Torsion Springs – Durable & Dependable

Unlike compression springs and extension springs, torsion springs are designed to react against twisting motion or force. Torsion springs express mechanical energy through elasticity, meaning the spring action happens when it is twisted rather than compressed or pulled. The force can hold parts in place or store and release the mechanical energy. Depending on the application, torsion springs can be designed to work in a clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation, thus determining the direction of the wind.

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It’s Been Spring Time at Ajax for Over 8 Decades

It’s hard to believe, but Ajax Wire Specialty Company has been around for 85 years! Started in Manhattan in 1933 by Joseph Elowsky, and later combined with companies owned by his brother and brother-in-law, Aaron Elowsky and Ben Kantner, Ajax has continued to grow and remains a market leader in the manufacture and production of springs for industries including automotive, locksmithing, toy hardware, and electronics.

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Learn Common Terms for Springs

“What’s the Difference Between a Spring’s AC & TC?” and Other Great Questions

If you’ve been in the manufacturing business for some time you are probably already familiar with many of the terms and acronyms used when referring to the various units of measure for springs. But if you’re new to the business, or aren’t 100% sure what the real difference is between spring index and spring rate, we’ve put together a handy glossary of spring terms you can refer to anytime.
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Spring Assortments for Any Application

Don’t Scramble Looking for the Right Spring

Having a good assortment of springs handy, whether in your workshop or on your factory floor, is essential for many projects. Ajax Springs understand this. That’s why we’ve put together over 20 different spring assortments ranging from just a few springs up to 1,000. And many of the assortments come with a variety of compression, extension, and torsion springs so you’ll have lots of choices for a variety of needs.

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Extension Springs – Holding Things Together

Whereas many applications require springs that reduce force and perform a pushing action, others require springs that oppose extension by pulling them back together. Extension springs, also known as tension springs, are found in many applications that we use in our daily lives, such as a household stapler, snowplows, garage doors, automotive interiors and exteriors, vise-grip pliers, carburetors, trampolines, children’s toys, washing devices, farm machinery and various types of spring-tensioning appliances. Extension springs come in a wide array of sizes, from small medical devices to machinery brake springs.

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Finding the Right Extension Spring

Last week we explained how easy it is to find the right compression spring. This week, we’ll show you that it’s also just as easy to find the right extension spring for your manufacturing specification using our easy-to-use Extension Spring Finder.

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Finding the Right Compression Spring

As you most likely read in our recent article on how Compression Springs are Exceptionally Common in Our Daily Lives, these wonderful mechanical devices serve many purposes and are truly amazing despite their simplicity. And at Ajax Springs, we want to make finding the correct spring for your application as easy as possible. That’s why we developed our Compression Spring Finder. Think of it as a powerful search engine that lets you quickly sift through thousands of springs to find exactly what you’re looking for.

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Compression Springs are Exceptionally Common in Our Daily Lives

Surprisingly, compression springs are more common than you may think. They are used in a number of devices that are used on a daily basis, including cell phones, electronics, hand tools and combustion engines. Compression springs are even used in ballpoint pens, your front door and are the main working mechanism of mattress box springs.

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Hard-to-Find Specialty Springs

You already know that Ajax is your best source for most standard compression and extension springs. But did you know we also carry many specialty springs, too? These hard-to-find items are usually in stock and ready to ship. And if you’re unsure of the exact specs of the replacement specialty spring you need, just contact us and we’ll help you figure it out.

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When You Need Custom Springs, Think Ajax

Ajax Can Handle Any Custom Spring Spec

Looking for custom springs? Need a spring manufactured to exact specs? Use out Custom Spring form to send us your specifications and we’ll get you an affordable quote quickly!

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