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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Hang it all - it's the spring that counts

Hang it all - it's the spring that counts Applied Spring Technology has solved a problem for a global packaging company in London, supplying dress and fashion hangers to leading High Street retailers. The hangers are the type that compress to the centre, and then expand left and right to fit the garment. The problem was that manufacturers were putting size 8s on the spring-loaded hanger for shipment to the UK in huge container-loads, which were size 10s by the time the retailer unloaded them! Working closely with the packaging company, AST developed a 'clever little spring' giving just the right force, produced the desired results; garments did not increase in size, nor did they fall off the hangers in transit. The traditional method used a wire compression spring, and as the arms of the clothes hanger were compressed to reduce the size for small garments, the force increased. The AST solution is different in that the spring within the clothes hanger is constant force - slightly negative - so that, as the clothes hanger is reduced in size to accommodate small garments, the load reduces a little so as not to stretch the garments.

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