BENEFITS OF SHAFT COLLARS
When used in power transmission, motion control, automation, and other OEM and MRO applications, shaft collars offer several benefits, including:
Easy installation. Shaft collars are designed for easy installation and removal. Many of them can be installed without removing other shaft component and/or used in situations where the end of the shaft is inaccessible.
Broad versatility. Available in a wide range of designs and materials (e.g., corrosion-resistant and heavy-duty materials), shaft collars can be manufactured to withstand a variety of environmental and operating conditions, including exposure to chemicals, oils, and high temperatures.
High customizability. Shaft collars have a wide range of sizes, styles, and material options available, allowing them to be tailored to suit virtually any application.
APPLICATIONS OF SHAFT COLLARS
Shaft collars find application in numerous industrial equipment and systems, including in the following:
Automation machinery. For precise automation operations, shaft collars play a number of roles, including serving as positioning and aligning bearings, gears, pulleys, and other motion components.
Trucks & Off-Road Vehicles. In trucks & off-road vehicles, shaft collars act as mechanical stops for cylinders, actuators, and other components.
Laboratory equipment. In laboratory equipment such as clamps and frames, shaft collars serve as precise and easy-to-adjust stops and spacers. They can also be used on glass, plastic, and thin-wall tubing.
Medical equipment. Shaft collars with precise face-to-bore mating characteristics satisfy the strict design requirements of medical equipment. They are used as guides, stops, and spacers in everything from adjustable hospital beds to the positioning systems of MRI and CT machines.
Optical components. Shaft collars are often used in optical measuring instruments and components to facilitate precise positioning and fine-tuning capabilities.
Power transmission components. In power transmission operations, shaft collars