How did Spirolox® Retaining Rings help shape the future of air transportation technology?
The Department of Aerospace Engineering and
Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin is spearheading research and testing for novel stacked rotor (helicopter) technology.
The team turned to Smalley to secure bearings in the rotor transmission with two Spirolox Retaining Rings.
The following three criteria were essential to the client:
1. EASY INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL
Testing the different model configurations
required the model to be taken apart and put
together quickly and easily.
2. REDUCE TIME, WEIGHT, AND COST
Alternate solutions including machining a shoulder reduced production efficiency.
3. LARGE RING SELECTION IN STOCK
Many ring sizes were needed to build different testing configurations. Quick delivery was essential to meet stringent project timelines.
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