Helical Products Company, an MW Industries Company

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New Prototype Cell Provides Quick Turnaround

Santa Maria, CA – Helical Products Company, part of the MW Industries family of companies, announces their new prototype cell dedicated to quickly provide new designs for test and evaluation reducing the lead time for prototypes by over 50%. For the past 40 years we have been manufacturing custom couplings, u-joints and machined spring prototypes and the lead times have been consistently the...

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Curiosity Mars Rover Has Landed Safely on Mars!
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Curiosity Mars Rover Has Landed Safely on Mars!

Helical Products Company, Inc. is proud to have been selected to design and manufacture machined springs and flexible couplings for Curiosity. Known worldwide for outstanding quality and reliability, this is the third Mars Rover combining Helical's Engineering Expertise and manufacturing skill to produce The first of the parts from Helical is a custom flexible coupling used in the Vibration...

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Helical Products Company Inc. is Launching into Space (Again)!
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Helical Products Company Inc. is Launching into Space (Again)!

Helical Products Company, Inc. is proud to announce that several of its parts are present on NASA's latest space explorer, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity" rover. Helical's engineering team designed and manufactured both flexible couplings and machined springs for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, working closely with JPL's engineers on these precise, custom designs. Among these parts is a...

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Machined Springs offer customer-specified end attachments.
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Machined Springs offer customer-specified end attachments.

HELI-CAL® Flexure technology enables customer-specified end attachments - tangs, clamps, flanges, or threaded ends - to be integrated into multi-functional springs. Useful in design and production of springs that require close tolerances and optimal performance characteristics, system can enhance springs to facilitate assembly jobs, minimize maintenance, as well as promote predictability...

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Couplings compensate for mechanical movement irregularities.

Single-piece, flexible couplings compensate for angular and skewed misalignment, parallel offset, and axial motion. Performance characteristics include no maintenance, no backlash, no lubrication, constant rotational velocity, and smooth bearing loads. Couplings are manufactured with ODs from 3/8-3 in. and in metric ODs of 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50 mm, and inch and metric bore sizes may be...

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17-4PH St ainless Steel Provides Twice the Torque Capacity
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17-4PH St ainless Steel Provides Twice the Torque Capacity

SANTA MARIA, CA., March 6, 2006-Helical's 17-4PH stainless steel couplings are ideal when high strength, excellent fatigue resistance and high torsional stiffness are called for in an application. When compared to both 303 stainless steel and 7075-T6 aluminum, 17-4PH provides twice the torque. Helical is the only company that claims to manufacture beam couplings out of 17-4PH stainless steel....

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Beam Couplings provide fatigue resistance.
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Beam Couplings provide fatigue resistance.

Machined from solid piece of 17-4 PH stainless steel, Beam Couplings can transmit torque through 5Â-º if required, and operate in temperatures up to 600ºF. General purpose Series H and Series W are suited for pumps, lead screws, and positioning systems. Series MC offers higher torque capacity and torsional stiffness with 2 sets of flexures. Series H accommodates shaft sizes from...

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Manufacturing Service addresses complex spring applications.
Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Manufacturing Service addresses complex spring applications.

Applied to design and manufacture of machined springs, HELI-CAL® Flexure technology can precisely match workload and dimensional requirements for range of applications. It employs curved beam to provide controlled elastic performance in compression, torsion, lateral bending, and lateral displacement modes. Machined spring can be made from single piece of material and incorporate customer's...

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Couplings feature integrated attachments.
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Couplings feature integrated attachments.

One-piece flexible couplings can be combined with multitude of end connections and coil configurations for variety of applications. They may be specified in various materials and will accommodate for angular, parallel, or skewed misalignments. Optimal performance is achieved with use of magnetic or non-magnetic, corrosion-resistant stainless steels, aluminum alloys, titanium, and Delrin.

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Electronic Components & Devices

New Prototype Cell Provides Quick Turnaround

Santa Maria, CA – Helical Products Company, part of the MW Industries family of companies, announces their new prototype cell dedicated to quickly provide new designs for test and evaluation reducing the lead time for prototypes by over 50%. For the past 40 years we have been manufacturing custom couplings, u-joints and machined spring prototypes and the lead times have been consistently the...

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Coming Soon! Webinar; Machined Springs vs. Wire Wound Springs

Santa Maria, CA –Â- Helical Products Company is honored to join forces with Design World to bring you a Webinar based off the popular white paper; Choosing between Machined and Wire Wound Springs. Join us June 17, 2015 for this webinar that will review differences between these two types of springs along with the advantages of each and application tips. If you work with torsion or...

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Curiosity Mars Rover Has Landed Safely on Mars!
Electronic Components & Devices

Curiosity Mars Rover Has Landed Safely on Mars!

Helical Products Company, Inc. is proud to have been selected to design and manufacture machined springs and flexible couplings for Curiosity. Known worldwide for outstanding quality and reliability, this is the third Mars Rover combining Helical's Engineering Expertise and manufacturing skill to produce The first of the parts from Helical is a custom flexible coupling used in the Vibration...

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Helical Products Company Inc. is Launching into Space (Again)!
Electronic Components & Devices

Helical Products Company Inc. is Launching into Space (Again)!

Helical Products Company, Inc. is proud to announce that several of its parts are present on NASA's latest space explorer, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity" rover. Helical's engineering team designed and manufactured both flexible couplings and machined springs for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, working closely with JPL's engineers on these precise, custom designs. Among these parts is a...

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Video Series Demonstrates Helical Machined Springs

What are machined springs?" is a question with which Helical Products Company, Inc. is very familiar. Determined to answer that exact question in detail, the manufacturing company has recently uploaded a series of videos highlighting the several solutions made possible through the application of machined springs. These custom flexures provide the solution to several complex motion control...

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3D CAD Models of Helical Couplings Available for Download

January 11, 2011 - Helical Products joined forces with TraceParts back in 2009, creating 3D CAD Models of the standard flexible shaft couplings. Now, the company's website (heli‐cal.com) features direct links to view and download these informative 3D models. When accessing the relevant charts of a particular series, a column appears citing the specific link to the TraceParts illustration. To...

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Machined Springs offer customer-specified end attachments.
Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Machined Springs offer customer-specified end attachments.

HELI-CAL® Flexure technology enables customer-specified end attachments - tangs, clamps, flanges, or threaded ends - to be integrated into multi-functional springs. Useful in design and production of springs that require close tolerances and optimal performance characteristics, system can enhance springs to facilitate assembly jobs, minimize maintenance, as well as promote predictability...

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ISO 9001:2000/AS9100 Certification

SANTA MARIA, CA -November 3, 2006--Helical Products Company, Inc. announced today that it has been certified to ISO 9001:2000 and the more stringent AS9100 Rev.B quality assurance standard by QMI. The AS9100 certification is a globally recognized aerospace-sector standard that defines the quality-system requirements for suppliers in the aerospace industry. AS9100 is based on ISO 9001:2000 with...

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Electronic Components & Devices

Couplings compensate for mechanical movement irregularities.

Single-piece, flexible couplings compensate for angular and skewed misalignment, parallel offset, and axial motion. Performance characteristics include no maintenance, no backlash, no lubrication, constant rotational velocity, and smooth bearing loads. Couplings are manufactured with ODs from 3/8-3 in. and in metric ODs of 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50 mm, and inch and metric bore sizes may be...

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