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Staff-Lok™ Shaft Collar Facilitates Mechanical and Optical System Design
A new version of the Stafford Staff-Lok™ Hinged Shaft Collar incorporates a mounting flat with a countersunk drilled and tapped hole and two mounting holes on the face for attaching sensors, cameras, and other devices. It features an integral hinge with a conformal cam lever and a knurled screw that provides fully adjustable clamping by hand; making it ideal for use as a clamp, stop, or spacer.
Brass Shaft Collars and Couplings Offer Corrosion Resistant Alternative to Stainless Steel
Stafford’s new standard line of brass collars and couplings with stainless steel fasteners hold securely and resist corrosion and galling. Machined from C360 brass or optional C464 Naval brass, these corrosion-resistant shaft collars and couplings are a lower cost alternative to 304 and 316 stainless steel products
3-D Printed Shaft Collars Permit Rapid Prototype Development
The SPARC (Stafford Prototype and Repair Collar) system features precision machined shaft collar masters which are available from stock and accept 3-D printed inserts. Combining the clamping strength of a conventional machined shaft collar with the flexibility of unlimited insert configurations, users can create custom-designed inserts with bores to fit virtually any type of shaft and can include holes, bosses, slots, tabs, hubs, pulleys, and other features.
Component Mounting Collars Expand Design Options and Protect Shafts
Stafford’s Component Mounting Shaft Collars feature a perfectly square integral mounting clamp which provides a flat mounting surface with multiple attachment options. These mounts can be easily repositioned and are suitable for use with a wide range of components including gears, lever arms, pulleys, and sprockets.
Custom Hinged Shaft Collars Offer Convenience, Safety and Functionality
Stafford’s Custom Hinged Shaft Collars feature a high-strength hinge and a captive clamping screw to eliminate parts, fumbling, and lost screws but provide the same holding power as standard two-piece split shaft collars. They can be produced in many configurations including with mounting holes, quick adjustment handles, and other special features.
Rigid Shaft Couplings Join Different Shaft Configurations
Stafford Rigid Shaft Couplings and Shaft Adapters are designed to join shafts of different sizes and configurations, extend shafts, and provide different mating options. Allowing drive system modifications without the need for major redesigns, welding, and replacement shafts, they are available in a variety of configurations made from steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and brass.
Shaft Collars and Couplings for Food and Beverage Applications
Stafford’s wide range of standard and custom shaft collars, rigid couplings, and mounting components are available for food and beverage processing, conveying, and packaging applications.These products are made from FDA- and USDA-approved materials to match user requirements.
Stainless Steel Shaft Collars, Mounting Devices for Clean Environments
Stafford Stainless Steel Shaft Collars and Mounting Devices are manufactured from 303 or 316 SST and include 18-8 or 316 SST fasteners for use in harsh environments where there is frequent exposure to chemicals and corrosives. Ideally suited for building and maintaining equipment used in clean rooms and laboratories, they include shaft collars for use as stops, spacers, and mounting devices, flange mounts, and shaft couplings for drive systems.
Rigid Shaft Couplings for Heavy Duty Mixers and Machinery
Stafford’s Heavy Duty Rigid Couplings feature a larger body-to-bore ratio than conventional couplings and utilize larger clamping screws to provide extra holding power. Typical applications include mixers, feeders, and conveyors in the offroad, pulp & paper, and recycling equipment industries.
Shaft Collars and Couplings for Converting Equipment
Stafford Shaft Collars and Couplings include over 3,600 standard items for building and maintaining cutters, slitters, and other converting equipment requiring precision, rigidity, chemical resistance, and other properties. Designed for use as stops, spacers, mounts, and adjustable solutions, they are offered in aluminum, steel, and stainless steel in sizes ranging from 1/4” to 6” I.D., depending upon item and material.
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