Author Archives: Dave Ellner

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Work Smarter in 2019

No one has to tell you that being a manufacturer gets more challenging every year. The cost or raw materials, sourcing quality parts, and finding qualified talent are just a few of the hurdles we need to cross to bring our products to market. Ajax Wire Specialty Company is here to help with at least […]

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Learn Some Spring Terminology

Without a basic understand of spring terminology it can be difficult to order a custom manufactured spring. The customer service team at Ajax will always assist in spec’ing out what you need, but learning some spring lingo will help ensure you get the correct spring for the job. Here are some of the most common […]

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