Wireform hearts donated to Gargrave C Of E Primary School

JB Springs recently manufactured and donated a batch of wireform hearts to Gargrave Church of England Primary School in Skipton who were taking part in Gargrave village’s Open Gardens event on Saturday 16th June. More than 400 people, from as far afield as Edinburgh and Hampshire, enjoyed the event, with 23 gardens, including the school grounds, opened up to the public for the day. Garden visitors were treated to live music, art displays, a quiz and food and gift [...]

By | 2018-07-17T15:17:11+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification Attained

JB Springs has received certification to the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system, having successfully completed the transition from our existing ISO 9001:2008 certification. The ISO 9001:2015 standard is an assurance to customers that a company is committed to maintaining a consistent level of quality. The standard is based on a number of principles, including customer focus, the commitment of top management, process approaches and continuous improvement. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organisation that develops [...]

By | 2018-07-17T14:12:40+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

11 Facts you probably didn’t know about Robert Hooke

British physicist Robert Hooke stated that there is a proportional relationship between the force required to extend or compress a spring, and the distance that the spring is extended or compressed. Here are 11 lesser known acts about the British physicist: He was born in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. When he was a child he took an interest in drawing and he would make his own materials from iron ore, chalk, and coal. In 1653, at the [...]

By | 2018-06-21T09:25:41+00:00 June 21st, 2018|

Hooke’s Law Explained

Robert Hooke was a British physicist who stated that there is a proportional relationship between the force required to extend or compress a spring, and the distance that the spring is extended or compressed. Hooke was a founding member and curator of experiments at the Royal Society – a society traditionally at the cutting edge of scientific discovery in Britain. He also had a knack of intuitively grasping amazing scientific truths without always understanding the hard science beneath. The [...]

By | 2018-06-21T09:25:30+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

Solstice Saunter runners will have a ‘spring’ in their step

JB Springs is delighted to announce we will be the main sponsors of this year’s Solstice Saunter at Bolton Abbey. Runners of all abilities are gearing up for this week's event - due to take place on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, on Thursday, June 21. The Solstice Saunter, organised by the Airedale Dodgers Running Club is one of three exclusive trail running events to be held at Bolton Abbey this year, and will raise money for [...]

By | 2018-06-21T10:25:08+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

Carolyn Greenwood retires after three decades with the company

At the end of March, Carolyn Greenwood retired after nearly 30 years with JB Springs. Carolyn was predominately responsible for handling our accounts but also had a number of other roles and responsibilities at the company.  A special lunch was held in her honour at which managing director, Alex Driver, thanked her for her tremendous contribution to the company. Everybody at JB Springs wishes her the very best for a long and happy retirement.

By | 2018-06-20T13:43:19+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

Factory Tour for Year 10 Pupils of Skipton Girls’ High School

Last month we welcomed the Year 10 pupils of Skipton Girls' High School to the factory, who were visiting a number of local companies to broaden their awareness of different engineering organisations. In any engineering industry there are physics involved, raw materials and processes, which all align with the curriculum content within the GCSE Engineering Specification. During their visit to JB Springs the students were provided with a presentation talk and tour of the factory facilities to show how [...]

By | 2018-06-20T13:31:44+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

‘Mad’ Inventor Colin Furze Replaces Bike Frame with Heavy Duty Springs

Internet inventor Colin Furze is renowned for his ‘mad inventions’. From his life-size Avengers-inspired Hulkbuster to the world’s fastest mobility scooter, Colin’s inventions range from the ingenious to the insane, and his latest project certainly caught our attention. Colin recently decided to replace a bicycle's traditional frame with three heavy-duty springs, which he creatively dubbed the ‘Bicycle of Springs’. Mark-I doesn’t quite work out as the inventor expected after deciding to weld some existing springs he had lying around [...]

By | 2018-06-11T09:41:34+00:00 June 11th, 2018|

Spring Winding Direction [Video]

The latest video in our Springtelligence video series will show you the winding direction of a spring. If two compression springs have to operate together (one inside the other) it is important for them to be wound in opposite directions, this will prevent the coils from getting entangled.

By | 2018-06-21T10:21:30+00:00 June 7th, 2018|

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