Christian, Steve, Tom, and Joe (and Kevin the Robot) recently completed their robot training with RARUK Automation. JB Springs recently acquired a robotic arm that needed to complete Springtelligence training before it joined the production team. Some of the JB Springs team also had to learn how to use the UR10 E series robot. The team carried out training with RARUK Automation, a UK robotics, and automation company that specialise in collaborative robots, industrial robots, automation and feeding systems [...]
Over the summer several JB Springs employees took part in the Northern Total Warrior and Tough Mudder events. The Gargrave Warriors raised £10,000 for new IT equipment for Gargrave Primary School at the Great Northern Total Warrior in Braham Park. The Total Warrior challenge is a 12k course that includes obstacles like the ‘Human BBQ’, ‘The Plunge’ and ‘The Shocker’. The team enjoyed the challenge so much they are hoping to do it all again next year. Nicola Wiseman [...]
We would like to congratulate our apprentices on completing their apprenticeship training. Well done to Joe Wright who has completed his Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology, and to Ben McEwan, George Carmen, and Scott Tennant, who have all completed their Level 2 Diploma Foundation in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. Good luck in the next levels of your training.
As part of Bradford Manufacturing Week JB Springs will be welcoming two groups of students from Keighley College. Bradford Manufacturing Week takes place from 7th to the 18th of October. It is a unique event organised by Bradford Chamber of Commerce and is designed to showcase the district’s manufacturing strength to inspire, encourage and educate young people about the opportunities for a fulfilling and rewarding career in manufacturing - something we are very passionate about here at JB Springs. [...]
On the 20th and 21st, July JB Springs attended the Bradford Science Festival for the first time. The Bradford Science Festival is a free weekend full of fascinating science. This year’s festival explored a range of themes, including space travel, chemistry and caring for the environment. Held at Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum, the weekend was jam-packed, and provided hands-on discovery, exploration, and fun for people of all ages. JB Springs showcased spring-powered race cars and springy snakes [...]
How to measure a tension spring using a digital vernier caliper. Watch the video to find out more.
We are very sad to announce that Ian Smith passed away suddenly on the 16/08/19. Ian started at JB Springs straight from school back in October 1979 as a 16 year old, so this was his 40th year with the company. He was a hugely popular member of the team and shall be sadly missed. Ian was in charge of the grinding department with a skill set second to none. His experience, knowledge and guidance and above all his friendship [...]
JB Springs have recently acquired the UR10 E series, a six axis robotic arm that is currently undergoing Springtelligence training before it joins the production team. The UR10 E series has five key benefits, including: flexible deployment, easy programing, fast set-up, fast payback and unobstructed collaboration for greater productivity. The robotic arm has been dubbed the Universal Robot family’s most powerful robot. At JB Springs, we are continually striving to develop our linear manufacturing, therefore investing in a universal [...]
Congratulations to former employee, Ian Peel, who was part of the coaching team for the winning Saracens rugby team at Twickenham in the Championship final last month. The Saracens secured the double by overturning an 11-point deficit to defeat Exeter Chiefs in a gripping Gallagher Premiership final. Read the match report here.
Over the years, UK manufacturing has declined because we are not cost competitive. Consequently, to compete in a global market we have to do something special. We are not going to be cheaper than our global competitors which means that it is vital that we are more technically advanced. Improving productivity and continuing to be innovative are key factors in ensuring we remain at the forefront of technological thinking. To compete globally, UK manufacturers must embrace apprenticeships to excite [...]