Keyless Locking Devices (KLDs) ensure required positional accuracy and repeatability is achieved from drive line components, and eliminate keyed connection failure.
When high volumes are desired the most common approach is through the use of high speed index packaging machinery. These machines are capable of performing simultaneous actions at multiple stages of the production process, consequently reducing cycle times. The strenuous demands on the machines, especially the requirement of positional accuracy and repeatability from its drive line components, can cause keyed connections to wear out, become out of sync, and break down over time.
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.
Indexing Motion and Reversing Wear Out Keyed Connections
Wallowed out keyways cause backlash and create downtime. If you have a customer who is experiencing problems with keyed connections, Climax Keyless Locking Devices can help. KLDs often found in small wind power machinery, eliminate the need for keyed connections. Damage and downtime are a common result of backlash, fretting, and erosion of keyways. Climax KLDs prevent damage and downtime, provide exceptional holding power, and resist torque reversals.
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 dichromate.
For more information on our complete line of corrosion resistant shaft collars, contact Climax at 800-542-6552 and ask how we can help.
From initial harvesting to final product, machinery used in forestry application is constantly subjected to some of the harshest environments and strenuous loads for which an engineer can design. To compensate, many application designers forgo traditional keys and keyways which are subject to failure and rely upon spline interference fits to mount critical components on rotating shafts.
Whether your operation is surface, conventional or longwall mining, your machinery is constantly subjected to some of the harshest environments and torturous loads for which an engineer can design. To compensate, for many application designers forgo traditional keys and keyways which are subject to failure and rely upon splice and interference fits to mount critical components on rotating shafts.
Climax keyless locking devices provide advantages over keyed connections. Mining OEMs incorporate keyless connections in equipment design.
Drum pulleys, especially head or tail pulleys, using traditional keyed connections introduce several compromises. Whenever a shaft is keyed, it must be oversized to account for the loss of effective cross section. This adds weight and cost not only to the shaft, but to every component on the shaft. Once assembled, keyways are susceptible to fretting, corrosion, and allow backlash. QD, XT, or taper-lock bushings do not transmit reversing bending moments and are susceptible to shaft fatigue failure originating at the keyways. Climax KLDs eliminate the need for keyways reducing downtime and loss of profit while allowing the use of smaller shafting and components. KLDs provide a longer life for both mine duty and engineered class conveyor pulleys.
Climax keyless locking devices offer an alternative for clumsy clevis pin retention and brake rotors in excavators and dragline shovels.
One of the most commonly used pieces of heavy mining equipment is excavators or power shovels. Every major construction project requires their use. Tasks such as removing large objects, digging trenches, site grading, hauling, demolition, mining, snow removal, would be practically impossible without this machinery.
Crushing machinery used in mining applications can benefit from the use of a Climax keyless locking device which provides advantages over keyed connections.
Jaw crushers used heavily in the mining industry, often incorporate keyways and/or expensive sweat or press fit connections. Using traditional keyed connections introduces several compromises. Whenever a shaft is keyed, it must be oversized to account for the loss of effective cross section. This adds weight and cost not only to the shaft, but to every component on the shaft. Keyways cause fretting corrosion, allow backlash, do not transmit bending moments or axial loads.
Climax Shrink Disc style flanged couplings in lieu of bore-keyway-setscrew or interference fits, allows for stronger shafts while eliminating corrosion sites and stress risers that are a common point of failure.
Mounting couplings with traditional keyed connections in treatment applications such as clarifier drives and drag conveyors, introduces several compromises. Whenever a shaft is keyed, it must be oversized to account for the loss of effective cross section. This adds weight and cost not only to the shaft, but to every component on the shaft. Once assembled, keyways are at risk of corrosion build up resulting in backlash and fretting. In wastewater applications where slow rotation requires a greater torque, keyways produce a great risk for timing issues, resulting in downtime and loss of profit. Climax KLDs eliminate the need for keyways reducing the risk of corrosion, providing a longer life for clarifier drives and drag conveyors.
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.