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.
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:
Positioners: Locate or position components on a shaft.
Spacers: Keep components “spaced” apart.
Limiters: Limit the movement of a shaft such as in a reciprocating application.
Steel Collars are the most commonly used and manufactured. The exact type of steel used varies depending on the machine process but generally low-carbon steel is used, including materials such as 1215, 1045, and 1026.
Since our humble beginnings in 1946, Climax Metal Products has served the power transmission industry with endless innovative products that hold numerous applications in various major industries.
Climax is a proud American business that started with a few workers at a small shop in Cleveland, Ohio. Today, Climax is a respected US manufacturer. Producing an extensive line of shaft collars, rigid couplings, and selling through distributor networks, Climax has established itself as a world leader in quality engineered products.
With the foundation of our company’s modest beginning and our breadth of innovative products, Climax has demonstrated that we are a company rooted in history with modernized manufacturing practices with an assured future.