Washers for Heavy Equipment
Types of Heavy EquipmentMoving parts subject to mechanical stress can impact life and service factors. Solon's high-quality materials and proven designs ensure minimal downtime where dependability is essential. Industrial strength washers are used to construct numerous types of heavy equipment, some of which include:
- Earth movers
- Front-end loaders
- And more
Large Diameter Washers for Heavy Equipment ApplicationsA washer is a thin plate (typically disk-shaped) with a hole (typically in the middle) that is normally used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener, such as a screw or nut. Large diameter industrial strength washers have the same qualities as standard size washers, but on a much larger scale. Large diameter washers are used for high-load and high-stress applications where extra size and strength is needed to properly secure certain pieces of heavy equipment. Industrial strength washers often have an outer diameter (OD) about twice their inner diameter (ID), but this can vary quite widely.
Chamfered Washers for Vibration & Dynamic Load ControlChamfered washers are commonly used to secure structural steel within a piece of heavy equipment. In the past, riveting was a common way to connect structural steel. Today, bolting and welding are the primary connection methods. With bolts come washers, chamfered industrial strength washers are specifically designed to protect both the steel and the bolt that are being used to connect pieces of heavy equipment. These types of large diameter washers are utilized to secure heavy equipment with the following characteristics:
- Vibration Control
- Dynamic Loads
Industrial Strength Washer BenefitsWithin the heavy equipment industry large diameter washers are extremely important. With the help of a bolt, they can connect and secure large heavy pieces of equipment. High-load and high-stress washers are also vitally important when controlling vibration and securing dynamic loads. They are also extremely important in preventing galvanic corrosion.
For proper sizing and other specifications that will assist you in finding the correct large diameter washer for your project needs, check out our flange washer and flat washer sizing guides.