Here at Airedale Springs, we can supply you with a wide range of springs, in superior materials and finishes to suit your project. In order to help you choose the right spring every time, it’s important to understand each kind of spring and their uses.

Garter springs are coiled metal springs whose ends are connected to allow the spring to be held in a circle. They are sometimes known as oil springs and this is because one of their most common uses is to secure seals around oil pipes.

Garter springs are typically used inside a rubber seals, motor drive belts and conveyor systems. With pipes carrying liquid, the garter keeps the seal secure. Interestingly, originally oil seals were made of tan leather, as they are flexible enough to deal with the changes in pressure. However, garter springs came into prominence for this when automobiles and other machines demanded tougher seals that can withstand higher speeds and temperatures.

At Airedale Springs, we understand the importance of choosing the right size garter spring. It is important to make the right calculations in terms of the right diameter of the joint and the pressure the spring will be under. These calculations will be important so the garter spring does not come apart under stress.  For your convenience, our garter springs can be supplied in lengths or assembled into rings.

Our compression springs are open coil helical springs that offer resistance to a compressive force applied axially, they are the most common spring configuration and are one of the most efficient energy storage devises around. They can be formed in many shapes and sizes, including cylindrical, conical, barrel and hourglass.

These springs are used across a wide range of areas including electrical switches and door locks. In addition to this they are frequently used in vehicle suspension systems, where the spring is used as a vital component of shock absorbers. We are more than happy to provide you with a compression spring no matter what length or diameter you require, and we can create our springs with a range of forces to suit any specific requirements that you have.

If you would like to find out more about garter springs, compression springs, or any of our products please feel free to contact us.