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Shaft Collar Types

Shaft Collar Types: Set Screw, One-Piece Clamp, Two-Piece Clamp, and Hinge

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Selecting a shaft collar for your rotating machinery is about more than just the right fit; the proper collar will enhance the performance and longevity of your equipment. With the wide variety of shaft collars on the market, each with its own unique features, benefits, and applications, it’s important to understand what sets them apart. […]

Flange Mounting Shaft Collars can be Configured for Many Applications

Mountable Shaft Collars – A Selection Guide

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Mountable shaft collars are used in many food processing, conveying, and heavy equipment applications. They attach to shafts, rods, pipes, tubes, or cylinders to position and secure components, help align moving parts, and guide or restrict movement within assemblies.   Mountable shaft collars fit around shafts of different diameters and shapes including round, threaded, hexagonal, and […]

8 Common Shaft Collar Uses & Industrial Applications

8 Common Shaft Collar Uses & Industrial Applications

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Few mechanical components are as versatile and widely used as shaft collars. These seemingly simple devices are vital across a multitude of applications and industries, ensuring the smooth operation of machinery, enhancing safety, and contributing to precision in numerous applications. Let’s take a closer look at common collar shaft uses and explore their significance in […]

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Benefits of Quick Adjust Shaft Collars

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Nearly every industry, from food and beverages to conveying and medical, makes use of shaft collars. These vital components serve in positioning and alignment roles, keeping other components and equipment located and spaced properly along shafts for safety and performance. Processes requiring frequent adjustments to shaft collars can experience wasteful downtime and reduced productivity while […]

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Stafford’s New Quick Adjust Line: Python™ Flange Mounting Collars

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Our new Quick Adjust line will optimize your operational efficiency with user-friendly shaft collars, specially designed for easy one-handed installation and quicker, more convenient adjustments. The Python™ Quick Adjust Line redesigns the standard flange collar to make it easier to install and adjust as needed. Stafford specializes in developing innovative products built for lasting performance […]

Quick-Release Clamp Collars 3 Designs Attach & Adjust Without Tools

Quick Adjust Products From Stafford

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When you need to make frequent alterations to the positioning of shaft collars, incorporating quick adjust products allows for faster assembly, disassembly, and adjustment of components for optimal convenience. At Stafford Manufacturing Corp., we deliver a variety of quick adjust products to help simplify and speed up any rapid-change applications. Our quick adjust line includes […]

Advangage Accu Clamp rigid shaft couplings, clamping shaft collars, and specialty components

Advantages of Accu-Clamp™ Precision Products

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Stafford Manufacturing produces high-quality rigid shaft couplings, clamping shaft collars, and specialty components with experience dating back half a century. Stafford’s Accu-Clamp ™ products feature both a non-clamping section and a clamping section. The non-clamping section consists of a rigid bore capable of maintaining shape during use without flexing or distorting. The cantilevered clamping section […]


Features of Shaft Collars: Three Unique Ways to Use a Shaft Collar

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Shaft collars attach to shafts and other pieces of hardware to affix components in place. They can grip bearings in the right position, act as mechanical stops to halt rotary motion along the shaft, and ensure internal components don’t shift into misalignment. Because these components are so versatile, they come in a wide range of […]

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Accommodating Bore Configurations for Your Shaft Collar or Coupling

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Stafford Manufacturing Corp. designs and manufactures rigid couplings, shaft collars, and specialty mechanical parts used in automation, power transmission, motion control, and other OEM and MRO applications. We have collars and couplings available in square, threaded, hexagonal, keyed, and round bore configurations. In addition, we can add drive slots, press-fits, pulleys, or other special parts […]

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How to Connect Shafts

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 Shaft couplings play a key role in transferring power or torque for motors, pumps, compressors, conveyors, turbines, and other mechanical equipment. Rigid shaft couplings can achieve this goal and allow for different types of shaft connections. Stepped couplings can be used for connecting different size shafts.  Shaft adapters can solve compatibility issues, such as changes […]