First part for CGR International and use of the CGR strain laboratory

Since officially becoming part of the CGR International family in January of this year, we have now produced our first ever part for CGR Montrichard – which was more than a bit unusual…! The part is a 16mm wire, variable pitch, conical spring. It was great to be able to support another company within the CGR group and we’re excited for the future opportunities which will become available to us. Another market-leading aspect of the CGR group is their [...]

By |2023-03-22T10:44:54+00:00March 8th, 2023|

Work experience manufacturing at JB Springs

Last month, we had the pleasure of hosting Joey Driscoll and Finlay Petrucci, who completed a week of work experience with us at JB Springs (pictured above respectively with long-standing employee Tom Cox who runs our WAFIOS Aktiengesellschaft FUL86 and other coilers). They experienced a range of areas around the factory and enjoyed their experience learning about the Springtelligence behind our spring manufacturing. Finlay sent us a very kind card thanking us for offering him the opportunity. He wrote, [...]

By |2022-11-01T09:46:33+00:00August 11th, 2022|

Case Study – Hart Walker UK

Local manufacturer Hart Walker UK design and produce hands-free walking devices for young people. They approached our JB Springs team regarding a specific torsion spring design for the brake system on their walkers. Subsequently, we worked with the customer and designed springs meeting their requirements. Now, our springs operate in the rear axle brake system. We tested first-off samples prior to making the production volume. Based in Keighley - 8 miles from our Skipton facility, they combine 30 years [...]

By |2021-10-29T15:25:13+01:00October 26th, 2021|

Machinery In Action: Latour Multi-Slide

One of our oldest pieces of machinery at JB Springs is the Latour Multi-Slide.  The Latour Multi-Slide provides the adaptability needed for our in-house trained engineers to produce simple and complex wireform parts alike. The video below shows the machine producing a hook coned into a tension spring. We undoubtedly love investing in new machines and putting them to good use (like our BM6 in our previous blog post but this old-timer still runs well and is just as [...]

By |2022-06-08T10:09:22+01:00October 25th, 2021|

New BM6 Wireform Machine

As part of our continual investment in the latest spring and wireform production technology, we recently installed an additional Wafios BM6 CNC wire-bending machine to produce our wireform parts, using up to 13mm diameter wire. This machine provides us with further capacity in this area. You can see our original BM6 machine in action on our YouTube channel. This video shows the machine working with our Universal UR10e robot and our Keyence high-speed camera to tightly control dimensions. Established [...]

By |2021-11-05T09:47:34+00:00October 25th, 2021|

Heat Treatment: Ensuring high spring quality

In this blog post, we look at the use of heat treatment in spring manufacturing to optimise quality. The quality of any product is directly and heavily impacted by the procedures carried out during its production. There are a range of processes and practices which can be implemented to ensure the highest quality of manufacture is achieved, with heat treatment being one of these. The effect of temperature on initial tension and elastic limit of stainless steel [...]

By |2022-09-06T10:45:59+01:00August 10th, 2021|

Our New Spring Manufacturing Machinery

We continually invest in new machinery and new tools for our compression springs, tension springs, torsion spring and wireform parts. This is part of our commitment to JB Springs staying at the forefront of spring manufacturers Recently, we welcomed a second Itaya RX20 CNC machine to our purpose-built facility - which you can see in action below and in several videos we've filmed and uploaded to our JB Springs YouTube channel - Welcoming the Itaya RX20 and JB Springs [...]

By |2021-11-11T14:12:57+00:00August 9th, 2021|

Welcoming the Itaya RX20

In March, we invested in a brand new CNC machine – our second Itaya RX20. This machine is capable of producing torsion and tension springs, as well as wireform, from 0.5mm up to 2.0mm diameter wire. With a rotary wire feed and rotary wire guide mechanism, this machine makes creating complex wireform shapes accurate and efficient. The machine also boasts laser and camera measurement capabilities – contributing automation and accuracy to the production process of both wireform and compression, [...]

By |2021-11-04T14:55:38+00:00June 7th, 2021|

Prestressing: Ensuring high spring quality

Prestressing is a quality-improving process often implemented during the manufacture of springs – mainly compression springs – to enhance their mechanical properties and improve their fatigue life (life cycle). The process involves compression by loading a spring past its elastic limit until it reaches a solid position or a predetermined length (the latter is less common) and plastic deformation occurs. This results in a number of enhancements to the spring including:  Increased elastic deformation  Increased load capability  Improved relaxation [...]

By |2021-11-09T14:36:09+00:00June 7th, 2021|

JB Springs Celebrates 125 Years

We were delighted to reach the remarkable milestone of 128 years of business last year. Established in 1895 as a family-run company, and remaining so today, our award-winning manufacturing firm invests in the latest equipment to produce quality compression, tension and torsion springs as well as wireform products for a wide variety of clients. The business is thrilled to reach such a historic milestone. Managing director Alex Driver runs the company with his brother Christian since their late father, [...]

By |2021-11-04T10:44:33+00:00February 15th, 2021|

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John Binns & Son (Springs) Ltd. Airedale Business Centre, Ghyll Way, North Yorkshire, Skipton BD23 2DD, For Sat Nav please use BD23 2TZ

Phone: 01756 797979

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