Spring Types

Compression Springs

A compression spring is an open-coil helical spring that offers resistance to a compressive force applied axially. They are the most common spring configuration and are one of the most efficient energy storage devices around. When you apply pressure to a compression spring, making it shorter, it pushes back against the load, trying to get… Continue Reading …

Extension Springs

Extension springs are similar to compression springs but are loaded in tension. Hooks or loops are provided to allow a force to be applied, as extension springs are usually attached at both ends to other components. When these components move apart, the spring tries to bring them together again. Extension springs are wound to oppose… Continue Reading …

Torsion Springs

Double Torsion Springs are two single torsion springs connected together. They usually consist of one right hand coiled and one left hand coiled bodies both working in parallel with each other, doubling the effective torque available from a single torsion spring of the same size. Designs can be diverse, with centre sections and legs manufactured… Continue Reading …

Wire Forms

At Airedale Springs we are not only spring suppliers; we can also provide a wide variety of custom and standard wire forms. The shapes of wire forms are only limited by the imagination of the designer, equally with the latest CNC forming machines the ability to produce such wire forms is, in many cases only limited by… Continue Reading …

Small Springs

Your definition of small springs may vary, depending on what you’re accustomed to. However, whatever your particular definition may be, Airedale Springs offer a flexible service to supply you with the precise coil spring or custom wire form that you need. With no set industry specification for a “small spring”, it is essentially a relative… Continue Reading …

Flat Springs, Clips & Pressings

We have production facilities to manufacture a large range of flat springs, clips & pressings from flat and square section material. Flat springs, clips and pressings can be manufactured from a wide range of materials to suit their design and functional requirements. We can manufacture flat springs, clips & pressings from: Carbon and Stainless Steels Beryllium… Continue Reading …

Garter Springs

Garter springs are helical springs whose ends are connected to form a circle which then provides a strong radial force. They are formed from extension springs to provide a contracting radial force. To connect the garter spring into a loop, one end may be coned so that it fits tightly into the other end and… Continue Reading …

Rings and Circlips

Wire rings are a cost-effective replacement for more traditional circlips; here at Airedale Springs we can provide wire rings and circlips most appropriate for your needs. Used to allow rotation but prevent lateral movement, wire rings and circlips are available for either external use where they are intended to fit over a shaft into a… Continue Reading …

Prison Springs

Traditional extension springs, as their name suggests, are extended in use and apply a load in tension. Their design does not limit the length that they may be extended, which can result in the spring being stretched way beyond their elastic limit; i.e. the point at which the spring does not return to its original… Continue Reading …

Hose Springs

Airedale Springs are able to produce and supply a wide range of hose springs, thanks to our extensive manufacturing facilities in Yorkshire. We have developed cutting edge production methods which, combined with the high-quality materials we use in all of our products, allow us to produce hose springs with a constant pitch even under very… Continue Reading …