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Retaining ring tutorial, CLIP NOTES

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WHAT ARE RETAINING RINGS?

Retaining rings fasten assemblies on shafts or in housing/bores.
They are installed into a groove creating a shoulder that retains the assembly.
Retaining rings are more efficient and cost-effective than traditional fasteners like screws, nuts, bolts, cotter pins, washers and more.
Function  with a minimum amount of surface preparation to either shaft or housing.

 

cotterpin

Traditional method of fastening.

retaining ring

Cost-saving method offered by Rotor Clip.

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