Fasten securely and permanently 23 April 2020

High performance retaining washers from Boker’s can be produced to nearly unlimited specifications, and its numerous styles of non-standard and customised retaining washers are designed to provide secure fastening in the most demanding applications.

Retaining washers are essential in applications subjected to vibration, torque, heat or corrosion, with styles that provide added tension and friction designed to restrict threaded nuts, bolts or fastening systems from turning, slipping or loosening under load.

Numerous styles of retaining washers are available, from simple cup or spring style washers with inside diameters paired to screw shanks, bolts or smooth shaft components, to styles designed for sealing or featuring internal teeth. Boker’s offers comprehensive production capabilities for thousands of non-standard retaining washer configurations, as well as completely unique, custom solutions.

The comprehensive lines of retaining washer styles include shaft retainers, stud receivers, retainers for wire guide assemblies, push-on bolt retainers, wide-rim retainers, solid inside diameter retainers, as well as conventional style cup and spring retainers that provide axial flexibility as well as tension-based component security.

“With over 100 years of production, Boker’s has extensive experience in washers for numerous critical and vibration-prone applications. We’ve helped solve retention challenges for a variety of high vibration applications from aerospace, automotive, transportation, military, industrial machinery, engine components, electronics and PCB applications, to consumer products such as appliances,” said Chuck Kersey, assistant sales manager at Boker’s Inc.

Boker’s offers over 2,000 different metallic and non-metallic materials and maintains over 32,000 stock tools for flat round washers, spacers and shims without tool charges. Boker’s retaining washers are custom produced in short, medium and long runs with fast delivery, minimal tool cost and 3D prototypes available.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.