Various Types And Uses of Spring Washers

Spring washers are basically a subtype of washer which is also known as disc springs. These washers are used for a wide variety of applications such as to eliminate rattle, provide a controlled reaction, maintain the required tension in assembly and so forth. These washers act as compression springs under heavy loads.

There are generally six types of spring washers which are readily available in most of the online and offline stores at affordable price rates.

Crescent Washers: These particular varieties of washers produce a small deflection. It is quite ideal for lighter loads. It is basically used in flexible applications.

spring washer

Belleville Washers: It is quite ideal for high loads and it is used in thermal expansion applications. The load and the deflection capability of these washers depend on the ratio of thickness and height.

Finger Washers: These washers are basically used to reduce the noise and vibration in various applications. It has a split construction with flanges that protrude from either side.

spring washers

Dome Washer: It is quite similar to the crescent washer in appearance but it has a very high load capacity. It has a unique shape with round curves that make a flat load-bearing surface.

Single Wave: These washers are used in sensitive areas to reduce abrasion. It is also quite similar to the crescent washer with flat load points on the surfaces.

Wave Washer: These types of washers are used as spacers or cushions. It offers only moderate load capacity compared to the other washers. However, there are multiple waves within the washer.

Spring washers are made of different types of materials. It is often made of steel as the metal is tensile. It can also be processed easily. Copper alloys are also used to manufacture washers. It is non-magnetic in nature and low in strength compared to steel. Apart from these materials, nickel chrome and nickel chrome cobalt alloys are also used to manufacture washers.

These washers are used for a wide variety of purposes. It can be bought from several reputed online stores in huge bulks at affordable price rates.

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