Retaining Rings feature low profile design.

Press Release Summary:

Hoopster® Retaining Rings offer low radial profile which will not twist or deform under load. Suitable for thin wall tubes and light to heavy loads, units install without special tools. They are available in standard sizes from 3/8-3 in. and offered in carbon and 302 SS.

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Smalley Steel Ring Company Introduces New Hoopster® Retaining Rings

Smalley Steel Ring Company, world leader in the manufacturing and development of Spirolox® Retaining Rings, Snap Rings and Wave Springs introduces new Hoopster Retaining Rings. Hoopster rings fit into much shallower grooves than regular snap rings or retaining rings.

The Hoopster's low profile, precision circularity and small radial size allow it to be an unobtrusive component in an assembly. Hoopster Retaining Rings are suitable for light to heavy loads and are ideal for thin wall tubes. An additional advantage of the Hoopster is its potential for high thrust capacity. The low radial profile will not twist or deform under load as with conventional retaining rings.

Hoopster Retaining Rings are easily installed without special tools. Standard sizes are stocked from 3/8 to 3" and offered in carbon and 302 stainless steel. Specials can be made with No-Tooling-Charges(TM).

Smalley offers complete information on the Hoopster Retaining Ring including a new catalog supplement featuring part numbers and material options. Information is available at

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