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What Is the Best Coupling for a Mixer?

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Mixers are common industrial devices that consist of a motor and a propeller or paddle with a coupling acting as the connection point. Mixers are flexible, adaptable pieces of equipment found in a range of industries, from food processing to mining to chemical facilities. Choosing the correct coupling for a mixer can be challenging as […]

General Precision Products

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General Precision Products at Stafford Stafford offers several types of general precision products including both machined components and sheet metal components and enclosures. A wide variety of options are available and can be custom designed to meet your unique applications. Machined components. Machined components are created using various precision machining processes, such as CNC milling, […]

Installation Guide for Rigid Shaft Couplings

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Stafford Manufacturing Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a variety of shaft collars, specialty mechanical components, and rigid shaft couplings for use in many types of applications. At Stafford Manufacturing Corp., we offer a wide range of rigid couplings to allow two shafts to function as one. When deciding on the right coupling […]

Overview of Non-Standard Materials

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Since 1975, Stafford Manufacturing Corp. has been a leading manufacturer and distributor of shaft collars, rigid shaft couplings, and specialty mechanical components. Our products are used for industrial, consumer, OEM, and MRO applications, including automation, power transmission, motion control, and many others. We have unique expertise in designing components with non-standard materials that meet the […]

Prototyping Parts and the SPARC Program Solution

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Prototyping new parts isn’t always an easy endeavor even for experienced manufacturers. The process of producing, testing, and evaluating new components takes quite a bit of time and effort for all involved. As necessary as prototyping is, the traditional path for it is anything but efficient. Thankfully, Stafford Manufacturing is helping to change that with […]

What Is a Threaded Shaft Collar?

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A shaft collar is a simply-designed machine component composed of a plastic or metal ring fitted around a rod to act as stops, spacers, or for mounting components.  The collar can be loosened or tightened around the shaft using a clamp screw or multiple screws. They are used for tasks ranging from bearing loads to […]

What Is Shaft Coupling Windup and Backlash?

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Rigid shaft couplings connect two separate shafts by clamping onto their adjacent faces. When installed properly, the shaft coupling connects the shafts in a precise line that transfers rotary motion between the shafts without causing misalignment or breakage. However, there are two main obstacles to the perfect transfer of rotary motion: This occurs when the […]

What Is the Difference Between Rigid and Flexible Couplings?

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There are two main types of couplings: rigid couplings, which connect two shafts with a solid and high-precision hold, and flexible couplings, which can be used to connect slightly misaligned shafts but which can’t provide the same level of torque transfer. While both coupling types have their advantages and disadvantages, it’s important to know which […]

What is a Shaft Collar and How Does it Work?

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  Shaft collars hold and position mechanical components around a shaft or mount shafts, tubes, and pipes onto flat surfaces, Available in a variety of styles and from numerous material types, shaft collar selection depends heavily on the details of the intended application. Stafford Manufacturing is a premier manufacturer of shaft collars, clamps, and related […]

Differentiating Types 303, 304, and 316 Stainless Steel

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Class 300 stainless steels are austenitic chromium-nickel alloys that are highly corrosion resistant and non-magnetic, displaying excellent formability and temperature resistance. Three of the most common austenitic stainless steels are types 303, 304, and 316. Although related, these alloys differ in areas like chemical composition, material capabilities, and cost. Type 303 The base composition of […]