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Tension Springs A tension spring is a tightly wound metal coil that is designed to operate with tension. The spring stretches to a particular length as force is applied to it.
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Lake Geneva, WI  |  262-249-7854

R&L Spring Company manufactures custom spring and wire formed components for industries such as powersports, automotive, medical devices, and general industrial. Products include compression, extension, and torsion springs, as well as rings, wire forms, fourslide components, and long coils. Wire diameters available from .001" to .750" in both shaped wires and flat stocks. Their experienced team is able to meet the most demanding parts specifications. IATF16949 and ISO9001 certified.

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R & L Spring Company $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-777-2600

At Stanley Spring and Stamping Corporation we have experience in raw materials and metal fabrication. We are a Midwest manufacturer who is part of the American business community. Our coil springs are made from the highest quality material available. Our production ranges from a few prototypes to over fifty million parts. We provide the best quality in the industry.

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Stanley Spring and Stamping Corporation $$$

Hugo, MN  |  888-224-1721

Visit Western Spring for complete satisfaction from spring designing to prototyping and short-runs to production runs, we are here for you. Serving numerous industries for many years, our experience will help you choose the right compression, extension, torsion, wire, flat, or custom spring that you need.

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Western Spring Manufacturing $$$

Wilder, KY  |  859-581-7600

Our coil springs are manufactured in the United States and serve a wide range of industries. We have a wide range of stock springs on our shelf and also offer custom made springs. Here at W.B Jones Spring Co Inc., we are committed to high quality, excellent customer service, and on time deliveries. Contact our design specialists to discuss your spring needs today!

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W.B. Jones Spring Company $$$

Detroit , MI  |  313-838-3925

Our coil springs are manufactured in the United States and serve a wide range of industries. We have a wide range of stock springs on our shelf and also offer custom made springs. Here at Michigan Steel Spring Co., we are committed to high quality, excellent customer service, and on time deliveries. Contact our design specialists to discuss your spring needs today!

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Michigan Steel Spring Co. $$$

Katy, TX  |  281-391-1888

Our compression springs can suit any customer’s need. We can make our springs in a variety of materials, configurations, sizes, and shapes. We want to ensure that your every need is met. If you have specific questions, simply let us know and we will try to help you. You can learn more by contacting us today or visiting our website!

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Katy Spring & Mfg., Inc. $$$
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When the door is closed, the loops in the spring are touching. When you push it open, these loops separate. The spring then tries to pull itself back together, which is why the door slams shut when you let go. When the force is gone, the tension spring will return to its original form.

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When a tension spring is being manufactured, the force of the tension that it creates can be controlled using the cold coiled process. In this process, a wire is formed into a spring shape using a machine that is guided by a computerized controller. This cold process gives the spring added flexibility, which is much harder to create when a hot process is used to form the spring.

Flexibility is particularly important if the spring is fitted to an application where it needs to be compressed beyond the size of its original form. Having the flexibility to bend a little bit will prevent that spring from causing a malfunction.

To increase the force of a tension spring, manufacturers have to increase the wire diameter, decrease the outer diameter or increase the length of the spring's body. End loops or hooks are shaped on either end of a tension spring so that it can be attached to the components that it will work in conjunction with.

If any of the coils in the tension spring are damaged, it will not be able to return to its original shape. Tension springs are used in many different applications such as doors, locks, industrial equipment, cars, and even as trampoline springs. Some residential and commercial garage doors are even installed with heavy duty tension springs to hold them securely in place when they are closed.

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