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Primary Retaining Ring Type:

Retaining Ring Style:

Design Units:

Shaft Diameter:

Housing Diameter:

Thickness:

Maximum Thrust Load:

Material:

Coating or Plating?

Help with Retaining Rings and Snap Rings specifications:

Primary Retaining Ring Type
   Primary Retaining Ring Type       
   Your choices are...         
   Internal       Fits into a housing or bore. 
   External       Fits over a shaft or pin. 
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Retaining Ring Style
   Retaining Ring Style       
   Your choices are...         
   Circlip       Most common style for axial installation, usually has ears with holes for assembly tool. 
   Radially Assembled       E-Style and other radially installed rings (external only). Also called snap-on style. 
   Wire Formed Snap Rings       Wire formed rings of uniform cross section with no ears. Also called "Eaton" style. 
   Grooveless / Self-locking       Does not require a groove. Often have prongs that grip shaft or housing bore. Also called self-locking. 
   Spiral       Coiled, flat rings with no gap or protruding ears. 
   Beveled       For end-play take-up; ring has beveled angle (usually 15°).  The beveled angle on the ring mates to a complimentary angle on the groove wall during installation, creating a rigid assembly. 
   Bowed       For end-play take-up; bowed or curved, includes EL type.  Bowed rings exert a pre-load on the assembly and act like a spring, keeping the assembly in compression. 
   Interlocking       Two identical, interlocking halves (external only). Installed radially. 
   Other       Special shape or application. 
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Design Units
   Design Units       
   Your choices are...         
   Inch       Units are inches or fractions of an inch. 
   Metric       Units such as millimeters or centimeters. 
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Size Specifications
   Shaft Diameter:       Shaft diameter for external rings. 
   Search Logic:      User may specify either, both, or neither of the "At Least" and "No More Than" values. Products returned as matches will meet all specified criteria.
   Housing Diameter:       Housing diameter for internal rings. 
   Search Logic:      User may specify either, both, or neither of the "At Least" and "No More Than" values. Products returned as matches will meet all specified criteria.
   Thickness:       Ring thickness. 
   Search Logic:      User may specify either, both, or neither of the "At Least" and "No More Than" values. Products returned as matches will meet all specified criteria.
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Thrust Load
   Maximum Thrust Load:       Enter the maximum thrust load the retaining ring will see for the application. This is also called the ring shear. 
   Search Logic:      All matching products will have a value greater than or equal to the specified value.
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Material
   Material       
   Your choices are...         
   Beryllium Copper       Choose this material when ring is required to conduct electricity. 
   Spring Steel       Most commonly used material. 
   Stainless Steel       For applications in corrosive environments. 
   Other       Including steel alloys, bronze and plastics. 
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Finish
   Coating or Plating?       Common finish, coating or plating for spring steel are: oil dip, phosphate coating, zinc plating, zinc dichromate lacquer, black oxide, cadmium plating. Common treatment for stainless steel is passivation. 
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