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Thread: E-clip Sizing

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    Default E-clip Sizing

    What does the size of e-clips describe?
    If I have a 5/32" e-clip, is that telling me that I need to cut the groove bottom to be 5/32 in dia for the proper fit?

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    Default Retaining clips

    Lynn: clip size = shaft size a 5/32 (.156) clip needs a .116 inch diameter groove. Re pg 1613 Table 14 Machineries hand book 25th Edition.
    Hope this helps
    Tin

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    Default Shaft Diameter

    If you have a 5/32" e-clip, (external retaining ring) it is for a 5/32" diameter shaft. The groove for a 5/32" e-clip will be .116" dia. x.029" wide max bottom radii .005". Machinery's Handbook has the dimensions for depth, width, and margin for external retaining rings. That's where I got the above information.

    BTW, if you were not aware, there is more than one style of external retaining ring slanged as "e-clips". Of the two e-clip styles, one will take more of a static thrust load # than the other.

    I see I was beaten to the answer while typing this.
    Last edited by ERBenoit; 09-21-2006 at 06:23 PM.
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    Have a look at www.rotorclip.com

    Mark.

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    Thanks folks.
    I didn't have a handbook available. ...nor did I find a website that addressed that. Matter of fact I don't see that on rotor clip's site either. I see their formula for 'end margin', but not depth.

    Again, thanks.
    Lynn

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    Lynn, this is the clip information from the rotor clip website. Warning it a 9 mb Adobe file.
    John

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