Collar resistance to axial motion on the shaft is primarily a function of screw size. The tables indicate maximum static load that a collar will support without slippage. It is based on screws atfull recommended seating torque, and for set screw collars, shaft hardness not exceeding Rockwell C35. Continue reading “What is your Axial Load Capability?”
Climax steel and aluminum collars and couplings are supplied with steel screws. Stainless steel collars and couplings as well as all non-metallic collars are supplied with stainless steel screws. Continue reading “What Type of Screws does Climax Use in its Products?”
Climax manufacturers shaft collars and rigid couplings from the following materials:
Steel = High Strength, Low Carbon Steel
Stainless Steel = Type 303 Austenitic or Type 316 Austenitic
Aluminum = Type 6061 – T651 or equivalent
Acetal = Delrin
Climax Keyless Locking Devices are manufactured from high carbon and alloy steel. Continue reading “What Materials does Climax use to Manufacture its Products?”
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.
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?”
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?”
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 12L14, 1215, and 1026.
Stainless Steel Collars are used primarily in applications Continue reading “What materials are used in manufacturing Climax Shaft Collars?”
Black Oxide finish on our mild steel collars is formulated as part of the total performance of the collar. The black oxide affects the anti-stick-slip characteristics and helps keep the torque rating of the screw within its design parameters. Black oxide also has corrosion Continue reading “What finishes does Climax offer on shaft collars?”
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.
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.