WASHERS are disks of rubber placed beneath a nut, an axle bearing, or a joint, to relieve friction, prevents leakage, isolate, prevent loosening or distribute pressure. There are many different types of washers and washer type products for a variety of applications. Common types include Flat Washers, Beveled, C-Washers, D-shaped Washers, Sealing Washers, Spherical Washers, Square Washers & Shoulder Washers. Flat Washers are thin, flat, and circular general-purpose washers, with a centrally located hole.
Important size dimensions to consider when specifying washers include Inside Diameter, Outside Diameter, Thickness or working Height, and rated or working load. Materials of construction include SILICON, EPDM, NBR, NEOPRENE, PTFE, PU, SBR & NATURAL. The hardness rating on a Shore A scale for Washers can be 30 ~ 95 Durometer. Exact specifications should be clarified, as chemical and physical properties of Washers can differ based on manufacturing technique.