Shaft Collars: Application Training

Want to learn a little more about Shaft Collars?

View the following presentation outlining the different shaft collar types, materials used, and applications shaft collars are commonly found in.

Rigid Couplings: Application Training

Want to learn a little more about Rigid Couplings?

View the following presentation outlining the different rigid coupling types, materials used, and applications rigid couplings are commonly found in.

What is a Rigid Coupling?

Shaft Couplings serve as components to time, join, or align shafts at lower speeds and torque, especially when zero backlash is desired. They are not intended for use as a critical part of a drive line or as a substitute for flexible or universal joints or other power transmission devices. Rigid couplings are designed for aligned shafts only, and are the most basic but often the most cost-effective coupling.

For more information on types of rigid couplings, check out the following infographic:

What is a Shaft Collar?

Shaft collars have extremely diverse applications. Shaft collars are used on applications from holding up a flag on a flag pole, to positioning devices on medical equipment to the more common industrial applications of holding other shaft components such as bearings, sprockets and pulleys in place. In general, shaft collar applications fall into one of three broad categories:  Continue reading “What is a Shaft Collar?”

Keyless Locking Devices: Application Training

Want to learn a little more about Keyless Locking Devices?

View the following presentation outlining what a Keyless Locking Device is, how it works, and how a KLD can provide the solution for your toughest problem.

What type of shaft collars does Climax manufacturer?

Climax manufactures set screw collars and clamping collars. We also customize dimensions, add keyways, offer balanced collars, provide specialized plating, and manufacture from a variety of materials.

Set Screw Collars are the most commonly used and cost effective shaft collars. The holding power of a set screw collar is provided by the impingement of the screw into the shaft. Lightweight styles are available Continue reading “What type of shaft collars does Climax manufacturer?”

What is the industry standard for a shaft collar?

While there is no formal industry standard for shaft collars, the dimensions of most manufacturers’ collars are fairly uniform. In most applications, the shaft collar bore (ID) is considered a critical dimension while other dimensions such as outer dimension and width are considered non-critical. Dimensions for Climax shaft collars can be found on our website and in paper format. For shaft collars needing special dimensions contact our customer service department at 1-800-542-6552.

Why does a one-piece collar have a relief cut?

The relief cut removes some of the rigidity of a one-piece clamping collar to allow the screws to clamp more evenly and securely. A relief cut is important only on smaller bore collars because of the ratio of the screw to the collar material – the screw provides much of the clamp load. Climax puts a relief cut in collars with a 1 ½” bore or smaller. Relief cuts can be found on metric collars 19 mm and smaller and on our threaded collars sizes under 1 ¾-16 in.

About Us

About Us

Since 1946, Climax Metal Products Company has grown into the leading source for engineered shaft locking solutions by providing outstanding customer service. Climax Shaft Collars, Rigid Couplings, and Keyless Locking Devices are manufactured with unsurpassed quality and stocked by distributors throughout North America.

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