Rings are used for energy storage, similar to springs. Often these, especially the external type of ring, provide shoulders to locate or retain parts on shafts or in cylinders. Internal rings are meant to exert pressure outward and are installed into grooves in housings or bores. Rings have many advantages, in that they’re simple to manufacture, easy to assemble, and offer accurate positioning compared to threaded fasteners.
After coiling, material thickness near the inner surface of the ring is greater than the original material, which must be considered when selecting wire and groove size, and if necessary this can be reduced with secondary operations.
A ring’s material should be selected based on the environment the part will be used in, however load capacity must be taken into consideration to ensure failure will not occur.
As with all Spiros’ parts, we will custom manufacture any shaped ring to fit your specific needs. Offering competitive pricing, state-of-the-art equipment, and customer satisfaction for over two decades, we’re ready to be part of your team.