Rotor Clip engineers regularly design custom parts and tools. Now one new iteration is an interlocking spiral retaining ring based on the manufacturer’s standard DCR non-interlocking spiral ring. The new Rotor Clip ring is made with a custom tooling process for producing DCR-LS interlocking spiral retaining ring.
DCR-LS advantages over standard DCR spiral rings are a resistance to tampering; higher rpm limits; and maintenance-free application. More after the jump.
Interlocking spiral rings are essential in gearboxes and other motion-system assemblies. The rings in these assemblies must stay in their grooves, even at high rpm. Rotational speeds high enough to make spiral rings move out of their groove can cause application failures. Here, the new spiral-ring locking mechanism ensures that the ring stays in the groove even at very high rpm.
Locking spiral rings minimize maintenance as well. Reconsider our gearbox example. Gearmakers maintain exacting levels of cleanliness during their manufacture and tightly seal these gearboxes to prevent contamination-induced damage. The designed gearbox components for minimal risk of failure. So here, interlocking spiral rings can eliminate maintenance in which personnel open the gearbox to replace parts — and risk contamination of the assembly in the process.@RotorClip now offers interlocking spiral retaining rings to run at higher rpm #MadeInUSA link— Click To Tweet
Locking spiral rings also resist tampering, as they’re difficult for operators to remove from grooves — preventing many unauthorized or unnecessary machine adjustments.
For more information on DCR interlocking spiral retaining rings, visit rotorclip.com.