Garter Springs

Garter Springs

With over 50 years of experience in the spring manufacturing industry, Irvine Springs is proud to be a market-leading supplier of garter springs, distributing them to businesses in every corner of the globe. 

What sets us apart from the competition is that no spring order is the same. We possess an enviable reputation for manufacturing an extensive range of exceptional-quality springs that are all bespoke to your requirements. Using top-grade materials, finishes, custom ends and cutting-edge design and modelling software, all of our springs are delivered on time and in full (OTIF). With many years of expertise in the spring manufacturing industry and strict quality control, we can guarantee there will be consistent precision with every order. 

If you require garter springs, please supply us with a drawing, so we can fulfil your request or complete our online contact form so we can provide you with a bespoke quote. In addition to garter springs, we also manufacture torsion springs, compression springs, tension springs, wire forms, flat springs, clock springs and die springs. Not sure which ones you need? Contact us today!

What Are Garter Springs?

A garter spring is a type of helical spring that is created by forming a circle using connecting ends, providing a strong, radial and clamping force. They can also be created from compression springs, exerting an outward radial force or from extension springs, exerting an inward radial force.

Garter springs are commonly used to reinforce a rubber seal around pipe joints or a rotating shaft. 

Since one of their most common uses is to secure seals around oil pipes, they are also known as oil springs. 

Garter Spring Uses And Applications

With these sorts of pipes carrying liquid, the garter spring ensures that the seal remains secure and tight regardless of changes in size due to the liquid’s pressure or temperature.

You can also typically find them in motor drive belts, conveyor systems, hydraulic pump seals, washing machine seals and off-road wheel seals. They are surprisingly useful as the seal prevents leaks or contamination from water, dust, lubricants and chemicals as they can withstand forces coming from all directions. They’re also great at handling environmental changes, such as pressure and temperature

Garter Spring Specification

Irvine Springs believes that customers should receive products and a service just as unique as they are and we are proud to possess a team of highly-skilled spring makers who are able to produce springs to specification. Whether you require a prototype and small quantity order or a large volume and ongoing supply order, our team of experts will be more than happy to help!

Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities allow us to produce bespoke garter springs that meet your specific requirements, coming in a wide variety of sizes and mainly manufactured in stainless steel or carbon steel.

How Can Irvine Springs Help You?

The team at Irvine Springs are here for you and your business. We are 100% committed to crafting and engineering high-quality and innovative garter springs, using the latest technology in the industry, whilst providing our customers with a faultless and bespoke service that fully meets their requirements. 

If you would like to speak to one of our experts about your requirements or need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today by calling us on +44 (0)1294 279 396 or emailing us at We hope to hear from you soon!

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