Smalley wave springs are suitable for preloading bearings. The wave spring preloads the bearing through its outer race, taking up play in the bearing. Preloading will reduce bearing damage, wear, noise, and vibration. The wave spring prevents sliding between the rolling elements.
Bearing Preload Wave Spring Series
• 150 Standards designed to match popular bearing sizes
• Stocked from 9 to 580 mm in carbon and stainless steel
• No-Tooling-Costs on customs; .157 to 120-in. diameters
• Designed with gap or overlap geometry to prevent binding in tight radial spaces