Compression limiters are commonly used in applications where a compressive load is applied to a plastic assembly. The compression limiter strengthens the plastic and resists/carries the load that is applied when a bolt is tightened in the assembly. The integrity of the plastic is not compromised by the load that is applied.
Because of the amount of variables involved, compression limiters are made on a custom basis to meet your individual specifications. Various lengths and sizes can be manufactured to accommodate inch and metric bolts. Below you will see some common design options to consider when choosing a compression limiter for your application.