Brake Systems Springs

Springs for the Air Brake Systems

Performance Springs Ltd is the UK’s premier designer, developer and manufacturer of high quality, heavy duty and precision compression springs for the air brake system market.


Performance Springs Brake Systems SpringsApplications

Springs made to order for:

  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Heavy Goods, Truck and Bus
  • Off Road Vehicles
  • Defence Vehicles


Manufacturing Range

  • Round Wire 0.2mm to 19.0mm Diameter
  • Production Batches from1 to 5,000,000
  • Conical, Barrel and Parallel Shapes
  • Ground or Unground Ends



We select the world’s best materials…

Silicon-Chrome-Vanadium Oil Tempered and Silicon-Chrome-Vanadium + Nickel Oil Tempered

1.5mm to 6mm Wire Diameter

  • Branded Specialist Wires
  • ASTM877B

 Silicon-Chrome Oil Tempered

0.5mm to 14mm Wire Diameter

  • EN10270/2 VD SiCr
  • DIN 17225 VDSiCr
  • ASTM A877
  • BS2803 685A55 HD2
  • AS33A

Hard Drawn Carbon Steels

0.2mm to 15mm Wire Diameter

  • EN10270/1 Grades SH, DM, DH
  • BS5216 Grades HD3, HS3, ND3, M4, M5
  • DIN17223/1 Grades B, C, D, II
  • ASTM Grades A679, A228
  • AS8, AS6/7, AS5, AS5A
  • J271, J178
  • G3502

Stainless Steel

0.2mm to 15mm Wire Diameter

  • EN10270/3 Grade X10 CrNi 18-8, X5 CrNiMo 17-12-2, X7 CrNiAl 17-7
  • BS2056 Grades 301 (17/7), 302, …316
  • DIN 17224 1.4310, 17224 1.4401, 17224 1.4568
  • ASTM A313
  • AS35
  • AMS 5688, 5673C, 5678
  • JIS G4314


Manufacturing Capabilities and Processes

  • CNC Coiling
  • Semi-Automatic Coiling
  • Shot Peening
  • End Chamfering & Finishing
  • Full Inspection and Test Facilities
  • Full Statistical Process Control

All activities are undertaken on the basis of:

  • Fast turn times where availability dictates
  • High quality to OEM standards and beyond
  • Comprehensive technical and sales back-up service

With high investment in both its workforce and manufacturing facilities, Performance Springs Ltd is at the leading edge of spring technology and innovation, making it the best choice for high fatigue and safety critical applications.


Air Brake Spring Optimisation

Do you have problems in any of the following areas?

  • Spring fatigue and failures, durability & relaxation
  • Tight tolerancing and accuracy
  • Satisfying the need for downsizing, reducing weight
  • Development of new low carbon technology

Performance Springs can help with expert advice about how to solve such spring problems and reduce risk. We provide our specialist knowledge to our clients to give them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.