A spring washer is a type of mechanical fastener that is designed to apply a spring force between the fastened parts. It is typically a flat, disc-shaped component with a raised or indented center, and is made of a variety of materials including steel, copper, and brass.
Spring washers work by creating tension between the nut and bolt or screw and the surface being fastened, preventing the fastener from becoming loose due to vibration or movement. The spring force also helps to distribute the load more evenly across the joint, reducing stress on the fastener and increasing its longevity. Overall, spring washers are a versatile and reliable component that plays an important role in many industrial and mechanical applications.
Industrial spring washers are an essential component in many industrial and mechanical applications. They are used to provide a reliable and secure fastening solution that can withstand the rigors of heavy use, high vibration and extreme temperatures.
One of the primary uses of industrial spring washers is in the construction and maintenance of machinery and equipment. They are often used to secure bolts, nuts, and screws in place, ensuring that the components remain firmly attached and do not come loose over time. Spring washers are especially useful in applications where there is a high degree of vibration or shock, as they help to absorb and distribute the forces exerted on the joint.
Spring washers are frequently used to secure bolts and nuts in engines, transmissions and other critical components where failure could result in catastrophic damage or injury. They help to keep these components securely fastened, even under the stresses of high-speed operation and frequent starts and stops.
As a crucial component in many different types of machinery and equipment, steel spring washers provide a secure and reliable fastening solution that is essential for safe and efficient operation.
Using industrial spring washers can provide a number of benefits that make them an ideal choice for a wide range of applications. Here are just a few of the key benefits:
Keep your nuts, bolts, screws and other hardware fasteners in place while reducing the risk of loosening or failure over time.
Distribute loads more evenly across the joint and reduce stress on the fastener. Spring washers increase the lifespan of your hardware and reduce the need for replacement.
The design of steel spring washers allows them to absorb and distribute forces, making them especially useful for machines and equipment with a high degree of vibration and shock.
Critical components have a reduced risk of failure when their hardware is securely fastened. Spring washers exert a constant force on your fasteners to keep them from loosening.
Spring washers are a relatively low-cost component, making them a cheap, effective choice for many different types of applications.
Thanks to their versatility and durability, steel spring washers are used in a wide range of industries. Spring washers are reliable components capable of withstanding high levels of stress and vibration. Some of the industries that use these washers include:
We’ve compiled some of the most common questions we receive about our industrial spring washers. Learn more about our production capabilities and the materials we use to make these versatile hardware components.
Spring washers can be made from a variety of materials, depending on the specific application and requirements. Some of the most common materials used for spring washers include steel, stainless steel, aluminum, nickel, copper, brass and nonmetallic materials like nylon and Teflon. Heavy washers are made from high-strength steel alloys and other materials such as carbon steel.
Our design and tooling department can create custom tool and die components that match the dimensional specs of your spring steel washers. Freeway can create washers with an outer diameter (OD) as small as .050″ and as wide as 6″, with an inner diameter (ID) as small as .020″ and as wide as 5″. Thicknesses range from .005″ to .375″.
There are several different types of spring washers, each with its own unique properties and advantages. Some of the most common spring washers include Belleville washers, split (or spring lock) washers, wave washers, curved washers and coil spring washers. The choice of which type to use will depend on the specific application and your requirements.