Automation In Action

At JB Springs we are constantly improving our manufacturing efficiency and accuracy. This is a perfect example of how technology is helping us to achieve this. In the video above, 12mm pre-galvanised wire-forms, produced on a WAFIOS BM6, are being checked by a Keyence high-speed quality inspection camera, and then picked and packed by our RARUK Automation Robot arm (affectionately known as Kevin).

By |2020-03-09T15:56:07+00:00March 9th, 2020|

JB Springs Increases Investment in Inspection Technology

JB Springs recently installed a new LED2D-140 inspection camera from industry leaders MicroStudio. The camera is able to detect and precisely measure springs and wireforms with amazing speed when the parts are placed on the instrument’s table.  The mechanism allows springs or wireform parts up to 500mm long to be measured as the camera can track along the length of the measurement table. JB Springs’ managing director, Alex Driver, commented, “This new investment shows our commitment to stay at [...]

By |2020-03-09T13:16:44+00:00March 9th, 2020|

Coronavirus Update

As concerns about the spread and impact of coronavirus increase, we feel it is important to outline how we are addressing this situation.  The ramifications of factory closures, employee quarantines and transports disruptions have already been seen by companies dependent on Chinese supply chains and these could become more significant with European supply chains, especially with the lockdown now in place in northern Italy.  Governments are moving to try to contain the spread of the virus but these measures [...]

By |2020-03-09T10:14:20+00:00March 9th, 2020|

JB Springs brings Springtelligence to Low Ash Primary School

Recently JB Springs visited Low Ash Primary School in Shipley, following a competition at Bradford Science Week. JB Springs took Springtelligence to the Year 3 classes at Low Ash Primary School and taught them the basics of springs and where they are used in our daily lives. The pupils carried out an experiment, which involved looking at how increased extension of a spring-loaded catapult provided a greater force. This was done by measuring how far chocolate snowmen and Santa Claus [...]

By |2019-12-16T14:03:15+00:00December 16th, 2019|

JB Springs visits M-Sport for Christmas day out!

As part of JB Springs' Christmas day out, the team visited M-Sport in Cockermouth. M-Sport operates a flourishing global motorsport business and provides the engineering expertise behind the award-winning range of Ford rally cars, as well as the Bentley Continental GT3. The JB team was treated to a tour of facilities, and also undertook some team-building exercises as part of a presentation about the future plans for JB Springs. Thank you M-Sport for having us, it was a great [...]

By |2019-12-16T13:58:41+00:00December 16th, 2019|

Skipton STEM Ambassadors Unite!

We were delighted to welcome fellow Skipton-based STEM ambassadors and teachers to JB Springs last week. MD Alex Driver led the group on a tour of the factory, as well as discussing how important it is to support kids who find it hard to engage with school by showcasing the range of activities developed through our Springtelligence programme over the last two years. It was great to see others demonstrating their passion & enthusiasm for sharing the excitement of [...]

By |2019-12-16T14:26:22+00:00November 7th, 2019|

New E-Commerce Spring Website Shortlisted For Award

JB Springs’ innovative new e-commerce website has been shortlisted in the ‘Web Development Project of the Year’ category in the 2019 Digital Entrepreneur Awards. The website has been nearly two years in development and has gradually evolved during that time to now offer, what we believe, is the slickest, most comprehensive online custom spring buying experience in the world. allows the user to create and order over 200 million product (spring) variations based on their inputs and once [...]

By |2019-10-30T17:06:39+00:00October 30th, 2019|

Skipton Girls’ High School Prepare For Regional Land Rover Competition

Work is already underway at Skipton Girls’ High School as they prepare to enter several teams in the Land Rover 4X4 In Schools competition again. Last year SGHS reached the National Finals of the competition and the 4x4 teams have been really busy developing their 4x4 cars in preparation for the Regional Finals on the 10th January, held at the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering. JB Springs went along to help provide advice and support to the teams in [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:56:57+00:00October 30th, 2019|

School & College Visits For Bradford Manufacturing Weeks

JB Springs hosted engineering and motor vehicle students from Keighley College as part of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks.  Russell Baker, the college’s motor vehicle course leader thanked the JB Springs team adding that feedback was really positive with students gaining a lot from the visit. A further party of students from The Holy Family School in Keighley also enjoyed an afternoon visit the JB Springs factory.  Both groups were given a factory tour as well as a talk on Springtelligence [...]

By |2019-10-30T13:56:39+00:00October 30th, 2019|

Welcome To Our New Starters

JB Springs is pleased to welcome our new intake of apprentices who, alongside their college studies, will be trained on various roles on the shop-floor as well as our Springtelligence programme. Richard Gaunt has also recently joined us in a production support and quality role.  Richard previously worked at Keighley Laboratories so brings a wealth of experience in metallurgy and testing procedures. Photo from left to right: Apprentices: Alex Ridehalgh, Matthew Mcewan, and Samuel Fox. Production Support: Richard Gaunt [...]

By |2019-10-30T14:30:24+00:00October 30th, 2019|

Contact Info

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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