Left- and Robot arm and sparks, middle- surgeon working with robotic arms, right- mars rover. John Evans’ Sons is proud to manufacture custom springs and components that meet the highest standards for industrial robotic devices.

From life-saving robotic-assisted surgical platforms to automated industrial assembly to unmanned interplanetary exploration, robotics technology requires quality precision springs. John Evans’ Sons is proud to manufacture custom springs and components that meet the highest standards for industrial robotic devices.

Our springs and components are frequently used in the following robotics applications and devices:

  • Linear actuation (pushing or pulling)
  • Rotary actuation (one direction of rotation or two with return to center)
  • Counterbalance articulated assemblies
  • Cable assembly and hose management
  • Propulsion
  • Steering & suspension
  • High energy deployment mechanisms (NASA)
  • Clamping / retention
  • Vibration isolation

Whether you need a component for an application mentioned above or a proprietary device, contact our sales and design engineering teams for assistance.

Mechanical Components for Robotics

John Evans’ Sons offers many mechanical components that are suitable for robotics applications. Some of the most common products include constant force springs, spiral torsion springs, and spring reels.

  • Constant force springsProvide a smooth range of motion and a nearly constant load when extending or retracting. Can eliminate the need for costly and complicated motors, thus decreasing device size and cost.
  • Spiral torsion springsIdeal for applications requiring less than 360 degrees of rotation. They are often used to obtain a large amount of torque through a small amount of rotation.
  • Spring reelsAvailable with a wide range of forces, cable lengths, and travel, and mount easily.

In addition to the products mentioned above, we also design and manufacture custom mechanical assemblies. Often, our clients have additional parts that need to be assembled with the spring. In this case, a custom mechanical assembly is ideal. Our engineering department is able to identify the need for an assembly in the design phase.

Here for Every Stage of the Manufacturing Process

From the design stage to the prototype, John Evans’ Sons is your contract manufacturing partner for your robotic mechanical components. Our engineering team is here to help ensure your design specifications are accurate and complete, reducing development costs and lead time. We’ll evaluate whether standard springs, custom springs, or assemblies are the best solutions for your device.

From in-house tooling to quality assurance, we provide unique capabilities and outstanding customer service throughout the manufacturing process. Reach out to learn more about partnering with America’s Oldest Springmaker.

Need Assistance? Consult our Technical Team.

Our Technical Team offers a depth of expertise to assist you with all parts of the process. We are ready to answer your questions in a timely manner and will help you define what you need. We produce custom springs for all purposes, and we are here to work with you on any of your customization needs.