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Bearing Snap Rings

At Simply Bearings we stock a comprehensive range of bearing snap rings in a wide range of diameters. These retaining rings are designed to snap into a groove in the outer track of a roller or ball bearing, allowing the part of the ring left protruding to act as a retainer to hold the assembly in place. Commonly used in motors, pistons and turbines, these bearing snap rings are manufactured from carbon steel and are supplied in packs of two rings.

A bearing snap ring has many applications in industry and machinery and can be sized from a few millimetres to over a metre. A snap ring is designed to permit rotation but prevent lateral movement, so they stay firmly locked in place. It's important that snap rings are always correctly fitted so they don't deform and ride up the rounded edge, which forces them out of their groove and distorts their retaining function.

These types of bearing snap ring are known for their ability to retain tolerances. They give a lot of strength to ball bearing shaft applications. The advantages of using this kind of snap ring are ease of assembly, low cost and accuracy of positioning, since bearing snap rings only need a groove to slot into. These types of rings also function with a minimum of surface preparation for either the housing or the shaft. These Flat Wire Snap Rings maintain a constant thickness from centre to ends and are manufactured from carbon steel, which is strong and hard-wearing, making it ideal for these long-lasting rings.

Like the majority of our products at Simply Bearings, we can deliver your bearing snap ring order to your door with free UK delivery, and if you need your snap rings in a hurry, simply choose same-day or next-day dispatch when you check out. Low international shipping rates are also available, either by letting our smart cart work out the cost or by contacting our friendly and knowledgeable team, who'll be happy to answer any questions and help you place your order.

Whether you're a corporate client or a private customer, we believe in offering you the outstanding levels of customer service that have made us the UK's leading supplier of bearings, oil seals and transmission products. Not happy with your purchase? Then simply return the goods and products to us in their original packaging within 90 days of purchase and we'll be happy to give you a full refund, no questions asked.


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