Spring washers & washers for different applications

High precision and first-class quality “Made in Germany”

Washers & spring washers

made of different materials

In our large range of stamped parts, we offer an extensive selection of various washers as well as a variety of spring washers for many different applications.
If you are looking for clamping, square, fitting or other washers, you have come to the right place at alstertaler.

In addition to high precision and first-class quality, we value an extensive range of available materials. With stamped parts made of steel, plastic, copper and many other materials, we meet the requirements of various areas of application, for example the automotive industry, mechanical engineering or air conditioning technology.

See for yourself and discover our diverse range of offerings!

Our range of spring washers & washers

  • Washers for metal & timber connections
  • Shim rings & retaining rings
  • Square washers, round washers
  • Support and conical spring washers
  • Toothed, rosette and serrated lock washers
  • Axle clamping rings
  • Spring washers for cylinder screws
  • High tension spring washers
  • Centering rings

What sets our portfolio apart?

In its extensive portfolio for stamped parts, alstertaler also offers various washers and rings made of various materials, for example steel or stainless steel, brass and also items made of copper, titanium, aluminum as well as Hastelloy, Inconel or tantalum.

Further information & details

Further details about the individual items from our product range can be found in our product catalogs, which we provide for you to download in practical PDF format.

In the documents we have clearly listed all available washers and spring washers as well as other products for you, sorted by type and material composition of the individual items.
This means you can also find special products, for example made of special materials, without much effort.

If you have any further questions, we would be happy to help you personally.
Based on our expertise, we offer you competent advice. Please contact us!

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    Background knowledge – functions, types and possible uses

    What is the function of washers?

    Washers are generally used to transfer the force of the screw head of a screw or nut to a larger area and to better distribute it. One of the most common types of washers is the washer, also known as a shim.

    For softer materials, washers are intended to prevent the surface from tearing out when tightening and to ensure that the screw head does not sink into the material. A special form of washer is the shim, which is also available in different thicknesses and is used to set a specific distance between two round parts.

    Lock washers, for example from SCHNORR®, are mainly used in areas where a screw connection must be prevented from loosening due to vibrations. With their conical shape and helical teeth, the lock washers achieve an optimal frictional connection and at the same time the highest form fit.

    Areas of application for spring washers

    Spring washers, also known as snap rings, are used as a securing element in screw connections to prevent the screw connection from being unintentionally loosened or turned off.

    The rings have a rectangular cross-section that is cut open at one point and slightly deformed. This is how elasticity is created.

    The spring washers are inserted between the screw or nut and the contact surface of the component to be clamped, so that the ring is pressed together when tightened and exerts pressure (= resistance) on the thread.

    This saves the clamping force and the ring ensures that the connected elements do not come loose again on their own