With their ease of installation, removal and replacement, our industrial Gear Couplings, Shrink Discs and Locking Assemblies are ideal power transmission components for steel production equipment, which have some of the most demanding operating conditions around. One specific application within the steel industry involves the bridle roll systems in cold steel mills.
Given the wide range of applications for shrink discs, we’ve always offered a wide range of sizes. But sometimes, you may need a bigger model than what we carry. In these cases, we’ll customize one of our standard shrink discs to fit your needs—which is exactly what we did for an industrial gearbox company in Brazil.
Keyed shaft connections are common, but they have their shortcomings. In reciprocating applications, keyways tend to concentrate stresses around the key. In a new video, we explore two alternatives that offer an even distribution of locking forces.
A shrink disc is a simple, high-force shaft coupling that eliminates material fatigue-prone keyed connections making it a great choice for both light- and heavy-duty applications. Watch our new video to see how it works.