Not All Belleville Washers or Disc Springs Are the Same

What are Belleville Washers and Disc Springs Used For?

To the untrained eye, Belleville washers and Disc Springs may seem to be simple products that can be duplicated by nearly any manufacturer or stamping company. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Simply put, Belleville washers and Disc Springs are engineered to support high loads, relative to deflection compared to ordinary lock washers or helical springs. They reduce loosening in bolted joints resulting from vibration, relaxation, and differential thermal expansion and contraction. They should be expected to perform consistently for thousands to millions of cycles when made and utilized properly.

What makes a Belleville washer unique is that it is designed to meet locking requirements that other types of washers cannot. Once pressure is applied on a Belleville washer, it equally distributes the load instead of concentrating it on one area. But how are they different from one another?

Belleville Washers and Disc Springs: Engineered Products vs. Commodities

Because of the critical requirements of Belleville washers and Disc Springs, a high-quality product is crucial in nearly all applications. That is a main reason why our partners choose American Belleville as their exclusive provider. While many manufacturers consider these products a commodity, our team views them as highly-engineered components. We carefully design and manufacture them to do exactly what you need them to do, and for as long as you need them to. Belleville Washers and Disc Springs should not be viewed as disposable, and if properly sourced and utilized, they should be expected to be able to be re-used over and over, each time as predictably as the last. It’s important to ask yourself these questions, and perhaps more importantly, the supplier that you choose:

  • “Will this product meet the required load/deflection characteristics?”
  • “Does my application call for a part that is pre-set?”
  • “Do my fatigue-life expectations warrant the use of a shot-peened product?”
  • “Have proper deburring techniques been utilized in manufacturing the products I am buying in order to mitigate over-stressing problems, and eliminate the risk of cracking or breaking?”
  • “Will the Disc Spring stack I have designed perform as needed in the environment that it will be in?”
  • “Have I selected the optimal material/finish combination for the temperature and corrosion resistance needed?”

We don’t simply leave it up to our clients to determine if our product works for them. American Belleville will work to understand exactly how the Belleville washer or Disc Spring will be used in your specific application. Then, we will ensure that we provide you with the engineered solution you need. We take great care and pride in producing our Belleville washers and Disc Springs because we understand the important tasks that are required of them. Read more about partnering with American Belleville.

The American Belleville Difference

When working with American Belleville, you can expect to receive the best products and service because we understand your individual goals and requirements. We have done extensive research to determine the most historically-prevalent pain-points in procuring our products, as well as those similar. Our team strives to provide you with these five essential items, the tenets of our Total Customer Experience, during every interaction:

  • Accuracy
  • Reliability
  • Ease
  • Expediency
  • Quality

When sourcing Belleville washers and Disc Springs, you want to work with reliable vendors who solve your problems with great care, accuracy, and in a timely fashion with a high-quality solution. But don’t just take our word for it; let our track record tell the story. We have consistently-exceeded 99% product accuracy and on-time delivery, since Day 1. Simply put, we do what we say we’ll do.

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Our Total Customer Experience

Nearly every customer we have ever worked with has become a repeat customer because of our Total Customer Experience. When you reach out for help, we put all else aside to establish a laser-focus on immediately solving your problem. Whether your problem is related to quality, availability, design uncertainty, finding a competitively-priced solution, or a combination thereof, we know your time is valuable, and you shouldn’t have to ask for the same thing twice.

Read this case study to dive deeper into what our Total Customer Experience is all about. Then, contact us to experience it for yourself. We’ll keep an ear out for you, and look forward to providing you with the Belleville washers and Disc Springs you need and the service you deserve.