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Materials, Finishes and Packaging Options
for Rotor Clip Tapered and Constant Section Retaining Rings:


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 Materials for Tapered and Constant Section Retaining Rings:

ring materials

Standard material for Rotor Clip retaining rings is carbon spring steel (SAE 1060-1090/UNS G10600-G10900). Rings can also be produced in our standard stainless steel (PH 15-7 Mo/UNS S15700) with 420 type cold rolled stainless steel (UNS S42000) as an option and in our standard beryllium copper (Alloy #25/UNS C17200) with copper alloy C72900 and phosphor bronze (Alloy#5218/UNS C52180) as options. Please note that the availability of rings in the stainless steel and copper materials is subject to prior inquiry and acceptance of a formal quotation. Rotor Clip can also produce rings one gauge thicker or thinner than standard sizes. Again, such orders are subject to prior inquiry and acceptance of a formal quotation. Characteristics of each material follow:


SAE: C1074
DIN: DIN 17 222 / DIN EN 10132-4 Ck 75 / C 75S
JIS: JIS G 3506 (SWRH72B) and JIS G3311:2010 (S 75 CM)

This steel is known for its high strength, and reliability in retaining ring applications. Since carbon spring steel is subject to corrosion, Rotor Clip treats all such rings with a protective coatin g to ensure some corrosion resistance. For long-term corrosion protection, a zinc plating or non-metallic finish should be applied over the steel. (See "Finishes" section).

• PH 15-7 Mo is an extra strength corrosion-resistant steel, capable of preventing atmospheric oxidation at temperatures up to 900º F. It also offers the following advantages:
          1. Minimal distortion due to unique heat-treating process. 
          2. A minimum of 225,000 psi for high ultimate tensile strength.
          3. High creep strength. Note: We reserve the right to substitute PH 17-7 stainless steel material for PH 15-7 Mo on larger rings. All PH 15-7Mo rings are supplied with a standard passivated finish.
• TYPE 420 - A less expensive alternative to PH 15-7Mo. Since general corrosion resistance for this material is less than PH-15-7Mo, use of this material depends upon the application. Contact Technical Sales for assistance.
• DIN 1.4122 - A grade of stainless steel commonly used on DIN standard retaining rings.

Applications that require conductivity are best served by this material. It is also characterized by excellent corrosion resistance and is particularly effective in sea air and seawater atmospheres.
The least expensive copper material Rotor Clip offers. This type exhibits higher strength compared to standard phosphor bronze materials with the same tin percentages. It is also characterized by ver y good stress relaxation characteristics. (Note: Rotor Clip can also supply phosphor bronze material to DIN standard 17 662, Material Number 2.1020. Contact Rotor Clip Technical Sales for more inform ation). 

Materials Reference Chart

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 Finishes for Tapered and Constant Section Retaining Rings:

 ring finishes

This standard finish is recommended over unfinished plain steel since it offers an extended shelf-life protection against rusting. RoHS & ELV compliant. THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR THIS FINISH.
This finish provides 8-hour salt spray protection. RoHS & ELV compliant.
A coating is added to the finish to control loose phosphate crystals on the surface of the part. RoHS & ELV compliant.
This finish provides 72 salt spray hours and can be used in place of costly stainless steel material in some applications. RoHS & ELV compliant. (Contact Rotor Clip Technical Sales for more information).
This coating features a yellow dichromate post plating finish. It affords the metal excellent salt spray protection (96 hours) and is particularly effective for applications exposed to seawater. Roto r Clip SAE 1060-1090 steel retaining rings are zinc plated using a mechanical plating process, which effectively eliminates hydrogen embrittlement.
Most of the dichromate is leeched out of this process, leaving a "bright" silver finish on the parts. ZF offers some corrosion protection (48 hours), but is widely used when the aesthetics of the par t are a factor.
This improved finish offers corrosion protection of up to 240 hours of salt spray protection. (Heavy Zinc Dichromate with Sealer - HZDL - offers 480 hours of salt spray protection.) It is a low cost substitution for costly non-corrosive materials such as stainless steel in some applications. Call for additional information.
This coating meets global requirements for hexavalent-free coatings. Z3X, trivalent with a sealer, affords 240 salt spray hours of protection. RoHS & ELV compliant.
Used for Constant Section Rings, an oil finish is applied over carbon steel to offer an extended shelf-life protection against rusting. No salt spray protection. RoHS & ELV compliant.

Finishes Reference Chart

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 Packaging Options for Tapered and Constant Section Retaining Rings:


The parts are packed in varying size boxes or bags depending upon the size of the part. If a part is ordered bulk, there is no code listed after the finish. For example, HO-25ST PA would indicate that the part is to be shipped bulk.
Shrink Wrap

Rings are shrink wrapped instead of tape stacked - particularly useful on Phospate & Oil (PD) or other oiled parts in which tape will not stick.
Tape Stacked

S - This suffix indicates that the parts are to be stacked. This means that the rings are stacked on top of one another, using automated equipment, and taped in that position. The resulting cartridges can be used to feed automated assembly equipment for easier, more efficient installation of the rings. (EX-HO-25ST PA S) For your information, only the following rings are offered stacked: E, DE, ME, MRE, JE, C, DC, MC, RE, HO, DHO, MHO, HOI, VHO, RG, and PO/POL.
Rod Stacked

W01 - This suffix indicates that the parts are to be stacked and held in place with a flat metal rod. The resulting cartdridge can be inserted into a ring dispenser which in conjuction with an applicator (see image above) results in an easier and more efficient ring installation. 
Rings On Wire

1.Eliminates Mixed Parts
2.Eliminates Sorting
3.Reduces Handling
4.All Parts Are Burr Oriented
5.Beveled Parts Will Be Properly Oriented On The Stack
6.Yields A Flatter Part


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