JB Springs is now a certified member of ‘Made in Britain’, a growing community of British manufacturers from all around the UK, dedicated to the very highest standards of UK manufacturing. The Made in Britain mark is accredited to businesses that sell goods that have been manufactured in Britain before sale. Over our 120 year history as a British spring manufacturer, we have established an enviable reputation for quality in the manufacture of safety-critical parts and know the importance [...]
After their win at the regional competition, JB Springs went back to assist Skipton Girls’ High School’s 4x4 team in their preparation for their appearance at the National Final of the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools competition The team required a new spring to replace the damper and spring combination they used for the regional competition. Spring engineers from JB Springs helped them to redesign the spring and will make sure it’s manufactured in time to be fitted to [...]
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 [...]
Earlier this month JB Springs attended a careers fair at South Craven School. We spoke with many students about pursuing a career in engineering and the apprenticeships we offer. Our aim at JB Springs is to take on 2 or 3 new apprentices each year, some of whom have come from South Craven School previously, so this was a great opportunity to engage current students about careers in engineering and what JB Springs can offer as an employer. Photo [...]
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.