Press Release Summary:
Single-Turn Wave Springs preload bearing through outer race, taking up play in bearing, while preventing sliding between rolling elements. Available in metric sizes ranging from 16-580 mm, units help minimize bearing damage and wear.
Original Press Release:
Prolong Bearing Life with Smalley Steel Ring Wave Springs
Single turn wave springs are ideal for bearing preload. The wave spring preloads the bearing through its outer race, taking up play in the bearing. By preloading a bearing, you will reduce bearing damage and wear. This particular application benefits from the wave spring by preventing sliding between the rolling elements. Another benefit to using a bearing wave spring in this application is that it reduces noise and vibration in the assembly.
Smalley's Bearing Wave Spring Series comes in metric sizes to match popular bearing sizes. Smalley has over 150 standard bearing springs available, ranging from 16mm to 580mm. Specials are available for unique bearing sizes with No-Tooling-Charges(TM). Free samples are available.