Washers are metallic or non-metallic discs between a nut and its bearing or in a joint. You can say a washer is a thin plate with a hole in them. This plate distributes the load from a nut or a screw uniformly.

Many uses of a washer
We may use washers as spacers or preload indicators also. They find a use for taking up wear and as a locking device. Another use of washers is to reduce or dampen vibration. Washers are of plastic, rubber, or metal. In bolted jointed, high-quality steel washers find a use in preventing loss of preload after we have applied the torque. Rubber and gasket washers help to stem the flow of water in plumbing applications. Another important use is to stop corrosion such as when we use steel screws that contact aluminum surfaces.

The main three types of washers are the plain washer, the spring washer, and the locking washer. You can get different size washers from the Plain Washer Manufacturers. The plain washer helps to spread the load in a jointed connection. We use it to prevent damage to the surface where you make the joint. Also, we may use it to provide insulation when there is an electrical connection. It is mainly used when the hole is larger in diameter than the fixing nut.

Uses of fender washers
A fender washer is another kind of washer with a large outer diameter. The central hole is small It finds a use to spread the load on a thin metal surface such as on automobile fenders. If there is a hole that has plenty of wear or rust and becomes big, then we may use a fender washer to make a connection.

A spherical washer comes with a self-aligning nut and has a one-radiused surface. We use this in conjunction with a mating nut in order to make corrections of several degrees. This corrects the misalignment between the parts. A penny washer has a large diameter. It is small but has a large OD. In the UK, they refer to all large OD washers as penny washers.

Types of spring washers
Cupped spring washers are also known as conical washers or Belleville washers. It has a slight conical shape that deforms when we tighten it. This deformation gives a slight axial force in the joint. Like this is the wave washer that produces a wave force in the axial direction. This produces spring pressure when we tighten it. Wave washers do not exert as much force as a Belleville washer. At times, they might find a use as a lock washer but this is very rare. There are many kinds that you can see from Spring Washers Manufacturers.

A split washer is a spring locker with a split ring. It has a helical shape that helps to exert pressure on the joint. The washer presses the washer hard against the substrate. Spring washers are a left-hand helix thereby we can only tighten this in the right-hand direction. If we turn it to the left side, the raised edge will bite into the surface and that will stop the fastener from getting tight.

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The company is headed by Mr. Sidharth Jain, who has rich experience to manage the business and make it stand distinguished in the competitive market. The company has marked its presence in the global market as one of the prominent Manufacturers, Suppliers and Exporters of Industrial Fasteners like Bolt Fasteners, Nut Fasteners etc.