Lee Spring address the issues of extreme conditions through use of specialist materials and while low or high temperatures may take our minds toward expensive exotic alloys, extreme conditions vary to a wide extent such as being highly sensitive to magnetic, electrical or chemical conditions.
To meet these conditions it also offers the ex-stock LeeP™ plastic spring range which provides non-magnetic, non-corrosive and chemically inert properties in a lightweight package and are often a complete solution for applications in areas of medical device manufacturing, pharmaceutical equipment, aerospace and lightweight e.g. portable instrumentation.
Custom springs made with super alloys or exotic alloys, offer enhanced performance properties including excellent strength and durability, and resistance to oxidation, corrosion and deforming at high temperatures or under extreme pressure. Because of these properties, super alloys make the best spring materials for demanding working conditions, which can be encountered across various industry sectors where they can deal with extreme cold or heat. This may include the automotive, marine and aerospace sectors as well as oil and gas extraction, thermal processing, petrochemical processing and power generation, jet turbine or nuclear applications.
“Working in a harsh environment in this case could mean anything from equipment required underwater, battling saltwater corrosion, to 35,000 feet up in the air contending with high wind speeds and low temperatures,” says Chris Petts, managing director at Lee Spring Ltd.
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