SEW-EURODRIVE adds larger sizes to innovative keyless hollow shaft mounting system for helical gears

SEW Eurodrive 5/17/2006

Keyless Hollow Shaft Mounting SystemLyman, SC - May 17, 2006 - SEW-EURODRIVE has expanded its revolutionary TorqLOC keyless hollow shaft mounting system to fit larger parallel shaft helical and helical bevel gear units. Nineteen new sizes cover shaft diameters from 3.25 to 5.0 inches (80 to 125mm) and are available in steel or stainless steel for harsh environments.

The patented TorqLOC system was designed to reduce costs for machine construction and downtime for factory maintenance. It is based on interchangeable bushings that accommodate different shaft diameters, which eliminates the need to cut keyways or turn the solid shaft to exacting tolerances. This reduces the cost of building machines for OEMs, as well as component replacement costs for end-users. The keyless system also makes it easy to remove the gear unit for maintenance, even after many hours of operation in corrosive environments. It is compact for mounting close to bearings or machine frames.