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C-Clip Nesting Cap

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051041D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Knepper, JA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The use of a nesting cap prevents snap-off of a shaft-securing C-clip, particularly in high thrust conditions, and allows selection of cap material which is compatible with the shaft-supporting wall.

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C-Clip Nesting Cap

The use of a nesting cap prevents snap-off of a shaft-securing C-clip, particularly in high thrust conditions, and allows selection of cap material which is compatible with the shaft-supporting wall.

Rotating shaft 10 experiences high axial load. This shaft is rotationally supported in wall 11, and is secured thereto by C-clip 12. Nesting cap 13 surrounds the C-clip and prevents expansion (i.e., snap-off) of the clip under this high axial load.

Cap 13 is fabricated of a material which is compatible with wall 11. For example, the material of cap 13 provides a non-sticky bearing interface to an aluminum wall 11.

In this construction, the diameter tolerance of hole 14, within wall 11, is not as critical as it would be were cap 13 not used.

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