DBM Universal Spring Cylinder

This style of spring plunger has become a key to solving the puzzles encountered in machine and fixture design and build. It's the DBM Universal Spring CylinderThe "Adaptomizable" Spring Plunger.

Available in 3 styles: Threaded, Non-threaded and Guided (twin plungers), each style is available in 4 sizes and 2 spring forces. Please note, the Guided Style is not a stock item and is quoted on request.  Other special designs and spring forces can be supplied as well. Please contact us for a prompt quotation.

Click on a body style below to view full specifications and accessories and download 2D or 3D CAD models.

Application Examples

Threaded and Non-Threaded Styles

Guided Style

Remote Actuation

Indexing Application

Offset Force

Multiple Spring-Loaded Mechanical Stops with Retract Locks

Stop Block with Proximity Sensor

Spring-Loaded Rail

Remote Cable Actuated

Retract Lock

Stock/Work Piece Crowder

Roller Detent

Custom-Made Spring Stop with Special Material

Detent or Cam

Standard Swivel Pad

Tension Application

Stop with Air Cylinder

Rotate-and-Hold Application

Shot Pin with Air Cylinder

Trunion Mount

How can it help?

Designed for customization by simply attaching accessories at either end, the DBM Universal Spring Cylinder can be adapted to many uses and reduce custom design costs.

The spring loaded plunger incorporates a tapped hole with concentric pilot bore on the compression end and a threaded extension on the tension end. It is easy to add standard or custom accessories and create a device that fills a variety of needs--in compression or tension. It can also be used directly without accessories (as in indexing applications). Designed with precision tolerances, the DBM Universal Spring Cylinder is built to handle indexing and locating tasks. The hardened steel plunger extends completely through the body providing a large bearing surface for offset loads.

An optional retract lock is available for the threaded and non-threaded styles. Completely retracting the plunger and rotating it 90 degrees will hold the plunger in the retracted position. See example applications on the left.

We provide a number of options for mounting the DBM Universal Spring Cylinder. Plus, we offer numerous accessories for both the compression and tension end.

Compression End Accessories

Tension End Accessories

Mounting Accessories

Special designs and spring forces can be supplied as well. Call or send specifications for a prompt quotation.

Thank you for your interest in the DBM Universal Spring Cylinder!