Shaft collars have a wide range of applications, so the following are just a few of the many options.
They are used with automation machinery. For precise automation operations, shaft collars play several roles, including serving as positioning and aligning bearings, gears, pulleys, and other motion components. In trucks and off-road vehicles, shaft collars act as mechanical stops for cylinders, actuators, and other components.
Shaft collars may act as precise and easy-to-adjust stops and spacers in lab equipment like clamps and frames. They can also be used on plastic, glass, and thin-wall tubing. Similarly, they can be used with medical equipment as guides, stops, and spacers on gear such as adjustable hospital beds and the positioning systems of MRI and CT machines. Shaft collars have precise characteristics that can reach the strict requirements of medical equipment, making them useful in this field.
Shaft collars are frequently used in optical measuring instruments to enable precise positioning and fine-tuning capabilities. They are also used in power transmission operations, where they promote the positioning of motor and gearbox assembly components.
Shaft collars are usually made of aluminum, steel, stainless steel, or alloyed steel and coated with zinc, chromium, or black oxide. Shaft collars can also be made from non-metallic materials such as nylon.
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