Curved Washers

  • Curved (bowed) washers have minimum load build up with maximum washer deflection.
  • Light thrust loads compared to other styles of spring washers.
  • Used to apply tension between two rotating or static surfaces, eliminate “play”, and prevent rattles.
  • The spring rate is approximately linear between 10% and 80% of available deflection.
  • Curved (bowed) washers have the longest length of “beam” of all spring washers. This gives the most washer deflection with a minimum of pushing effort (load build up) of all spring washers.