QD (quick detachable) is a sprocket in which the tapered bushing is bolted in the tapered hole machined in the sprocket. When installed, the bushing is compressed onto the shaft, providing a tight grip. Our QD sprockets meet or exceed ANSI standards intolerance, are made of high carbon steel, and precision machining and technology ensure a consistent finish and high quality.
QD Bushed Sprockets: The Quick and Easy Way to Increase Your Gearing with Increased Durability
QD bushed sprockets are a type of sprocket that is designed for quick and easy installation. They are ideal for applications where frequent chain changes are required, such as in conveyor systems and other industrial equipment. QD bushed sprockets feature a bushed design that allows for easy installation and removal of the sprocket from the shaft. This makes them ideal for applications where frequent maintenance or repairs are required.
Benefits of Using QD Bushed Sprockets
QD bushed sprockets offer a number of benefits over traditional sprockets, including:
- Quick and easy installation: QD bushed sprockets can be installed in minutes, without the need for special tools or skills. This makes them ideal for applications where frequent chain changes are required.
- Durable construction: QD bushed sprockets are made from high-quality materials that can withstand the rigors of industrial use. This ensures that they will provide years of reliable service.
- Wide range of sizes and options: QD bushed sprockets are available in a wide range of sizes and options to meet the needs of any application.
- Increased durability: The bushed design of QD bushed sprockets helps to prevent wear and tear on the sprocket, resulting in increased durability and longevity.
Applications for QD Bushed Sprockets
QD bushed sprockets are used in a wide variety of applications, including:
- Conveyor systems: QD bushed sprockets are used to power conveyor belts in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, food processing, and packaging.
- Elevators: QD bushed sprockets are used to power elevators in commercial and residential buildings.
- Wind turbines: QD bushed sprockets are used to power wind turbines and generate electricity.
- Robotics: QD bushed sprockets are used to power robotic arms and other robotic devices.
How to Choose the Right QD Bushed Sprocket
When choosing a QD bushed sprocket, you will need to consider the following factors:
- Size: The size of the sprocket must be matched to the size of the chain.
- Number of teeth: The number of teeth on the sprocket must be matched to the number of links on the chain.
- Materials: The sprocket should be made of materials that are compatible with the operating environment.
- Features: The sprocket should have the features that are necessary for the specific application.
Where to Buy QD Bushed Sprockets
QD bushed sprockets can be purchased from a variety of sources, including online retailers, industrial distributors, and machine tool manufacturers. When purchasing QD bushed sprockets, it is important to choose a reputable source that offers high-quality products and excellent customer service.
To learn more about QD bushed sprockets and to find the right sprocket for your application, please visit our website or contact us today. We would be happy to help you choose the right sprocket for your needs.
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When working with QD bushed sprockets, it is important to follow the following safety guidelines:
- Always wear safety glasses when working with QD bushed sprockets.
- Use the correct tools for the job.
- Do not overtighten the bolts that secure the sprocket to the shaft.
- Dispose of used sprockets properly.
By following these safety guidelines, you can help to prevent accidents and injuries.
How to install the QD sprocket？
- Ensure that the tapered surface of the bushing and the inside of the driven product are clean and free of anti-seize lubricant
- put the bushing into the sprocket or other parts.
- Loosely place the cap screw in the pull-up hole. The bushing remains loose to ensure a sliding fit on the shaft
- Use the key on the shaft to slide the sprocket to the desired position on the shaft. Make sure that the head of the cap screw is accessible.
- Align the sprocket. Tighten the screws alternately and gradually until they are tightened (see the table below). Do not use an extension on the wrench handle. Do not allow the sprocket to contact the bushing flange. There should be clearance between the bushing flange and sprocket.