Shafts are those circular rotating machine elements that are used to transmit energy from one part of the machine to the other or from a machine that generates energy to another machine that consumes energy. On it are mounted various elements such as Sprockets, gears, pulleys, Cams, etc. Shafts are used to transmit rotational movements and torque from point A to another point B.
The most common method used to connect these mechanical elements is to use keys that transmit the rotational movement and torque. The family of shafts consists mainly of two types:
Steel is the main material used in the production of shafts. And shafts come in various length depending on the place where it is to be used. Depending on your requirement, we can help you set up shafts (plain shafts) to meet the specification or requirement of your machine.
Plain shafts are parts that are used in the automotive industry (particularly in engines and transmissions), the watch industry and other sectors also use these shafts. They are used where there is a need for simple structured components or in the old, machines which requires turning or grinding operations, but in the industry today, because of the high requirement and need for quality, plain shafts are used.
A typical example is the control of the production of cam and crankshafts for motor vehicle engines, in which different measurement tasks are combined. To perform a complete measurement in a single configuration, a machine for multisensory measuring coordinate is required. Due to the low rounding tolerances of bearings, maximum accuracy is required. All the diameters, grooves, and even run out concentric tolerances can be obtained with a contact with the image processing sensor. A measuring probe or a laser distance sensor can be used for measuring the shape and measurements of the axial can be made with touch probes. This applies also to the measurement of the cooling holes in the shaft.
Machines that use Plain shafts
There are many machines that use plain shafts, it is almost impossible to list them all. Provided the machine involved is mechanical in its make-up, it surely uses shafts. And if it requires high-level precision or accuracy, then, most definitely, plain shafts are used.
These machines include but not limited to electric generating sets, motor vehicles, pumping machines, clocks and watches, trains, airplanes, snow blowers, motorcycles, ships, and many more.
We can help you in handling your needs regarding plain shafts. Whatever the size and shape, or the purpose, we have a large inventory of plain shafts and setting it up for you is not a problem at all.
We have been in the shaft business for years in Mount Carmel and we are experienced enough to know what you need.
Contact us today for your professional advice or visit our workshop in Mount Carmel PA to get started with the necessary processes.