Calculating endplay take-up for beveled retaining rings

01 July 2014

By Jeffrey Finkernagel, technical sales engineer, Rotor Clip Company Inc

Ref: FFT141407/40

In many assemblies, dimensional tolerances in ring thickness, groove location or the overall length of the components being retained add up to a degree of clearance, or endplay between the abutting surfaces of the ring and retained part.