Bearing Pre-Load Solutions
What: Applying permanent thrust load to the bearing so that it is securely installed and has no axial clearance.Why: The bearing preload process eliminates unwanted clearances, creates high stiffness, and reduces noise and vibration which increases bearing and application life.How: Rotor Clip offers three different solutions to pre-load bearings and eliminate axial clearance.
Truwave Wave Springs Bowed Retaining Rings Beveled Retaining Rings
The design of standard single turn wave springs with gap features sharp corners at the cut off area of the spring ends. But the sharp corners can scratch the surface of the bearing as well as the mating parts when the wave form shows a steep incline depending on th...
The design of standard single turn wave springs with gap features sharp corners at the cut off area of the spring ends. But the sharp corners can scratch the surface of the bearing as well as the mating parts when the wave form shows a steep incline depending on the load specification.
This debris can lead to failure of the bearing as well as the entire application.
Our patented design solves this problem by flattening the ends of the spring so that they will not create excessive wear that can damage the application.
Technical Considerations for the Selection of Retaining Rings
Design engineers are challenged daily to come up with economical designs that reduce weight, size, raw materials, and labor. This competitive mandate affects every facet of the design, including the fasteners needed to hold components in place. One style of non-threaded fastener that has been widely used to accomplish these goals is the retaining ring. Knowing which ring to use in a given fastening situation can greatly contribute to the overall effectiveness and economy of a design.
Calculating Endplay Take-Up for Beveled Retaining Rings
The article discusses how beveled retaining rings are the obvious choice in high speed production over shims and washers. The article is broken down to show how the retaining rings are designed, calculated and manufactured for maximum endplay take up while still being cost effective for both consumer and manufacturer.