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Tension Spring Manufacturers

Also known as tension 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 extension and the tension of the wind can be manipulated to achieve the load requirements for a particular application. Tension springs are commonly used in machinery, levers, robotics, the automotive industry and they are a typical feature of a child’s back garden, due to their use in the mechanism of trampolines.

Here at Airedale Springs, we have the production facilities required to manufacture a wide range of extension springs, including both crossover and machine loops; and we can supply with both swivel hooks and special inserts as required.

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Versatile Tension Spring Solutions

Our extension springs are perfect for a wide range of uses, such as lever mechanisms and doors; and by consistently producing high quality springs we are able to provide practical and useful solutions to any requirements that our clients may have. Furthermore, if you don’t have the final specification before coming to us, we have the expertise and capabilities to work with you to create a final design for tension springs that will fulfil the aim you want to achieve.

We also have a wide range of materials to choose from – depending on your individual requirements – with our engineers available to advise on whether you should opt for stainless steel, or another metal or alloy, when finding suitable extension or tension springs. Different materials will extend and contract in various ways, so it’s important to speak to one of our specialist engineers about your requirements.

Specialist Tension Spring Manufacturers

Since Airedale Springs began in 1945, we have completed a large number of orders for tension springs. Throughout this time we have harnessed our capabilities to ensure that we are equipped to deal with custom orders, alongside requests for repeat orders. By listening to what you hope to achieve with your tension spring of choice, we will meet your requests and surpass your expectations.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to discuss your requirements and determine how our manufacturing processes can help you find the solution you are looking for.

Frequently Asked Tension Spring Questions

  • How Do Airedale Springs Design Tension Springs?


    When we design tension springs, we take several factors into consideration, such as how much force the spring needs to be able to generate, whether it needs preload stretching, the number of coils (which can determine the strength of the tension spring), and the hook configuration. We’ll also take into account the nature and purpose of the spring during the design process when deciding on the ideal dimensions.

  • How Do Tension Springs Work?

  • 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 these springs are usually attached at both ends to other components. When these components move apart, the spring tries to bring them together again.

  • What Applications Are Tension Springs Used In?

  • Extension springs are found in many applications within numerous industries. One of their most famous uses is within the trampoline, but because they can be made to so many different sizes they can also be discovered in the automotive sector, garage doors, pliers, washing machines and even children’s toys. Even the medical industry can be found depending on certain extension springs (usually the very small varieties), so few other components have such a diverse array of applications.

  • How Can Tension Springs Be Customised?

  • Like many springs, extension springs can be customised to suit especially fine specifications. These customisations can include different types of materials and heat treatment, but one of the most common amendments to make to extension springs is to alter the type of loop or hook that is being used. As mentioned, extension springs are attached to other parts of a mechanism, and to enable their use within so many different appliances they can incorporate a range of hoops, hooks and even bolts to ensure a secure anchoring. Although these fixings may be small, they carry a great deal of importance.

    At Airedale Springs, we can make your extension springs fit with any specifications that you desire, especially if you let us know about precise requirements like the dimensions of the hole and shaft, and we always maintain high standards of quality in our manufacture. If you’d like to place an order for these springs, or would simply like to find out more about how they could help you, please get in touch with us now.

“As a world renowned manufacturer of analogue scales, spring quality is paramount to our product quality. Due to the closure of our long term supplier, we had to change manufacturers and re-establish a trusted partnership. Airedale, had the skills and the manufacturing capability to allow us to do just that”.

Andrew - Reuben Heaton

Airedale Springs offer great customer service and excellent quality parts. They always respond in a timely and professional manner and are proactive even when things don’t go to plan, to ensure our production isn’t affected. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Andrew – Ebac Group

Airedale Springs is always responsive to any enquiries I have, they provide informative updates and understand who we are and what we are doing as a business. At anytime I make contact with them, they let me know they are in receipt of my enquiry and what the next step is, Airedale Springs, provides a professional service at all levels.

Sue – Recipharm

Always a pleasure to deal with Fran and the Airedale Sales Team, prompt, efficient and friendly customer service every time.

Alison – EWAC Ltd

The service we receive from Airedale Springs is second to none. We are supplied with various types of spring on a regular basis which are of a very high standard. We have never had any quality issues.

We receive excellent customer service to the point that Airedale Springs go that extra mile to ensure we are always made aware of lead times and any possible delays. I can’t thank the staff enough for their friendly, attentive service.

Janette – Medical Suppliers and Services International Limited

We have been a customer of Airedale Springs for over 20 years.

I have always had an excellent relationship with the sales team and the M.D. Sean Parkinson.

Airedale Springs has always given us 100% support on new customer business and has always kept us fully informed of any issues which might arise and could affect our orders. We have always had excellent delivery, quality performance.

Airedale Springs has always offered us quantity and price, options to achieve the most completive prices, and has manufactured products which they have held in stock against a committed purchase order giving us the most competitive costing, knowing that parts are available whenever we require them.

I would definitely recommend Airedale Springs as a key supplier to anyone.

Maurice – PSI Global Ltd

Airedale Springs is always helpful with very friendly manners. We have had an issue with springs, and Airedale Springs have done Debar Ltd a big favour in changing the production schedule, so we can get back on track with our customers. Great company. I would 100% recommend.

David – Debar Ltd