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Comparisons of Retaining Rings Verses Typical Fasteners
Retaining Rings Aid Assembly, I
Retaining Rings Aid Assembly, II
Coupling Shafts with Retaining Rings
The Versatile Retaining Ring
The Multiple-Purpose Retaining Ring
More Work for Round Retaining Rings
Energy Absorber Squeezes Rings to Cushion Shocks
Defection of Perpendicularly Loaded Split Circular Rings
Improve Design with Retaining Rings
Comparisons of Retaining Rings
Verses Typical Fasteners
A variety of basic applications show how these rings simplify design and cut costs.
MACHINED SHOULDERS are replaced
with savings in material, tools and time.
Grooving for ring can be done during a
cut-off, or other machining operation.
WHEN COLLAR AND SETSCREW are sub-
stituted by ring, risk of screw vibrating loose
is avoided. Also, no damage to shaft by screw
point occurs - a frequent cause of trouble.
RINGS THAT CAN REPLACE cotter pin
and washer are economical since only one
part is required and pin-spreading operation
is not needed thus cutting time and costs,
RETAIN COMPONENTS on diecastings with
a simple-to-use grip ring. Slipped over the
end of the shaft, the ring exerts a frictional
hold against axial displacement of the shaft.
SHOULDER AND NUT are replaced by two
retaining rings. A flat ring replaces the shoul-
der, while a bowed ring holds the component
on shaft for resilient end-play take-up,
THREADED INTERNAL FASTENERS are
costly because of expensive internal thread-
ing operation. Simplify by substituting a self-
locking retaining ring-see lower drawing.
COVER-PLATE ASSEMBLY has been re-
designed (lower drawing) to avoid use of
screws and machined cover-plate. Much thin-
ner wall can be used-no drilling or tapping.
HEAT-FORMED STUD provides a shoulder
against retained parts but mu