Essentra Components carries a large selection of washers, spacers and bushings to use with threaded fasteners as well as retaining rings for aligning components.
Our metal and nylon washers are used to distribute load, reduce vibration, improve wear or act as an insulating barrier. Washers can be smooth, serrated, toothed or split.
Our spacers are used to create spacing between objects. A good example of this would be a nylon spacer between the folding legs of a table, in which the bolt connecting the legs is the swivel point for the legs.
Bushings are plastic or metal sleeves which are used to reduce friction and to limit movement on one or more axis, while allowing free directional movement.
We have several styles of retaining rings for both internal and external installation. They provide an inexpensive way to align components. Circle clips are usually installed into a machined groove.