Securing Element for Axles and Shafts
Original Publication Date: 1985-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
For the mechanical radial assembly and guidance of axles and shafts, an element is used having the form of an open ring with radially aligned flexible barbs; after insertion, the barbs recoil, so that the element and the axle or shaft are reliably secured in the bearing part. Initially, element 1 (Fig. 1) is inserted into bearing part 2, into which axle or shaft 3 is subsequently forced. Alternatively, element 4 (Fig. 2) is placed over axle or shaft 5, and subsequently axle or shaft 5 along with element 4 is forced into the correspondingly shaped bearing part 6. According to Fig. 3, the element in the form of flexible barbs 7 may also be integrated in bearing part 8, so that shaft 9 may be inserted directly.