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What is a Shaft Collar?

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: 

Positioners:  Locate or position components on a shaft.

Spacers: Keep components “spaced” apart.

Limiters: Limit the movement of a shaft such as in a reciprocating application.

For more information on shaft collars and how they function, check out this infographic.

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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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