Engineering and Tolerance

Learn About: REDUX™ Wave Springs

Lee Spring’s REDUX™ Wave Springs offer optimum performance in reduced spatial environments. REDUX™ Wave Springs are designed to replace conventional round wire Compression Springs in applications requiring a tight load deflection specification in a space critical environment.

Typically, REDUX™ Wave Springs occupy a very small area relative to the amount of work they can perform. In fact, Lee’s REDUX™ Wave Springs can reduce the size and weight of the assembly by as much as 50%. REDUX Wave Springs are manufactured from a single filament of Type 17-7 Stainless Steel flat wire formed in continuous precise coils with uniform diameters and waves. They are offered in booth Imperial and Metric sizes, with Imperial diameters from .250” (6.35 mm) to 1.75” (44.45 mm) to meet load requirements from 2 lbs (8.9 N) to 90 lbs (400.3 N) and Metric diameters from 6 mm(.236 in) to 45 mm (1.772 in) to meet load requirements from 6 N (1.35 lbs) to 400 N (89.9 lbs).

REDUX™ Specifications:

Material: Stainless Steel Type 17-7 PH

Wire: Single strand of pre-tempered flat wire

Temperature: Maximum 650” F (340” C)

Finish: Passivated

Coils: Continuous Coil

Design: Uniform diameter and wave heights

Tips for Selecting and Using REDUX™ Wave Springs

  • Avoid operating beyond the listed Nominal Load and Working Height, or the stresses may cause permanent spring set or failure.
  • Solid Height information is provided for reference only. Operating to solid will cause extreme overstress regardless of the actual load or size of a wave spring design.
  • Make sure to install the REDUX™ Wave Spring with the correct Hole and Rod sizes. The listed Hole Diameter and Rod Diameter are properly matched with the spring to insure clearance fit. The spring’s Outside Diameter and Inside Diameter are approximate only.

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