Spring mechanism plays an important role at Tate Modern 08 August 2016

The Tate Modern art museum in London, UK, reopened on 17th June after a huge expansion project supported by a new spring mechanism from European Springs & Pressings Ltd.

With an extremely limited time frame, as well as high-quality demands, European Springs & Pressings, part of the Lesjöfors Group, designed, developed, produced and delivered retaining clips for holding face plates onto the corbels as a part of a safety solution for an anti-climb zone on the Tate Modern.

"This really was a race against the clock as the scaffolding on the Tate Modern was being removed and the anti-climb installation had to be implemented within days," says Stuart McSheehy, managing director at European Springs & Pressings.

Tate Modern is the UK's national museum of modern art and with its five million visitors every year is the world's most visited modern art gallery. The huge expansion project also included the launch of a new ten-storey building.

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