Scanning for Ideas: Shaft collar with adjustable clamping

May 8, 2008
EasyLock shaft collars from Amacoil Inc., Aston, Pa., ( can exert 90 to 1,124 lb of holding force on case-hardened shafts (Rockwell 55 or higher) using a flat metal ring canted at an angle along the shaft.

Users can adjust that force using a hand-operated control on the device. A quick-release mechanism makes it easy to reposition the clamp or remove it from the shaft. They can be used to hold tools and reels in place on shafts. The maintenance-free device is available in eight sizes for shafts ranging from 10 to 40 mm in diameter. (The 35 and 40-mm sizes use a thumbscrew-release control instead of a quick-release mechanism.)

Sponsored Recommendations

From concept to consumption: Optimizing success in food and beverage

April 9, 2024
Identifying opportunities and solutions for plant floor optimization has never been easier. Download our visual guide to quickly and efficiently pinpoint areas for operational...

A closer look at modern design considerations for food and beverage

April 9, 2024
With new and changing safety and hygiene regulations at top of mind, its easy to understand how other crucial aspects of machine design can get pushed aside. Our whitepaper explores...

Cybersecurity and the Medical Manufacturing Industry

April 9, 2024
Learn about medical manufacturing cybersecurity risks, costs, and threats as well as effective cybersecurity strategies and essential solutions.

Condition Monitoring for Energy and Utilities Assets

April 9, 2024
Condition monitoring is an essential element of asset management in the energy and utilities industry. The American oil and gas, water and wastewater, and electrical grid sectors...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!