What are snap rings? A snap ring is a special form of locking ring. In mechanical engineering, it secures components such as wheels, sealing elements and bearings on axles, shafts or within bores against axial displacement with a positive fit.
Safety elements are small, almost inconspicuous machine components that are used in almost every construction. The form-fitting components act as guide elements to protect and limit other machine parts against axial play. The security elements are available in many designs.