Shaft collar kits
Two new remachineable shaft collar kits let users create custom bore sizes.
Two new remachineable shaft collar kits let users create custom bore sizes. The kits feature eight sizes of either one- or two-piece fully assembled steel collars per kit, and each has a pilot hole that can be machined by the user to match bore requirements. They include sizes ranging from 11/8- to 3-inch O.D., each with a 0.235-inch pilot hole for the bore. Suited for prototyping and repairs, applications include new machinery and fabricating custom sizes to match worn or replacement shafts.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey