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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Bloomingburg, OH  |  740-437-7614

At Bloomingburg Spring & Wire Form, we manufacture custom compression, extension, torsion and double torsion springs, clock springs, wire forms, stampings and wire assemblies. Materials used include stainless steel, brass, bronze and other exotics by request. If you need immediate help, contact our 24-hour RUSH emergency service. Let us tame your biggest spring problem for you!

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Bloomingburg Spring & Wire Form $$$

Woods Cross, UT  |  801-298-0113

We have an extensive product list consisting of compression springs, torsion springs and extension springs. Medical, mechanical, custom, miniature, die, heavy duty, valve and wire springs are all manufactured by us to customer specifications. Call us today for your spring manufacturing needs.

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Spring Works Utah $$$

Norristown, PA  |  888-701-7180

As a small manufacturing firm of precision springs and wire forms, we pride ourselves on the personal attention and time we give to each customer. We specialize in Specialty and Prototype Spring and Wire Forms. We will produce Prototype samples for testing prior to full order production. We offer competitive pricing and quick turnarounds on both our large inventory of Stock Springs as well as on Customized Parts. Visit our website and call us today for more information!

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Tricor Industries, Inc. $$$

Tulsa, OK  |  800-540-9473

Action Spring has the experience and the expertise to manufacture dependable springs and wire forms for your application. Industries served include aerospace, electronics, recreational, and more. We can manufacture a variety of springs ranging in sizes from .003 to .500., and are able to produce almost any shape and size that a customer may need.

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Action Spring Co. $$$

Brooklyn, NY  |  888-777-4647

Lee Spring is a global manufacturer of stock catalog springs and custom designed parts including compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs, wave springs and Belleville washers. Extensive capabilities in size, configurations and materials. We want to help you with all your spring needs. Give us a call today or visit our website for more information.

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Lee Spring® $$$
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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.

Variety of Tension Springs Tension Springs - Myers Spring

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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