Surprise Spring Situations: Where Can You Find Them?

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From the railway industry all the way to the health sector, there are numerous businesses that may not spring to mind when you think of compression springs or torsion springs. But here at European Springs, we work with a range of customers in many different industries, some of which you would never even think make use of a spring’s capabilities.

You can see the full list of industries that European Springs works with here. You may be surprised at how many there are – and that’s not even a comprehensive list!

To begin with, here are a few of the surprisingly common springs that you may not know exist.

Phones

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of new and innovative solutions for the telecom industry. Our telecom products are manufactured in Sweden and China and are helping to take the spring worldwide.

Springs and wire forms have been used in electronics and telephones all over the world since some of the earlier models were invented.

From the motor circuit powering the vibration system, to every button that pops out or pushes in; they use springs. That’s without mentioning the long list of uses mobiles have for wire forms, such as decorative panels and contact clips!

Did you know European Springs also work with Sony Ericsson and Nokia? And we don’t just deal with the springs; we have always been involved in the entire production line, from the finishing touches of hairline brushing, sand blasting and diamond cutting.

Offshore

The oil industry is dependent on efficient tools for drilling; tools that are powerful and can save time and money. The right springs can perform in many of these laborious conditions, making great solutions for issues with load, especially as the drill bit encounters hard materials.

Oil rigs are some of the most robust structures made by man, however, they must also be able to endure through some of the toughest environments.

Did you know that garter springs are used for underwater piping in offshore supply? These coiled steel springs are connected at each end to create a circular shape. They exert outward radial forces, which ensures no leaks of water or oil due to their inward radial force.

You can see a case study of European Springs here and find out a little more about springs in the off-shore industry here.

Construction

While some of the time springs are a vital element of constructions, other times they help to stabilise structures to prevent constructional problems.

An example of this is when the team at European Springs used compression springs within dampers in tubes to support the Oresund Bridge.

Did you know that even the Millennium Bridge in London is supported by a large mass of springs? They were used to stop a slight wobble in the bridge!

While these are just three examples, there are a huge amount of other industries that don’t just use the humble spring but rely on it.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help your business thrive, whatever industry you work in, simply get in touch with our team today.