Jointing annular components can give rise to numerous problems and all to often, demand solutions which are certainly ingenious but also complex. Increasing numbers of component manufacturers are now finding that switching to the use of tolerance rings can provide a simpler and more cost-effective approach.
The tolerance ring waveforms create an interference fit between mating components. The waveforms and other important criteria, such as ring thickness and hardness are designed with ring specialists and component manufacturers working closely together on development.
RENCOL® Tolerance Rings now lead the way in problem solving solutions. Product innovations include the use of waves, dimples, square profiled waves and sprung fingers.
All customers have different reasons for using tolerance rings, some of these benefits include:
The use of Rencol Tolerance Rings to innovate overall design issues enables designers to achieve a cost effective means of solving problems while adding substantial benefits to the overall end product.
1. Pitch: Distance between the waves measured from the centre of two parallel waves
2. Wave Height: This includes the material thickness
3. Plannish: The flattened material outside of the wave
4. Width: Measurement across the strip