Off-Highway Applications

Retaining Rings and Wave Springs for the Off-Highway Industry

You’re tackling tough challenges in the off-highway industry, and we’re committed to being your reliable partner every step of the way.

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Engineered To Perform In Any Condition

Reliability and safety are paramount in the off-highway industry, where the performance of unseen parts can make all the difference.

For over 65 years, our company has been trusted by the industry for our full line of retaining rings, spiral rings, wave springs, and self-compensating hose clamps, which are used in various applications such as heavy-duty machinery, construction equipment, and agricultural vehicles.

Whether it’s for electrified or combustion engines, we have the expertise to work with engineers to ensure dependable performance and keep the industry moving forward.

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Certified to Manufacture for the Off-Highway Industry

All our products are manufactured in accordance with the relevant standards. Our commitment to them is at the heart of our mission. Rotor Clip is certified and registered to IATF 16949ISO 9001ISO 14001, ISO 13485 & AS9100.

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The Parts You Need to Build

Heavy-duty applications require heavy duty parts and Rotor Clip has the materials and finishes available to suit one’s requirements. Our experienced sales engineers are available to assist designers in selecting which options are best for your project.

Rings can be manufactured in sizes from .040” to 47″ (1 mm to 1200 mm) meeting inch, DIN, ANSI and JIS standards. For spiral retaining rings, spring steel (SAE 1070-1090) and AISI 302 stainless steel materials are usually requested for the aerospace industry. 17-7PH Cond. CH900 is the preferred stainless steel for wave springs. Both stainless parts are often passivated to AMS2700.

From engine to bucket, Rotor Clip is where you need us to be.

A Partnership From Design To Drive

Some cars require retaining rings and wave springs that have been used before. Others are unique and need to be custom made. No matter what, you have to make sure you have the right ones in your design. There’s a lot riding on it.

As automotive design engineers work to innovate and streamline their industry, our own team of dedicated engineers work in concert with them to develop the most cost-effective and functional components for their applications.

If the solution doesn’t yet exist? We’ll make it. Our one-stop shop allows us to customize, design, prototype and manufacture scaled production volumes, with no interference in your work. It’s how we’re more than parts. We’re a true partnership.

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Popular Off-Highway Applications for Rotor Clip Retaining Rings and Wave Springs

Rocker Arm Retaining Ring

Tapered Section Ring Applications

  • Gasoline / Diesel Engine – Piston Wrist Pin Retainers
  • Alternator Assemblies
  • Starter Assemblies
  • Cab Assemblies
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Spiral Retaining Ring Applications

  • Seating Assembly
  • Switch Assemblies
  • Steering
  • Hydraulics connectors
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Constant Section Ring Applications

  • Braking Systems
  • Tractors / Transmissions Assemblies
  • Steering Gear Assemblies
  • Axle Bearing Retainers
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • PTO assemblies
  • Worm Gear assemblies
  • Clutch assemblies
An illustration depicting a steering assembly integrated with a wave spring, highlighting its contribution to smooth and responsive steering operation. The wave spring provides controlled resistance and stability, enhancing driver confidence and vehicle handling in various road conditions

Wave Spring Applications

  • Cab Assemblies
  • Joystick control
  • Clutch assemblies
  • Bearing Preload


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