Our Equivalent Springs Are as Good as the Originals!

Names You Know from a Long Island Manufacturer You Can Trust

At Ajax Wire, in addition to a growing list of stock springs, we carry a line of equivalent springs for Select-A-Spring, Century’s hardware line, Associated Spring, Lee Spring, Gardner Spring, Servalite, Midwest Fastener and Curtis. ANd everything we make is made in America (actually, right here on Long Island!)

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The Ultimate Spring Assortment

You know that Ajax is your number-one source for all things springs. And you know that we offer a huge variety of pre-configured spring assortments. These assortments are convenient because they all have a great selection of springs in the most useful sizes and they are easy to replenish right out of our catalog. But have you met the Ultimate Spring Assortment? Were talking about the #750 – a huge, 1,000 piece collection that will keep even the busiest workbench humming!

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Ajax Springs Offers Small Springs & So Much More…

As an experienced spring manufacturer with comprehensive manufacturing capabilities, Ajax Wire Specialty Co., Inc. can handle the design, fabrication, and finishing processes for small springs.

If you are looking for a small sized spring but don’t have a micrometer, you can send us a sample of the small spring and we will get the accurate measurements needed to make it. We will calculate the spring rate and give you recommendations on how to change the specs to avoid spring failure shall your spring design be overstressed.

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Springs Are in the Air!

Today is our FAVORITE day of the year? Know why? Go ahead…guess. C’mon, you can figure this out. What day is today? Can’t you feel it??? Springs Are in the Air!

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Materials Used in Springs: Oil Tempered Springs

How Oil Tempered Springs Are Made

Oil tempered springs are formed from an oil tempered wire. The process of oil tempering begins with heating the wire that will be used, then cooling it in oil. That step is repeated until the desired results are achieved. This process gives the wire some unique qualities, including durability and flexibility, making it perfect for a wide variety of applications. Then here at Ajax Springs, we receive the now oil tempered wire and form it into varying types of springs.

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Snowplows and Springs

Even though Long Island hasn’t had much snow this winter, when we do have a snowstorm, we rely on snowplows to clear the roads so we can get around safely. Therefore, it’s essential that snowplowing equipment stays in good condition so when inclement weather rolls around, plows are ready to go. Part of the maintenance of these machines consists of keeping the snowplow trip springs in good working condition to protect it from damage when encountering objects along the way of snow removal.

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Materials Used in Springs: Brass Wire

How Brass Springs Are Made

Brass springs are, of course, made from brass wire. The brass wire used is a copper and zinc alloy that typically consists of more than 50% copper. The spring is then formed here at Ajax Springs, where it can be made into any type of spring from a compression spring to an extension spring.

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Materials Used in Springs: Galvanized Hard Drawn Wire

How Galvanized Hard Drawn Springs Are Made

Galvanized hard drawn springs, also known as cold drawn springs, are made from hard/cold drawn wire. The hard drawn wire is manufactured through a process known as cold drawing. The wire being worked is coated in oil and pulled through a die, or series of dies, in order to reduce the width of the wire. This process is known as hard drawing. The wire is then galvanized through either hot-dip galvanization, or spray galvanization. That final product is formed into a galvanized hard drawn spring right here at Ajax Springs.

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Materials Used in Springs: Music Wire

How Music Wire Springs Are Made

Music wire springs are usually made from a tempered, high carbon steel alloy. They offer high durability and are manufactured inexpensively. The thin wire used for forming music wire springs is made in a process referred to as hard drawing, or cold drawing. A process by which the wire is pulled through a die, or multiple dies, to reduce its width. The wire is then heat-tempered further in order to achieve the desired result.

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Springs Are Vital in Vehicles

Though you may not realize it, we encounter the springy mechanisms and wire forms of springs on a daily basis as they are used in everyday objects. In fact, there is probably a spring in your sight right now! From the watch you wear to the car you drive, springs are everywhere, and we rely on them constantly.

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