Compression springs are the most common type of helical spring. As the spring is compressed from its free length it applies a resistive force. This increases at a linear rate for a standard compression spring with constant diameter and pitch.
Compression springs have a wide range of uses and are found in most mechanical applications; such as valves, actuators, suspensions and switches, to name a few. They are also commonly used to reduce vibration and to assist in handling heavy loads.
Compression Spring Parameters
The following parameters are important in establishing the correct design of compression springs:
The size of any hole the spring works in
The size of any rod or spigot the spring fits over
The loads/forces required and the lengths at which they are required
The maximum working deflection required
The frequency of operation
The operating environment. This will determine the choice of material and/or the choice of any finish for corrosion protection
Manufacturing Quality & Value For Life
JB Springs has over 120 years’ experience and expertise in the design and manufacture of compression springs, including conical compression springs, variable pitch compression springs and barrel springs.
Excellence is our standard
Utilising the latest spring design and production technology, we can manufacture compression springs and custom parts to help our customers across a wide range of industries and we always welcome the opportunity to help customers resolve any technical issues and obtain the best possible solution for their product.
We have established an enviable reputation for quality in the manufacture of our compression springs and understand the importance of maintaining the very highest standards whilst ensuring delivery deadlines are met. Our emphasis on quality is evident throughout the factory and in our ISO 9001:2008 accreditation.