Solid Set Screw Shaft Collar
A solid shaft collar is a clamp-like device that is used to position and locate components on a shaft. They are also used to limit shaft movement. Solid shaft collars are usually made of aluminum, stainless steel, or zinc-plated steel. The zinc coating helps to create a corrosion-resistant finish. They are also easy to install and tighten. This makes them an economic option. These collars are widely used in the manufacturing industry. They are also available in different sizes. To find the right collar for your needs, contact us.
Solid Shaft Collar is a cost-effective solution for frequent adjustment. It comes in economy-priced and standard versions. If you need to tighten the screw frequently, this collar is ideal.
Types of Set Screw Shaft Collars
Set screw shaft collars come in different sizes and materials. They are usually made of aluminum, stainless steel, or zinc-plated steel. Some types are also available in black oxide steel or plastic. These collars are usually available in stock or as a custom size. They are designed to fit various shaft diameters from three sixteenth to one and a half inches.
The material used in this type of shaft collar has a direct impact on its performance. Aluminum collars are lightweight, while steel collars have higher holding power and increased corrosion resistance. It is also important to choose a material that is compatible with the operating environment, or else the shaft collar and screw may not function properly or fail prematurely.
The oldest type of shaft collar is the set screw collar. It functions by gauging a set screw into a soft shaft. Another type of set screw shaft collar is the one with a flare-up design. It is better to use this type of collar when the material of the shaft is softer than the set screw. Otherwise, the screw can damage the shaft and make it difficult to adjust. Moreover, it makes the shaft more difficult to remove.
Set Screw Shaft Collar Features
Set screw shaft collars are used in a variety of applications. These parts act as precise stops and spacers in lab equipment, including optical measuring instruments and hospital bed positioning systems. They are also commonly used on plastic, glass, and thin-wall tubing. This type of collar can withstand the demands of many medical applications, such as operating on patients and MRIs.
The axial holding power of a set screw shaft collar depends on its size, the applied torque, and the hardness and finish of the shaft. Different materials have different performance characteristics, and choosing the right material is vital to ensuring proper shaft alignment. For example, aluminum set screw shaft collar is lightweight, but offers high holding power. Stainless steel shaft collars are more durable, and can withstand harsh environments. When choosing the material, it’s also important to consider the environment the set screw shaft collar will be operating in. A shaft collar that is not suited to the operating environment may be prone to corrosion, which will compromise performance and lead to premature failure.
A set screw shaft collar’s holding power is dependent on how effectively it can impinge on the shaft. The screw and shaft material must be compatible to ensure optimal holding power. This means that set screw shaft collars should be compatible with all types of shafts. However, if you are unsure of which material works best with which shaft material, it may be best to consult a technician. You can use a torque wrench to control the final torque.
Ever-power can offer a wide range of shaft collar lock with set screw as 3/8 shaft collar with set screw (1/4 shaft collar with set screw). Customization is also available. Contact us!