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|

JB Springs Visit The Boyle and Petyt Primary School

Back in September, we volunteered through our position as STEM Ambassadors to take part in the STEM Pen Friends Project. The project’s creation aimed to give children the opportunity to develop their literacy skills as well as gain more of an understanding as to what working in STEM may entail. We were partnered with The Boyle & Petyt school – just down the road in Beamsley – and sent them a PowerPoint presentation all about JB Springs and the [...]

By |2023-01-04T16:47:14+00:00November 4th, 2022|

STEM Pen Friends

Earlier this year, we registered our interest in being involved in a local STEM project called My STEM Pen Friends. It is run by Transpennine STEM Ambassador Hub, of which David and Alex – our Sales Director and Managing Director – are STEM ambassadors. Being a STEM ambassador means hosting, visiting and working with school pupils to inform and inspire them to consider studying STEM subjects. As part of the project, we have since been partnered with Boyle & [...]

By |2022-11-01T10:23:06+00:00October 21st, 2022|

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|

New Springtelligence video

We are constantly updating our bank of educational Springtelligence resources to keep you informed on all things springs. Our latest addition is a video demonstating the common end types of tension springs. Tension springs usually end as hooks or loops, which are subsequently attached to external components. When these components are pulled apart, the spring exerts a force to oppose the extension and return the objects to their original position. The appropriate spring end type is dependent on the [...]

By |2022-08-11T15:22:37+01:00August 1st, 2022|

Caterpillar Crawler Renovation Completion

Towards the end of last year, our team at JB Springs provided a spring for a vintage 1926 2-ton Caterpillar (CAT) crawler machine; from 1925 to 1928, 8,565 of these were made before being discontinued. Its spec includes a 3-speed gear transmission, 10-inch tracks and a lever that acts as the steering wheel. We recently received some pictures of the fully-renovated crawler – with our spring sitting in pride of place on the starting handle at the front (see [...]

By |2022-05-12T08:54:05+01:00April 6th, 2022|

Common Mistakes in Torsion Spring Design – Video

Our brand-new Springtelligence video looks at the common mistakes made when designing a torsion spring. The four main spring design flaws which we look at and demonstrate in this video are: - Incorrect direction of operation - Inside diameter too small - Body length too large - Overstressing It is also important to consider: - The size of the mandrel over which the spring operates. The inside diameter of a torsion spring reduces during deflection; therefore, if insufficient space [...]

By |2022-07-14T15:07:40+01:00April 6th, 2022|

A Christmas Gift for the CAT

Recently, our team at JB Springs were asked for a spring that would fit a vintage 1926 2-ton Caterpillar (CAT) crawler machine. We were, of course, more than happy to help! Only 8,565 of this model were manufactured between 1925 and 1928 – in which year the 2-ton Caterpillar (pictured above) was discontinued. The machine has a 3-speed gear transmission, 10-inch tracks and a lever in place of a steering wheel. We gifted the spring for the CAT [...]

By |2021-12-22T13:13:27+00:00December 20th, 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|

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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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