Clock Springs

Clock Springs

At Irvine Springs, we have an enviable reputation for producing a wide range of high-quality springs, such as clock springs, that are all tailored to your specific needs, using the best quality materials, finishes and custom ends. With our bespoke products married with our many years of expertise in the spring manufacturing industry and strict quality control, you’ll always be assured of the precision with every part. 

If you require clock springs, please supply us with a drawing, so we can fulfill your request as needed. Alternatively, complete our contact form so we can provide you with a bespoke quote. 

In addition to clock springs, we also manufacture torsion springs, compression springs, tension springs, wire forms, flat springs, and die springs. Not sure which ones you need? Contact us today!

What Are Clock Springs?

Clock springs, also known as power springs, mainsprings or flat torsion springs are made by winding a pre-stressed flat strip of spring material, such as steel, around an axle, or arbour, into a retaining, securing ring. This ring, also referred to as the barrel, holds the pre-wound spring in place, effectively producing a mechanical power source in a compact space.

They are sometimes used in place of torsion springs, because they provide torsion as their circular movement is more appropriate to a particular application, especially where that circular motion is required in a confined space.

How Do They Work?

Whether you call them clock springs, mainsprings, or power springs, they are extremely versatile devices and have a whole host of uses in many different industries.

How they work is that the inner end of the spring, or the arbor, is fixed over the shaft of the mechanism, with the outer end being attached to the barrel. The arbor is then turned to wind up the spring, releasing energy when allowed to uncoil.

Common Uses Of Clock Springs

As the name implies, they are most commonly used in traditional clocks and watches, but they also have a much wider range of applications. Where linear springs, such as compression and tension springs are able to capture movements, clock springs are designed for rotation so can be used for things, such as:

  • Airbags and car horns
  • Revolving doors
  • MRI Scanners
  • Wind-up toys
  • Music boxes

As a UK leading clock spring manufacturer, we can produce a variety of dimensional ranges to be used and when looking at clock springs, factors such as the material, wire size, finish and ends will determine the appropriate choices.

Specifications Of Our Clock Springs

The team at Irvine Springs is proud to offer a unique and flexible service. Whether you need a large volume order, an ongoing supply, or a small one-off fulfillment, our team of experts will be more than happy to help!

Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities allow us to produce bespoke clock springs that meet your specific requirements, coming in a wide variety of sizes, revolutions, and end configurations. The most commonly used material is stainless steel with rounded edges as this has a better resistance against metal fatigue and as a consequence, an increased number of cycles.

How Can Irvine Springs Help You?

If you are looking for clock springs in the UK or worldwide, Irvine Springs can certainly help. As leading spring suppliers, we have a wide variety of solutions to choose from and our team is dedicated to engineering high-quality and reliable solutions that truly stand the test of time. 

Expertly designed and crafted, we manufacture all of our springs to the highest of standards.

For further information, or to discuss your requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today by emailing info@irvinesprings.com or calling 01294 279 396.

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