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, allowing you to easily adjust collars with minimal or no tools. Our quick adjust line includes Grip & Go™ Quick Release and High Torque Handles, SlipKnot™ Adjustable Rope Clamps, Split Clamp-On Wrenches, Staff-Lok Hinge Collars, Flip-Lok Quick Release Clamps, wrenching collars, as well as our new Python™ Flange Collar and Flange Mounting Collar.
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Quick adjust is a category of products often related to maintenance and repair tools but can be used in any situation where there’s a need for rapid or frequent changes in location. These products allow for quick, simple repositioning of collars on a shaft to fine-tune system performance or adjust a component to reflect changes in its environment. Using quick adjust products enables adjustments with minimal or no tools, preventing time losses in searching for the right wrench.
Stafford offers an extensive line of quick adjust products to suit widespread applications and enable fast adjustments with the twist of a wrist.
The Python Flange Mounting Collar is similar in features, operation, and applications to the Python Flange Collar, with a manual, lever-operated, split-hub clamp; a Flip-Lok mechanism; and a thumbscrew tension nut to create stops. However, this collar — available from stock in aluminum, with other materials and/or anodizing available upon request — has mounting holes, a six-hole bolt pattern, and a keyway. It has an axial load capacity of 200 lbs. and has a round bore, with hex, square and threaded bores available on request.
Like a Flip-Lok clamping mechanism and stop collar in one, the new Python Flange Collar has the versatility to fit various shafts with a split hub. It doesn’t have a mounting feature but acts as a mounting surface. It uses an integral lever-adjustable clamp for simple, one-handed repositioning without a wrench, and a thumbscrew tension nut to tighten the clamp and set up stops with an engaged lever. It’s applicable for just about any linear or low-RPM rotary task, making the collar ideal for laboratory machinery, packaging and bagging equipment, and paper rolls. It has an axial load capacity of 200 lbs. and has a round bore, with hex, square and threaded bores available on request.
Grip & Go™ Quick Release Handles replace the need for a wrench and clamp screw. We offer them in high torque and metric thread product varieties. They provide
Our Grip & Go™ Quick Release Handles are available in inch and metric sizes. The Inch Thread Grip & Go™ Quick Release Clamping Handle and the Metric Thread Grip & Go™ Quick Release Clamping Handle allow for fast clamping collar alterations. Our metric handles are available in multiple thread sizes and are applicable with metric clamp-style shaft collars.
Stafford’s Clamp-On Wrenches come in one- and two-piece configurations with hex and round bore options. These easy-to-use, time-saving tools are available for turning standard nuts, shafts, or pipes for optimal versatility. While you can use a wrench for high-torque applications, manual operation of these knurled collars is typically sufficient. Their anodized aluminum construction offers durability and an attractive finish.
Wrenching collars are a variety of shaft collar that allows for fast, easy part repositioning with an open-end wrench using its OD wrenching flats. For placement anywhere on a shaft, our hinge-style and two-piece split wrenching collars let you torque without any shaft damage.
The ID of our Two-Piece Split Pipe Wrenching Collars matches standard-sized pipes. We also have Two-Piece Split Clamp-Type Wrenching Collar Kits with eight steel collars in different sizes of 1/2 in. to 1 1/2 in. They don’t require a pipe wrench to turn the pipe, preventing crushing, gouging, and scratching.
The hinge-style design and captive screw in our Hinge Pipe Wrenching Collar make these collars easy to install. Like the split pipe wrenching collars, pipe wrenches for the Hinge Pipe Wrenching Collars are unnecessary.
Stafford’s Staff-Lok™ lever actuated shaft collars, available in sizes ranging from 1/2″ to 2-1/2″ bore, simplify non-rotary applications without tools. The key feature is their user-friendly lever actuation system, combining a conformal cam lever for secure clamping and a knurled nut for adjustments. To use, lift the lever, position the collar, and hand-secure it. Ideal for larger applications, these collars ensure quick, hassle-free adjustments in industrial or DIY scenarios, offering convenience and reliability without specialized tools or skills.
The Stafford Flip-Lok™ Quick Release Clamp is a cost-effective, versatile tool available in five sizes (3/4″ to 1-1/2″ I.D.) made from anodized aluminum. It allows easy manual clamping and precise adjustments via a cam lever and knurled nut, eliminating the need for tools. It’s suitable for horizontal and vertical applications, functioning as a clamp, stop, or spacer. Repositioning is quick and simple: lift the cam lever, slide, and retighten.
This clamp is ideal for tasks like clamping split tubes and hubs, fixturing, and tool holding in OEM, MRO, and consumer applications, offering a cheaper alternative to traditional clamps. Designed for non-rotary use, it’s constructed with black anodized aluminum and steel fasteners, making it a durable choice for various projects.
Quick adjust products offer several significant benefits that enhance efficiency, productivity, and flexibility in various industrial processes. Rapid and precise adjustments, modifications, and reconfigurations of machinery, equipment, or production lines lead to improved overall performance and cost-effectiveness.
By streamlining setup and changeover times, quick adjust products help reduce downtime between production runs. Traditional manufacturing setups often require time-consuming and labor-intensive adjustments, involving manual tools and complex procedures. Quick adjust products incorporate user-friendly mechanisms that enable swift and hassle-free reconfigurations. Manufacturers can make rapid changes, switch between different product lines, or optimize settings to meet evolving market demands, resulting in substantial time and cost savings while increasing production capacity.
Quick adjust products enable manufacturers to swiftly reconfigure and reposition equipment, tools, and fixtures to accommodate different product designs or production requirements. This flexibility allows for easy adaptation to changing market demands, reducing downtime and increasing the responsiveness of manufacturing operations.
Simplifying and accelerating the process of reconfiguring machinery and equipment leads to improved productivity as less time is spent on manual adjustments and more time is dedicated to actual production. By minimizing setup times, manufacturers can increase throughput, optimize resource allocation, and maximize overall efficiency.
Quick adjust products ensure precise and repeatable positioning of equipment and fixtures, reducing the risk of errors and inconsistencies. Accurate adjustments contribute to improved product quality, minimizing defects and rework. The ability to quickly fine-tune equipment settings also allows for better process control, leading to tighter tolerances and more consistent output.
Our products often incorporate ergonomic features that facilitate easier and safer adjustments. For example, ergonomic handles or levers simplify the process of making adjustments. These features reduce the physical strain on workers, minimize the risk of injuries, and contribute to a safer working environment.
Quick adjust products from Stafford allow frequent linear adjustments quickly and easily while maintaining a secure hold. We offer high-performance, problem-solving components and custom capabilities to ensure you receive the right shaft collar, coupling, clamp, or related precision product for the job.
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