Spring washers include a broad range of components with similar but tangential performance charactaristics to retaining rings.
Common applications for spring washers include:
- end-play take-up in assemblies due to cumulative manufacturing tolerances
- compensation for dimensional changes in assemblies
- elimination of rattle
- maintenence of torque and "tightness" in fasteners
- compensation for expansion and contraction in environments with severe temperature fluctuation
- shock absorption
Please note that bellville (conical) washers are located in our washer section (both American and metric).