The traditional method for fastening components and assemblies in housings and on shafts usually involves some type of shaft/housing preparation and multiple components to accomplish the fastening task. Simply machine a groove onto the shaft or in the housing and install a retaining ring. It creates a shoulder that retains the component or assembly. Using retaining rings instead of traditional fasteners means fewer parts, less material and lower costs for you as well as less waste.
There are four main types of retaining rings available at MotionSolutions
- Tapered section
- Constant section
- Spiral type
- Shim type