Can a Keyless Locking Device be fitted on a non-standard shaft?

In situations where the measured shaft diameter does not match any standard Climax Locking Assembly, perhaps as a result of damage or excessive wear, a simple adaptor sleeve can be fabricated to effectively “shim” the existing shaft to a standard nominal diameter. These adaptor sleeves can be slit lengthwise or left solid, with slit sleeves allowing more relaxed machining tolerances. Wall thickness should not exceed 12.5% of measured shaft diameter. For slit adaptor sleeves rated torque capacities for these connections is taken directly from the Climax Locking Assembly selected, provided the adaptor sleeve/shaft interface is clean and dry (for a coefficient of friction equal to .15) and the adaptor wall thickness is within prescribed limits. For additional information on fitting a KLD on to a non-standard shaft, contact Climax and ask to speak to a KLD Product Specialist.

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