Bushes/Taper Lock Sprockets
What Is a Taper Lock Sprocket?
Taper lock sprockets are standardized components that allow a smooth power transmission between two shafts. These components are manufactured from steel and are available in a variety of sizes. The taper-lock design allows for precise axial centering of the hub on the shaft. In addition, they offer an incredibly fast-fitting solution that eliminates the need to modify the shaft.
Taper lock sprockets can be used in a wide range of devices. They reduce the overall length of the bore, which means that you can use less sprockets in a given assembly. This is because the taper-lock bushing offers a slimmer fit than a flanged bushing.
Taper lock sprockets may be ordered in either a simplex or duplex style. They come in a range of metric and imperial sizes.
Features of Taper Lock Sprockets
- Hardened teeth for longer life
- Available in a variety of sizes
- Clean and compact tapered bushing design
- Wide range of sprocket materials
- Also available in plain bore, bored-to-size and QD bushing styles
Taper Lock Sprocket Dimensions
A taper-lock sprocket is a type of sprocket that is designed to grip a shaft using taper-lock bushings. The teeth of these taper lock sprockets are designed to fit into the metric ISO roller chain, and the taper-lock bushings are used to securely grip the shaft. The advantage of this design is that if you need to switch to a different diameter shaft, you can simply change the bushing instead of having to machine the sprocket. The bushings mount flush inside the sprockets and are held in place by set screws that come with the bushings.
Taper lock sprockets are commonly used in conveyor systems, material handling equipment, and various types of industrial machinery. They are available in a range of sizes and tooth configurations to accommodate a variety of applications and are commonly made from high-strength materials such as steel or aluminum.
Reverse Taper Lock Sprocket
The reverse taper lock sprocket is designed for applications with limited shaft length. It allows you to install the bush from the rear-facing teeth side of the sprocket. You can do this by taking out the cap screws and removing the sprocket from the shaft. However, it is important that you make sure the sprocket is not drawn into contact with the bushing flange. This is because extreme tightening forces can cause the sprocket hub to burst.
When you buy a sprocket, the size of the sprocket should be sufficient for the gap between the hub and the bushing. In addition, you can choose between a wide range of sprockets if you need a bigger one. These can be available in a variety of materials, such as steel and cast iron. They can also be produced in British Standard sizes, and pilot bore variants. Depending on the model, the sprocket may also have hardened teeth.
A sprocket with a reverse taper design is a good choice for a gearbox with a limited shaft length. It is also easier to install than a standard taper-fit sprocket. If you are looking for a sprocket that will not cause trouble, then the reverse taper lock sprocket is an excellent option. With the reverse taper lock sprocket, you can install the bushes quickly and easily.
In addition to these sprockets for sale, you can also purchase tapered locking bushes in a wide range of shaft sizes. They are also available in different pilot bore and pilot taper versions.
Taper Bush Sprockets Benefits
- A taper bush sprocket is a sprocket with a taper lock bushing bolted into a tapered hole machined into the sprocket.
- When installed, this bushing is pressed against the shaft to provide a tight grip.
- Tapered bushing sprockets have a tapered bushing that is held in the tapered hole with a hex head set screw instead of a bolt.
- Made of high-carbon steel
- Precision machining and craftsmanship ensure consistent finish and high quality.
- Chain rows are parallel and precisely spaced to extend the life of the sprocket and chain
- Holes are concentric with the pitch line to minimize runout
- Interchangeable with other manufacturers’ tapered bushings
Taper lock sprockets provide a reliable and efficient way to transmit rotary power, and their ease of installation and maintenance makes them a popular choice for many industrial applications. Contact us now to get high-quality taper lock sprockets at WLY, a professional and reliable supplier in China.