Rotor Clip - Rings to global standards

Rotor Clip is the only manufacturer that produces a full line of inch, DIN, ANSI metric and JIS retaining rings to global standards, as well as a complete line of constant section snap rings, spiral retaining rings, wave springs, and self-compensating hose clamps. There are over 50 different styles and over 1000 part numbers to fit virtually every application. Rotor Clip retaining rings are produced in almost every standard size, and can be manufactured in a wide range of sizes from 1/25 inch (1 millimeter) to 39.4 inches (1 meter). And if our stock items aren't the right fit, we are happy to work with our customers to create custom parts for a wide range of application needs.

We are IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and AS9100 certified and continuously support the ever-increasing quality demands for both retaining rings and wave springs that meet the performance goals of application reliability every day, supporting a diverse range of industries, including: automotive, aerospace, defense, energy, industrial, and medical device industries.

Rotor Clip retaining rings and wave springs are highly optimized for the energy industry's equipment and processes. And, we understand the challenges engineers encounter as they strive to efficiently deliver that energy. Rotor Clip components are used throughout the energy industry because we stock a wide range of standard materials and finishes for production. We also offer a host of specialty materials that perform in hostile outdoor, undersea and underground environments including those that resist sulfide stress corrosion -- a common threat in the oil & gas industry. Whether you require a part that must handle heavy mechanical loads, stand up to corrosion in salt water or perform in extreme temperatures up to 1,000°F over a long lifetime, Rotor Clip will work with you to understand the end application and operating conditions to produce a reliable part.

Our team of technical engineers and designers will partner with you from Day One to ensure you are using the optimal parts, materials, and finishes to ensure you are maximizing outputs and efficiency, while maintaining your bottom line.

Why settle for ordinary springs when wave springs offer optimal force handling, space savings and performance?

Our wave springs boast an attractive force-to-work height ratio, typically needing half the work height of coil springs for both axial and radial space savings. They also provide consistent force over a wide range of deflections, transmitting those forces only in the intended axial direction while improving dimensional tolerances. Wave springs do not suffer from torsional loading and twisting that can cause wear.

Silver-turn wave springs

Single-turn wave springs are appropriate for light duty applications with low to moderate thrust loads. Customers can specify wave springs with gap or overlap designs in a variety of waves and material thicknesses. Wave springs are particularly suited to fit narrow radial wall dimensions and low clearances, or to accommodate ball or roller bearings. They typically take the place of stamped washers.

Multi-turn wave springs

Compact and robust, multi-turn wave springs occupy half the axial space in static applications and one-third the space in dynamic applications versus other spring designs. They can accommodate a wide variety of loads, deflections and diameters. Multi-turn wave springs are particularly suitable for medium and heavy duty applications or designs requiring high thrust load capacity. They typically replace coiled springs or stacks of disc springs.

Rotor Clip spiral retaining rings combine high strength with an impressive size range and simplicity.

Spiral rings are engineered to make installation effortless. They do not require special tooling, and they also offer many opportunities for space and cost savings because they do not need assembly and disassembly lugs.

Your assembly has a crucial function to fulfill, but its integrity will only be as good as the reliability of your retaining ring or circlip.

When you select Rotor Clip retaining rings, you're choosing a company that is committed to producing retaining rings with the highest quality and durability.

Axial Assembled Tapered Section Retaining Rings or Circlips

  • Axially installed into machined grooves in housings/bores (internal) or on shafts (external)
  • Have lug holes for ease of installation and removal
  • Make uniform contact when released in a groove
  • Can accommodate higher thrust loadings

Radial Assembled Tapered Section Retaining Rings or Circlips

  • Radially installed into machined grooves on shafts (external)
  • Accommodate lower thrust loadings than axial retaining rings
  • Do not have lug holes: Easy to install using retaining ring applicators
  • Provide protruding "shoulders" for effective retention of assemblies
  • Economical alternative to axially assembled external tapered section rings.

Self-Locking and Push-On Tapered Section Retaining Rings or Circlips

  • Can be installed on a shaft or in a housing/bore without a groove
  • Save on machining time and costs since no groove is needed
  • Can be used effectively and economically on small applications
  • Accommodate low thrust loadings
  • Difficult to remove once installed.

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Contact Details

US - World Headquarters
187 Davidson Avenue
NJ 08873
United States of America
Tel: +1 732-469-7333
Fax: +1 732-469-7898

A full line of inch, DIN, ANSI metric and JIS retaining rings to global standards, as well as a complete line of constant section snap rings, spiral retaining rings, wave springs, and self-compensating hose clamps.
Single and Multi-Turn Wave Springs by Rotor Clip: The Best Springs You Haven’t Tried Yet
Spiral retaining rings provide 360° of gapless contact with the groove for seamless retention.
Axially and radially assembled retaining rings for a wide variety of applications and industries.
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