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25 Catharine Avenue
Brantford, Ontario,
N3T 1X7
519.620.2645 fax: 519.751.1076

Commercial Spring Services

Clear and Yellow Zinc Coating
The zinc plating process is typically used to minimize the rate of corrosion.  It is the process of covering our springs or other metal products with a layer of zinc plating to form a physical barrier to corrosion.  It is a cost-effective method of protecting various types of metal.
Spring Design
Our technical team will work with you to create a design that is functional, cost-efficient, and practical. At OmniCoil Spring Works Inc., we use innovative spring design software to assist our customers in developing  concepts into reality.  Once the design is completed, we have the capabilities to create a working prototype for R&D and testing purposes. Upon approval of the prototype specifications, our manufacturing team will produce your springs from one piece up to production run volumes.

E-Coating (also known as electrocoating) is another common and cost effective method by which our springs can be protected from corrosion. In this process, our springs are submerged into a special bath, after which electricity is used to deposit paint onto the spring.  

Powder Coating
The process of powder coating is used to coat metals, such as our springs. In this process, dry powder paint is applied to the surface of the springs which are then heated to cure the paint, creating an anti-corrosive barrier.

Shot Peening
Shot peening is the process that involves blasting the surface of the spring with pellets at a high velocity (200 ft/s or greater). Each shot particle, with controlled shape and uniform size, acts as a peening hammer to cold-work the surface which greatly reduces the risk of fatigue failures which originate on the surface of the spring. Shot peening greatly increases the life cycle of the spring.

Passivation is the process of removing free iron or other contaminants from the surface of our springs. Free iron is transferred to the spring during normal production processes.  The presence of free iron can cause oxidization, resulting in the formation of visible rust on the surface of our springs. Passivation resolves this issue by removing contaminants and promoting the uniform formation of the passive chromium oxide layer. 

Special Packaging and Labeling
At OmniCoil Spring Works Inc., we have the flexibility and capability to work with customers to meet all of your packaging requirements.

Heat Treating
Heat treating is a process whereby steel products (such as our flat forms) are heated to high temperatures, quenched into a heat-abstracting bath to hold the steel at a selected temperature between 350-800 degrees Fahrenheit, then cooled to room temperature. The heat treating process yields changes to hardness and ductility of the steel.

Set Removing (Pre-Setting)
The process of closing to solid height a compression spring that has been coiled to a longer than desired finished length. The set removing process increases the apparent elastic limits of the spring.

Stress Relieving
In this process, our springs or wire forms are exposed to a low temperature heat treatment to remove the residual stresses produced during the normal production of the spring or wire form itself. Stress relieving improves the shape memory of the spring or wire form and helps to minimize the chance of the spring taking a set during use.

Tensile Testing
In this process, the product is pulled in opposite directions until it breaks. Tensile testing is done in order to determine information about overall strength and durability of the product.

Load Testing
In order to load test a spring, we deflect the spring by a set parameter and record the results of this testing. At OmniCoil Spring Works Inc., we can test and tag your parts with critical load information. Additionally, we can supply load test reports with statistical data to ensure all your springs meet the required specifications.

Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LPI)
Liquid penetrant inspection (LPI), also known as dye penetrant inspection (DPI) is the process of applying a penetrant to the surface of our springs to locate surface defects.

Rockwell Hardness Testing
In Rockwell Hardness Testing, a diamond or ball indenter is applied to the surface of our springs under a set load to determine the degree of penetration into the wire.