JB Springs recently ran a competition with a few regional universities to design a mascot for Springtelligence. The brief was to design an avatar to promote Springtelligence that would appeal to 5-10 year olds and in some way relate to springs. We received entries from Leeds Arts University, Leeds University and Manchester Metropolitan University. Once all of the entries were in, each employee was given the opportunity to vote for their favourite. Suzy Ellwood’s design from Leeds Arts University [...]
JB Springs apprentices and employees who fail to solve a series of spring based problems may find themselves spending more time at work than they planned. As part of our Springtelligence training and education programme, we have created an escape room which will be used as a hands-on form of assessment for the Level 1 Springtelligence course we run internally. The escape room is inside the original office from the John Binns & Son Factory at Fleece Street, Keighley. [...]
Our MD Alex Driver has recently signed up to become a STEM Ambassador; he is the first of many John Binns’ employees that we hope will be signing up to become ambassadors. This means he is now part of a community of 30,000 ambassadors across the UK. STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects. STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from the age of 17 that represent a vast range of STEM-related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They [...]
Springs are very often overlooked in the design process of new products. It is no exaggeration to say that they are a key functional component in most mechanical devices and that, without a properly designed spring, the products functionality and lifespan is adversely affected. The spring is often considered a small and inexpensive part of a much larger article, therefore the designer will recognise that there is a requirement for a spring, but may leave the specification of the [...]
The initial tension is released, when a tension spring is extended to a certain point, where gaps appear between the coils.
The rate is the strength of a spring as defined by Hooke's law. Hooke's Law states that the force needed to extend a spring is directly proportional to the distance you stretch it. Hooke's Law can be represented as F = ks. 'F' is the spring's restoring force 'k' is the spring constant 's' is the deflection (extension)
Counting coils on a tension spring is the same as counting coils on a compression spring. The type of ends on a spring will make no difference to the number of coils.
How spring loads work within a tension spring. If too much weight is applied to the spring it will no longer contract, therefore breaking the spring.
How to measure the length of a tension spring.
How to measure the diameters of a tension spring.