Circlips are used to prevent lateral movement. They are used as retaining rings on bearing assemblies and are manufactured using a semi-flexible metal ring. These products are in a shape of a circle with a clip and are open from one end. The most common form of axially fitted circlips for shafts with grooves.
Circlips come in two main types internal, external, and E-type Circlips. An external circlip is designed to fit around a bore, whereas internal circlips are made to fit inside a cylindrical shaft or housing. An E-clip, also known as a circlip or E-ring, is a type of retaining ring with open ends that snap into place.