Climax two-piece clamping couplings provide a superior solution for line shaft failed components, saving countless hours of downtime and increasing productivity.
Line shafts are an essential element in the power transmission industry and are used primarily to synchronize multiple components on equipment. Line shafts are common in many industries, including Timber, Forestry, Food Processing, Glass Production, Bottling, and Mills.
Recently, a customer was faced with a challenge where a one-piece tapered bushing used to mount several lever arms onto a line shaft continued to fail. As a result of using a one-piece tapered bushing, maintenance was tasked with the tedious process of removing all other components mounted between the bushing and the egress point. This removal process was often labor-intensive and required extended downtime, resulting in a loss of profits and productivity.
Climax now provides an extended metric size offering in two-piece and set-screw shaft collars styles with bore sizes up to 150mm. This extended offering from stock allows for quick access to larger sizes when needed.
In food processing and bottling applications, processing equipment is subjected to some of the harshest environments possible. Preventative maintenance is a critical step, ensuring that the production line is operating at optimal performance limiting downtime and loss in productivity. Shaft collars provide a vital function and assist in locking or spacing components on a shaft. These silent warriors are often replaced during maintenance cycles to ensure they maintain their holding power.
Climax 316 stainless steel shaft collars provide a locking solution that eliminates the likelihood of contamination from corrosion in environments where frequent wash-downs are common and downtime is costly.
Climax offers a solution to the corrosive environments persistent in many applications in the Food and Beverage Industry. Shaft collars manufactured from 316SS are extremely corrosion resistant making them ideal for applications in harsh environments. Since stainless steel is easy to sanitize, in inert to corrosion, and is proven durable, it is considered the industry standard for food processing, packaging, breweries, bottling, and canning applications.
Climax 316 stainless steel shaft collars provide for a locking solution that eliminates the likelihood of contamination from corrosion in an environment where frequent wash-downs are common and downtime is costly.
At the end of 2017 there were approximately 8,000 breweries in the United States according to America’s Beer Distributors website (nbwa.org). The estimated current market value of the beer industry is $114 billion dollars. As consumers continue to demand this popular beverage, breweries will need to maintain and replace equipment in order to keep up with production. Corrosion in breweries continues to prove challenging to this industry. Choosing the wrong metals can have an impact on flavor, can cause contamination in the product, and consequent downtime.
Shaft collars are used on a shaft primarily in 3 general categories: Positioners, Spacers, and Limiters. Functioning as locators in automated packaging systems, shaft collars position components in place or work as mechanical stops providing axial holding power for automated packaging systems. Click on the image to read more.
On average, corrosion costs the United States an unprecedented one trillion dollars a year. Climax Metal Products can help evade that cost by offering a line of shaft collars specifically targeted for this problem. Our Corrosion Resistant shaft collars are ideal for use in hostile environments where frequent wash-downs are common, such as Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals, Mining, Marine, etc. These collars are made from T316 Stainless Steel or made from steel plated in corrosion resistant yellow zinc.
For more information on our complete line of corrosion resistant shaft collars, contact Climax at 800-542-6552 and ask how we can help.
Climax C600 Series Keyless Rigid Couplings provide a superior cost-effective method to mount motors and gearboxes over traditional approaches in food processing applications.
Traditional methods to mount hydraulic motors and/or gearboxes require expensive motor mounts and rely on flexible couplings. Failure to properly align shafts in these applications can lead to premature coupling failure, and consequent downtime. Additionally, misalignment can lead to hydraulic motor leaks and bearing failures due to inordinate facial loads on the motor bearings.
Even when these components are properly aligned these connections are subjected to outside elements that can affect alignment. Climax Keyless Rigid Couplings are easy to install with simple hand tools, eliminating the need for brackets and expensive structure to support the motor, as well as installation misalignment. They contain no flexible elements saving maintenance costs and subsequent downtime. Torque mounting ensures that shafts are in perfect alignment, and C600s provide high torque Continue reading “Productivity Solutions for Food Processing”
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.