G.L. Huyett Datasheets for Retaining Rings and Snap Rings

Retaining rings and snap rings are fasteners used to axially position a component on a shaft or in a bore.
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Product Name Notes
Upholstery Rings Also commonly called hog rings, upholstery rings are u-shaped rings bent during installation to secure two objects together. Once installed, they feature a firm grip that is unlikely to work...
X-Rings Applied to a grooved shaft, legs are squeezed shut with pliers. Heavy construction offers strong retention. X-rings are removable but not necessarily reuseable
Housing Rings Axially assembled internal retaining rings are made from zinc plated spring steel that install with needle-nose pliers into a housing or bore. They have a tapered design that allows the...
Eaton Rings Eaton™-style rings are a class of retaining rings popularized by the Eaton™ Corporation, a huge industrial conglomerate. These rings are wire formed and based on designs established by the automotive...
Crimp Rings External Rectangular Ring Crimped
Hog Rings Frequently used in the meat packing industry to seal sausage casings, to join mesh or wire cage, fasten wire or cable to chain link fence, or in the manufacture and...
Grip Rings Grip rings are stamped grooveless retainers that are radially applied using an applicator. Because there is no groove, the part may be adjusted on the shaft to take up end-play.
Split Rings Heavy duty wire with an off-set or “kickout” to ease installation. Generally made from heavier gauge wire than circle cotters.
Snap Pins Innovations in three-point pin designs have accelerated in recent years, as these devices are now available in more styles and materials than ever before. Most of the designs have been...
C-Form Rings Lighter duty radially-installed external rings that tolerate wide groove tolerances. Easily fitted and removed using a standard hand tool or applicator.
Poodle Clips Radially-assembled heavy duty ring with large shoulders (“ears”) and thicker material than E-clips. Install using an applicator or standard pliers and screwdriver.
Crescent Rings Radially-assembled part that uses circular deformation for retention. Narrow section height provides good clearance capabilities. Absence of teeth and deep set means lower thrust load ratings than E-clips. Install using...
Prong Locked Rings Radially-installed part functions as both a shoulder and spring due to its curved shape and prongs. High thrust load capacity and unique design make this a good retainer against rotating...
E-Clips Stamped clips for deep grooves with three prongs that yield high thrust load capacity.
D Rings The smooth, edgeless design makes D-rings a simple, sturdy, and inexpensive fastener. Excellent for cloth applications such as tarps and tents.
Push-On Rings These are excellent grooveless retainers used primarily in lighter-duty applications. We offer internal, external, toothed and odd styles in a variety of materials and finishes.
Spiral Rings These rings are coiled from wire. They are increasingly popular in large size and short run applications. We carry internal, external, tabbed, and dished in a variety of materials and...
Snap Rings This is our most popular series of retaining rings, incorporating a tapered design in axial installations. We offer external, internal, and everything in between in a variety of materials and...
Interlocking Rings Two-part radially-assembled ring with semicircular halves held together by interlocking prongs. Symmetrical shape “balances” the part to withstand high rotational speeds. Attractive appearance for exposed applications.
Rectangular Wire Rings
Round Wire Rings
Square Wire Rings
We offer a complete line of these “hard to find” and “hard to install” rings, including external, internal, square, round, as well as C and D styles.