What are Flat Washers?
For any fastener assembly, flat washers are an essential element. They provide spacing and gives good load distribution. It is generally placed between a nut and bolt/screw. They prevent wear and distortion on the installed surface over time. They help in easier maintenance. They help in loosening and tightening of materials. The flat washers come in a variety of shape, size, thickness and materials. It can be produced in a customized way as well. Flat washers have two main purposes.
The first is to evenly distribute the pressure of the nut evenly on the surface to avoid any damage and wear on the surface. Secondly, using a flat washer ensures that there is no chance to loosen because it is placed in an uneven surface. The flat washers come in five models with Superior Company. They are round flat, standard, shims, metrics and odd shaped. The flat washers are made with a wide range of materials like copper, aluminum, stainless steel, inconel, nylatron and monel. The platings on it can be made in zinc, cad yellow and black ox.
Difference Between Standard and Custom Flat Washers
Superior washer and gasket corporation company manufactured both Standard and Custom Flat Washers. The difference between them is huge. Standard Washers come in standard sizes with fixed features like size, thickness, designs and materials. They also serve fixed purpose. The standard dimensions are common throughout in most of the equipments it is used on. The standard washer generally has huge orders and is sent across location in big orders. Their dimensions and designs are fixed. Hence the manufacturing method is same all the time for standard flat washers. Their demand is generally high when compared to custom flat washers.
Custom flat washers are designed specifically to suite a client’s specification and needs. The company needs to look at the equipment first. After making a sample of the custom flat washer, it is tried on the equipment to check if it fits perfectly. Even the materials are made as per the custom order. Once these are checked, then the manufacturer makes a huge number of custom flat washers for the clients order. Every custom flat washer orders are unique in its purpose and looks.