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  • Retaining Ring Selection Guide
    Smalley engineers have seen and heard it all when it comes to retaining rings, so who better to ask about the best ring for your application than the experts themselves. From materials, to size, function and more, learn about what separates our rings from the rest.
  • Ask the Expert - Part Number Issues and Spirolox Retaining Ring Reusability
    Welcome back to the Ask the Expert Blog, where our engineers answer commonly asked ring and spring design questions. This week, our experts field some questions about Spirolox retaining rings, specifically about their reusability, and the usefulness of Smalley Sales Engineers.
  • Ask the Expert - Retaining Ring Material and Shear Load Safety Factors
    than 50 years, Smalley has been the industry leader and technological pioneer of retaining rings, constant section rings and wave springs. Whether you require a standard or custom solution, our dedicated team of engineers can design a solution for your target application performance.
  • Ask the Expert - Installing Retaining Rings and Laminar Seal Ring Application
    Unlike salespeople, Sales Engineers are engineers first. Smalley Sales Engineers use their technical expertise to steer you in the direction of the products that will best suit your needs instead of the ones that are simply more expensive.
  • Applications--Cycle Lock
    By utilising the total flexibility of the Smalley manufacturing process, it was possible to easily and inexpensively design a special 2-turn internal retaining ring for this tamper proof application. Ordinarily an internal retaining ring is supplied with a notch on the outer of the ring ends
  • Ask the Expert - Small Wave Springs and Seal Rings
    Welcome back to the Ask the Expert Blog, where our engineers answer commonly asked ring and spring design questions. This week, our experts field some questions about different uses of Smalley springs and rings. We discusses various applications for our line of retaining rings, how they can
  • Rings get in the groove Without Tools
    Spiral-wound retaining rings expand the design envelope of conventional snap rings. A Smalley spiral retaining ring holds together halves of a split ring in a hydraulic cylinder ram. The arrangement is much simpler than bolted designs, say developers at Allied Systems Co., Sherwood, Oreg. Spiral

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