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I wish to rotate a short cylinder (thick disc) by 150 degrees. I chosed to use a double torsion spring for this (as the picture below). The picture shows only one side.

I wonder if the above design (cylinder and spring) would actually work. I have no knowledge in springs.. Do you have alternative suggestions for the design of cylinder and springenter image description here?

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Yes. To reduce wear, material fatigue, and strength needed to turn it, you should use a couple coils of the spring, leave enough play so it won't seize when tensioned, and obviously the disc needs to sit on an independent bearing/bushing/hinge to turn, spring only providing tension - it's no replacement for a bearing.

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