What are Garter Springs used for?
- Our interlock garter springs are extension springs with the ends fastened together to form a ring
- They are primarily used to maintain controlled pressure of a radial lip seal on a shaft and to compensate for lip wear, changes in volume or stiffness of the elastomer, and the effect of temperature changes and time
- Other uses include small motor belts and electrical connectors
- Garter springs can easily be shortened to the required length and a relatively firm connection of the spring ends can be achieved by connecting the cylindrical and conical ends together
- In critical applications, the connection can be fixed through laser welding