As leading suppliers of mechanical components, Stephens Gaskets have an extensive collection of shims, washers and gaskets to meet a wide scope of requirements. With over 40 years in the industry, we’ve accumulated an in-depth understanding of the products we manufacture and the materials we work with, enabling us to create high quality and reliable components each and every time. As our business continues to grow, so does our stocklist and we are proud to be a company that uses a diverse range of materials. Our washers are available in many different materials, with our spring steel washer being particular popular here at Stephens Gaskets.
Spring Steel Washers – What are they?
A washer is a small circular component commonly used in mechanical devices as a spacer or a buffer. The spring steel washer is designed to provide a spring force, which absorbs the impact from shock or vibrations that take place inside the machinery. Spring steel washers are vital components within a mechanical device as they take the impact that would otherwise have to be absorbed by other parts of the machinery.
Helps Reduce Friction
Washers fill any unnecessary gaps between two different parts in the machine, which can often move around and cause friction damage if there is enough space left to do so. By filling the gap with a washer, the component helps reduce friction and prevents corrosion damage that could potentially jeopardise the functionality of the device.
Choosing a Spring Steel Washer – The Benefits
A spring steel washer is a common choice of material for a washer due to the material’s strength and durability. A washer’s purpose is to absorb shock whilst filling gaps and therefore the material for such component needs to be sturdy with a tough resistance, while still being compact enough to fit inside a mechanical device. Spring steel is an ideal material because as high carbon steel, it can be tempered and hardened.
Expert Washer Manufacturers
Here at Stephens Gaskets, expert washer manufacturers, we use only the highest quality of carbon steel to ensure we are providing our customers with safe and reliable products. We also heat treat the steel washer, which makes the spring steel attain the highest strength that won’t tire. Whether it’s small or large steel washers, here at Stephens Gaskets we can create both bespoke and non-bespoke components that are guaranteed not to let you down.
Call Us Today!
If you are interested in finding out more about our washers, please call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our team. Alternatively, you can visit our website at spring steel washers.
If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on stainless steel washers.