Seeger retaining systems can only fulfill
their function if they are assembled
perfectly. During assembly, the ring is
mostly subjected to higher stresses
than during later operation. Improper
assembly damages the ring and/or the
groove. These rings are equipped with
assembly holes and are mostly fitted
and dismantled using special pliers. It is
important to use the plier suitable for
each single ring. "During assembly, a
Seeger-Ring should be expanded or
closed only to the extent necessary to
pass over the shaft or into the bore.
The shaft and bore must be of the
same nominal diameter as the ring".