Tension Springs

Tension Springs Manufacturer & Supplier

Our highly-trained and passionate team of spring makers manufacture and supply a wide range of round wire tension springs and extension springs, fully bespoke to suit your unique requirements and can be made using a large selection of materials that we have in stock.

Supply us with a drawing of what you need or send us your requirements and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your options and provide you with a quote.

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

How Do We Create Tension Springs?

Tension springs, or extension springs, are one of the most commonly known springs in the spring manufacturing industry. They are tightly wound coils that are designed to operate with tension force.

Tension springs are helical coiled springs designed to bring components together, or for attachment purposes – using loops and hooks – rather than to keep them apart. A high-tension spring works by absorbing energy and storing it and when tension is applied, its energy creates a resistance to counter the pulling force.

The initial tension applied dictates how close these coils are and by controlling this initial tension, it is possible to customise the spring to cater to specific load requirements. The coiled design of a spring is what provides the strength and elasticity. A tension spring is tightly wound and when in a rest state, it remains coiled. We include interfaces such as eyes, hooks or loops at both ends to facilitate attachment to other components.

Common Uses Of Tension Springs

The design, size and flexibility of a tension spring mean it has lots of uses including:

  • Garage doors
  • The automotive industry
  • Trampolines
  • Farm machinery
  • Vice-grip pliers
  • Toys
  • Washing and medical devices

As a leading tension spring supplier in the uk, we allow a variety of dimensional ranges to be used and when looking at tension springs for sale, factors such as the material, wire size, finish and ends will determine the appropriate choices.

Facts About Tension Springs

Wire Size: 0.025mm (.005”) upwards

Material: spring steel, stainless steel, silicon-chrome, high carbon, beryllium-copper, inconnel, galvanised wire, mild steel, phosphor bronze, brass.

Ends: there is a wide variety of end types that can be put on a tension spring including machine loops, extended loops, double loops, tapers, threaded inserts, hooks or eyes at various positions and extended hooks.

Finishes: zinc/colour passivates, black zinc nickel, electroless nickel, black oxidise, copper plating, tin, chrome acid passivate, colour dyeing, silver.

Quantities: we can produce large quantities efficiently using modern computer-aided-machines but we have the facility to make small quantities of prototypes and samples to specifications.

How Can Irvine Springs Help You?

The team at Irvine Springs, a leading tension springs supplier and manufacturer in the UK, are passionate about and dedicated to crafting and engineering high-quality and innovative tension springs, using the latest technology in the spring making industry, whilst providing our customers with a top-rated 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 info@irvinesprings.com. We hope to hear from you soon!

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