With over fifty years in the industry, Stephens Gaskets have plenty of knowledge and experience manufacturing mechanical components. As leading specialists in shims, washers and gaskets, we have developed into a well-established business supplying worldwide, to some of the most vital industries including the aerospace, automotive and defence sectors. In order to continue growing our business, we ensure all of our products are available in a wide variation of materials in order to be able to provide solutions to as many different clients as we can. Our washers can be custom-made using many different materials including plastic, steel, and spring steel; we are also proud to be a klinger washer manufacturer too.
Washers – Do I need one?
A washer is a small circular component that is specifically designed to fit inside a device to fill any unnecessary gaps. Gaps between different parts in a machine can cause unnecessary movement and lead to friction damage inside the device. Components can hit into each other, which adds wear and tear on the machinery and can potentially jeopardise the safety and functionality of it.
Washers are designed to absorb the shock and impact of any movement within the machinery, which would otherwise be impacting the machinery itself. Adding a washer to fill the gap creates a tighter fitting alignment of the components and can help prevent damage to the inside of the device.
What are Klinger Washers?
A Klinger washer, otherwise known as a compressed fibre washer is a type of washer which was established by Klinger – leading sealing products developers. Before Klinger washers were invented, the previous products were asbestos washers, however the compressed fibre, often known as klingerite, used in Klinger washers contains no traces of asbestos making it a safe and ideal material to use.
Robust & Versatile
A klinger washer is made from a combination of aramid glass and rubber fibres and they are often used to provide a seal against liquids, gases and solvents. Aramid fibres within a Klinger washer have no melting point, which means that these type of washers are incredibly robust and versatile.
Ideal for Industrial and Marine Applications
The compressed fibre gives the klinger washer many admirable properties such as the ability to withstand high levels of pressure as well as water, air, salt and chemical resistance. These properties make the washers ideal for use in industrial and marine applications such as diesel engines and oil pipelines.
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