce weight and complex assemblies.
Aerospace & Defense
The FlexForce™ canted coil spring is used in connecting designs and protection against lightning strike with the ability to conduct electricity while serving as a locking or connecting mechanism.
We offer our Canted Coil FlexForce springs in gold, silver and nickel plating for use in electronic and semiconductor applications.
- Latching Hardware
- Holding Component
- Locking System Hardware
- Electrical Contact
- EMI/RFI Shielding
- Contact and Latching
- Predictable In/Out Force
- Easy Hold & Lock Design
- Numerous Contacts
- Cross Sections .032” to .375”
- Stainless & Copper Alloys
- Almost Zero Compression Set
- Available in light, medium and heavy loads spring force in standard or custom sizes
- Wire diameter between 0.25 mm (0.010 inch) and 1.50 mm (0.059 inch)
- Coil width between 1.5 mm (0.039 inch) and 15 mm (0.591 inch)
- Wire materials are stainless steel, hastelloy, copper alloys
- Plating-Silver, Gold or Nickel
- Flat Load Curve
- Standard & Custom Sizes
- Aerospace & Defense
- Fluid Power Industry
- Medical Device
- Oil & Gas