Engineers choosing springs for bearings typically prefer ones with a high axial load to reduce vibration and noise — and prolong bearing life. However, standard single-turn wave springs with a gap have sharp corners at the cut-off area of the spring ends.
These corners can scratch the surface of the bearing and mating parts when the waveform shows a steep incline, depending on the load specification. Ultimately, this debris can lead to failure of the bearing and an entire application.
Rotor Clip’s patented design solves this problem by flattening the ends of the spring so they avoid causing excessive wear that can damage an application.
As with all of Rotor Clip’s wave spring designs, there are no tooling costs for custom designs with this end feature.