A ring-shaped stamping with one opening on the circumference. The two ends at the opening are called lugs and flare slightly into the groove. When the lugs are released, contact is made with the grooved housing.
Tapered section design assures constant moment and, therefore, uniform circular deformation; allows for complete contact and tightness in groove. The internal design is for axial installation into machined grooves in housings and bores. Steel rings can be safely used within a temperature range of -100° F to 500° F. Stainless steel rings are corrosion resistant & can be used in higher heat applications from -100° F to 900° F.