External Circlips, (sometimes called C-Clips or Seeger Rings) have a variety of applications, but are commonly used as retaining components. The clip is installed onto a shaft to prevent lateral movement of any parts connected to the shaft, or of the shaft itself. When connected to a shaft, an External Circlip can also be inserted into a cut or groove to create a lightweight and compact fastening. External Circlips are also commonly used alongside Bearings, and can be used as spacers or retaining rings for Gears.
External Circlips are stretched around a shaft using specialist Circlip tooling, and due to their slight flexibility, can accommodate shafts slightly larger than their own internal diameter. A tight fit is recommended to ensure that components are securely retained.
Stainless Steel Internal Circlips
All Internal Circlips sold by ACCU are manufactured from Stainless Steel with a self colour finish as standard. Chemical Matte Black Coatings can be applied on request.
Metric Internal Circlips
Components within this range are available in metric measurements. Internal diameters range from 2.70mm up to 94.50mm, making these components suitable for use with a wide range of shaft diameters.
Bespoke External Circlips Manufacture
High precision, bespoke manufacture of External Circlips to customer specification. State of the art facilities specialising in both small batch prototyping and large scale manufacture.