Smalley WaveRingŪ Retaining Rings - Available in Canada by RotoPrecision Inc.

Smalley WaveRings®

Smalley Retaining Rings

The WaveRing is a spiral retaining ring with an axial wave form. It acts like a standard retaining ring with the additional feature of compressibility. It compensates for the overall length tolerance of stacked components, while still acting as a retaining ring. Once assembled the WaveRing will reduce looseness and vibration in an assembly.

Designed to fit into a groove, the WaveRing applies pressure in two directions: against the groove wall and against the assembly components. Single, double or multiple turns in the WaveRing are possible as well as a choice of materials, including Smalley's standard 17-7 ph stainless and carbon steel.

Product Range

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Smalley WaveRing WaveRings®
Stock sizes from .750” to 5" diameters (19 mm to 125 mm) in 17-7 ph stainless and carbon steel.  Custom and made-to-order options are available.

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Internal, Inch

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External, Inch
For Metric WaveRing options, please contact Application Support.

Sample Application

Smalley Retaining Rings

Gear Bracket Application
The worm gear shaft is held in place and pre-loaded using a 2-turn WaveRing whcih fits in an internal groove.  The unique waveform in the ring allows the gear/shaft to float axially as the gear rotates.


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