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Shaft Collars Used as Locators in Automated Packaging Systems

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.

Keyless Locking Devices Used in Wind Energy Applications

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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.

Corrosion Resistant Shaft Collars Provide a Solution to Hostile Environments

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.

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Climax Provide Solutions for Timber Industry

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.

Keyless shaft/hub locking devices, internal locking Continue reading “Climax Provide Solutions for Timber Industry”

Keyless Locking Devices Provide Solutions for Mining Industry

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.

Keyless shaft/hub locking devices, internal locking Continue reading “Keyless Locking Devices Provide Solutions for Mining Industry”

Optimal Solution for Mining Belt Conveyor Systems

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.

Mining machinery is constantly subjected Continue reading “Optimal Solution for Mining Belt Conveyor Systems”

Mining Shovels & Excavators Benefit From the Use of Climax KLDs

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.

Construction machinery is constantly subjected to the harshest environments and toughest loads for which an engineer can design. Maintenance is an important factor in keeping costs down and ensuring that construction site progress stays on schedule. Moving parts are expected to wear out over time especially where Continue reading “Mining Shovels & Excavators Benefit From the Use of Climax KLDs”

KLDs Offer Solution for Mining Crusher Equipment

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.

Impact crushers incorporate an interference fit rotor/shaft connection which requires expensive machining, fixturing, heavy hydraulic presses and a great deal of labor to facilitate assembly. Climax heavy duty locking assemblies such as the C405-Series achieve Continue reading “KLDs Offer Solution for Mining Crusher Equipment”

Maintaining Component Integrity in Wastewater Treatment Plants

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.

Using a press or shrink fit method, while effective Continue reading “Maintaining Component Integrity in Wastewater Treatment Plants”

Eliminate Unnecessary Downtime in Asphalt Mixing Plants

Climax Keyless Locking Assemblies facilitate the repair and rebuild of rotary asphalt plant trunnions providing a cost-effective and maintenance-friendly alternative to the traditional sweat fit methods.

Asphalt plants incorporate the use of a series of trunnions for rotating drums containing hot asphalt mix. For years these trunnion wheels were manufactured from one piece of steel forged to the precise dimensions,  or more commonly, an expensive and troublesome “sweat fit” assembly where the axle runs between two bearings and the mounted wheel. In the event of a bearing failure or tire replacement, an assembly repair is required. Most often disassembly of the axle from the wheel is extremely difficult and often impossible requiring the assistance of heat and high tonnage presses.

The loss of productivity during this often lengthy Continue reading “Eliminate Unnecessary Downtime in Asphalt Mixing Plants”

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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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