INTRODUCING WAVE SPRINGS FROM ROTOR CLIP
Rotor Clip Company, Inc. has taken its expertise in processing and coiling wire to produce retaining rings and applied it to the manufacture of single-turn and multi-turn wave springs. A wave spring is coiled flat wire with waves added to give it a spring effect. Wave springs are superior to coil springs in certain applications because they provide lower work heights with the same force. This not only provides for space savings, but also smaller assemblies that use less materials, hence lower production costs. Wave springs can act as load bearing devices - compensating for accumulated tolerances in assemblies and providing end-play take-up. Wave springs exert a force, or “preload” on assemblies made to the low side of the tolerances “snugging” everything up. On the other end, they also “give” when parts are made to the high side of tolerances.