Lee Spring has donated torsion springs for use in the pedal box of the University of Liverpool's Formula Student race car.
Engineering students taking part in the Formula Student racing car project at the University of Liverpool have benefitted from a donation of several torsion springs from Lee Spring UK.
Formula Student is an international competition that sees student-led teams around the world design, build, and race single-seat racing cars. The University of Liverpool Motorsport team consists mostly of students working towards their Masters degree in Engineering.
Thomas Galea, a ULM Team Member and Year 2 Mechanical Engineering MEng student, states: "Lee Spring supplied torsion springs that are positioned in the pedal box assembly in the 2013 car, ULM008, and are used to return the pedals to position. They are absolutely perfect for what we need."
Torsion springs are used for hinges, counterbalances and lever return applications, and are commonly found in swing-down tailgates, garage doors and even clothes pegs. The torsion springs supplied for this application are standard stock springs selected from the Lee Spring catalogue.
The Liverpool University Formula Student team competes in the UK at Silverstone and internationally. In 2012 the team was placed fourth in the UK Universities competition at Silverstone, including a win in one of the events. For further information about Formula Student go to www.formulastudent.com.
The latest Lee Spring catalogue, which is available to download from the website, features a range of stock spring designs, including 2000 recently added metric sizes. For more information go to www.leespring.co.uk or telephone +44 (0)118 978 1800.