Garter Springs, Oil Seal Springs, Spring Belts, and Connectable Spring Belts
are round mechanical springs that are coil springs made into a ring
or a continuous round circle. Garter springs are used in rubber seals, oils seals and spring belts that require slip resistant belting. These continuous round springs give radial outward force meaning when you expand the round circular spring, force will generate and the garter spring will want to contract back to its original diameter. This is why garter springs are great for use in oils seals or urethane seals.
Garter springs are belts that are used to help keep pressure on a seal. These endless belts can also be used as non slip elastic belts to rotate a pulley in slippery environments where oil, goo or syrup is present. They can be made continuous or connectable and in either spring steel like music wire or in 302 stainless steel or in 17-7 stainless steel for high temperature connectable spring belts. These slip resistant belts are offered in a variety of end configurations like connector ends, tapered screw in ends and looped ends to join the circular spring together. For more help on garter spring or oil seal spring design go to our garter technical information page.