Smalley Spirolox Retaining Ring Automated Installation – External / Shaft



How to install a Spirolox Retaining Rings: For higher speed assembly operations retaining ring installation is accomplished with a plunger and a tapered plug. The plug, angled at approximately 6 degrees, is centered over the shaft end. A loose fitting plunger pushes the snap ring into position over the tapered plug. An arbor press or air cylinder is commonly used to automate this assembly operation. Tooling for retaining ring installation should have hardened working surfaces to minimize wear.

Spirolox Retaining Rings, also known as Spiral Retaining Rings, are available exclusively from Smalley Steel Ring Company. Spirolox Rings have no ears to interfere with mating components in your assembly. Over 6,000 rings are available from stock in carbon and stainless steel from 1/4″ to 16″ diameters. Specials can be manufactured from .200″ to 120″. Spiral retaining rings are interchangeable with ordinary snap ring (Circlip) grooves.


Post time: Dec-19-2016