A new technical guide published by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. provides
high current transmission and distribution equipment designers with a
detailed look at how springs can solve tough connecting and conducting
The eight-page guide, titled "Connecting and Conducting Solutions for
High Current Power Transmission & Distribution," describes the use of
the company's compact, precision-engineered Bal Seal Canted Coil Spring®
as an electrical contact element for switchgears, circuit breakers,
current transformers, cable accessories and other power management
equipment. The guide presents data on the spring's current-carrying
capacity (in amps), as well as mechanical and electrical properties such
as thermal conductivity (in W/m-K°), resistivity (in µO-cm) and hardness
(HV). A full-page illustration depicts the springs at their approximate
The Bal Seal Canted Coil Spring®, a proven solution already at work in
critical power transmission and distribution applications worldwide,
offers OEMs the ability to reduce costs, elimiate maintenance issues,
and improve equipment performance. Available in a broad range of coil
heights, wire materials and plating types, the spring maintains a nearly
constant force over a broad compression range, compensating for angular
misalignment, surface irregularities and even temperature changes
without significant deviation from its initial force. Each coil works
independently, maintaining contact with the mating surface and ensuring
maximum conductivity. The versatile component's locking, latching and
holding properties also allow designers to meet very specific insertion
and breakaway force requirements.
The new guide can be downloaded free of charge from the company's online
technical library at http://www.balseal.com/tmb-13-power-transmission-distribution.
Requests for free printed copies can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. is a leading global provider of
custom-engineered sealing, connecting, conducting and EMI/RFI shielding
and grounding solutions. The company's products employ unique Bal Seal
Canted Coil Spring® technology to promote enhanced equipment performance
and reliability. For the latest news and information about Bal Seal,
call 800.366.1006, or e-mail email@example.com.
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