Constant section retaining rings feature a uniform, constant section. This means that the material used to make the ring is the same width at any point along the circumference of the ring. These cost less than tapered and spiral retaining rings and provide only three point contact with the groove.
The constant section snap ring is a linear retaining ring made of carbon spring steel with a wide rectangular section providing a protruding shoulder for the stopper. Constant section snap rings are available in inner and outer rings and are suitable for off-shaft or bore and in-housing grooved applications. Both inner and outer rings come in a range of gap sizes and point types to suit most applications.
The constant section snap ring is made of carbon spring steel with untreated or phosphated surface. Designed for applications with low thrust loads. It can be easily installed or removed by using snap ring pliers. We can custom bore snap ring according to customer’s needs.
Industrial grade snap rings, often referred to as constant section snap rings, are wire retaining rings made of carbon spring steel with a wide rectangular cross-section providing a prominent shoulder for the retainer. Constant section snap rings are available as inner and outer rings and are suitable for grooved applications outside shafts or inside bores and housings. Both inner and outer rings are available in a range of gap sizes and point types to suit most applications.
The following applications feature XAH series snap rings installed in internal grooves. Heavy-duty snap rings secure the bearings within the housing.
2. Executive valve
A heavy-duty constant section snap ring is installed to absorb occasional shock loads from the piston. The ring has special ends for easy installation and removal with compatible tools and is contoured for high thrust.