Tension Springs

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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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Elgin, IL  |  847-697-5920

Since 1984, Patrick Manufacturing has been a leading producer of custom made-to-order precision springs for high volume applications using wire up to .236” diameter. Wire forms up to .500” wire diameter are also manufactured. Our state-of-the-art CNC coiling and forming machines are ready to work for you. We are ISO 9001:2015 registered. Patrick manufactures for OEM’s and contract manufacturers across many industries in the United States, Europe and Mexico. Patrick is also woman owned and operated.

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Patrick Manufacturing, Inc. $$$

Alsip, IL  |  708-629-0921

As an ISO 9002-certified business, you can expect quality from Taylor Spring. We produce made-to-order compression springs, torsion springs and extension springs. At Taylor Spring, the customer is our number-one priority! We make it a priority to work with you every step of the process from taking your call to shipping your product you'll know you're working with a trust worthy business.

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Taylor Spring Mfg. Co. $$$

Rockford, IL  |  815-963-3334

Riverside Spring is Family Owned and Customer Focused with capabilities that expand over generations in manufacturing of medium to high volume Springs, Wire Forms, Rings, Clips, Flat Forms and Light Stampings. We look forward to the opportunity to quote and earn your confidence.

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Riverside Spring Company $$$

Chino, CA  |  909-465-5166

R & D Spring has the goal of providing our customers with the highest quality products in the industry. All our springs, from torsion springs to extension springs, are made of high quality materials. We take our job seriously, which is why we are the trusted spring manufacturer for many companies in the military, aerospace, and computer industries. Contact us today!

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R & D Spring and Stamping, Inc. $$$

Bristol, CT  |  860-582-6368

Our springs are made of a variety of materials and can be used in many different applications. Pa-Ted manufactures custom designed springs for the automotive, electrical, medical, landscaping, pool covers, and original equipment manufacturers industries, and uses materials such steel, beryllium copper, music wire, brass, titanium, tungsten wire, oil tempered wire, and resistance wire. Call us for wire forms today!

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Pa-Ted Spring Co., LLC $$$
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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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