Climax Keyless Locking Devices withstand the constant pounding associated with timber processing applications making them an ideal replacement for expensive and time consuming traditional interference fit connections.
Sawmill Systems and Planer/Feed Tables commonly incorporate traditional keyed connections when attaching feed rollers in sawmill equipment. Using a keyed connection adds weight and cost not only to the shaft but to every component on the shaft. Over time, keyways cause fretting corrosion, allowing for backlash, and do not transmit bending moments or axial loads.
A Climax keyless locking assembly can be used in place of a keyed connection removing these disadvantages especially when subjected to extreme environments where constant load reverses are common. Keyless locking devices use multiple screws with opposing tapers creating a 360° contact mechanical interference fit. Where pin retention is used in sawmill equipment, using a C133 or C405 locking assembly eliminates the need for welding of components onto other structures. When maintenance is required, Climax keyless locking devices are field serviceable and are easily removed and reinstalled using simple hand tools
Climax carries an extensive inventory of KLDs with the capability to engineer custom designs to fit any application challenge.
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