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Online drawings offered for retaining rings

Somerset, NJ -- Rotor Clip Company Inc., a manufacturer in retaining rings, hose clamps and related products, ...


Engineering

September 29, 2010
By MRO Magazine

Somerset, NJ — Rotor Clip Company Inc., a manufacturer in retaining rings, hose clamps and related products, now offers design engineers the option of downloading the most commonly used rings as IGES files, which can be opened using any 3D design program, and PDF prints. Additional files will be created, until the company’s entire product line has been converted.

For anyone creating a design that uses a retaining ring, spiral ring, or wave spring dimensional information can be easily obtained directly from the website by accessing the catalog pages or the online customer drawing.

Once the part has been selected, downloading the IGES drawing, which depicts the ring in the installed state, is a time-saver for designers. They do not have to try to create a reasonable facsimile of the ring in the installed state, which can be very time-consuming. In a matter of seconds, they can obtain the 3D part from the web and mate it in their assembly.

Unless the designer is willing to repeat these processes with multiple suppliers, it is recommended that the finished product be designed around the ring that has been tested. Choosing another supplier always runs the risk that the part may have a different shape and not function as well in the assembly.

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To access product files, visit http://www.rotorclip.com/base_part_search_form.php.