In addition to high-quality material and proper processing, the design of the retaining rings also plays a critical role. In the end, the design of the groove determines whether the retaining ring meets all requirements and ensures smooth operation. Our SEEGER ring meets the most discerning demands.
The grooves of SEEGER retaining rings are generally rectangular.
It can be rounded at about 10% of the ring thickness on the load side (Figure a) or
slanted towards the relieved side (Figure b).
Axial play in machine parts by virtue of its design cannot be compensated for with classic SEEGER rings. With type AL and JL retaining rings,however, an elastic compensation of play is possible thanks to a springing effect of the rings.
If elastic compensation is not permissible in bores, the use of SEEGER type JB beveled rings is recommended, which permit play-free retaining of the machine component.
To allow for a rigid reduction of the play in steps, SEEGER rings and
washers are available in various thicknesses. The step range and thickness tolerance of the grounded rings are generally between 0.02 and 0.05 mm. SEEGER support washers are also available with stepped thicknesses – individually adapted to customer requirements.