A Keyless Locking Device from Climax provides an alternative to traditional keyed connections in car wash tunnel conveyor applications proving to be cost-effective and maintenance-friendly.
Providing customers a seamless car wash ensures that they leave the facility happy and with a clean car. Although the requirement for equipment maintenance may seem daunting and costly, proper maintenance of a car wash is extremely important in providing a positive experience. Many car wash facilities incorporate the use of an underground tunnel conveying system that moves the vehicle through the washing process. Typically this type of car wash system can reach upwards of a half-million dollars in equipment.
Climax Keyless Rigid Couplings provide a superior solution for shaft mounted hydraulic motors and gearboxes over traditional approaches in timber conveying applications.
Traditional methods used to shaft mount hydraulic motors and/or gearboxes in conveyor application such as wood chippers; include the need for brackets and expensive structures to support the motor. Failure to properly align shafts in these applications can lead to premature coupling failure. Additionally, misalignment can lead to hydraulic motor leaks and total bearing failures due to inordinate facial loads on the motor bearings, resulting in maintenance issues and downtime consequently affecting production and profitability. Even when these components are properly aligned these connections are subjected to outside elements that can affect alignment.
Climax keyless locking devices provide advantages over keyed connections. Mining OEMs incorporate keyless connections in equipment design.
Drum pulleys, especially head or tail pulleys, using traditional keyed connections introduce several compromises. Whenever a shaft is keyed, it must be oversized to account for the loss of effective cross section. This adds weight and cost not only to the shaft, but to every component on the shaft. Once assembled, keyways are susceptible to fretting, corrosion, and allow backlash. QD, XT, or taper-lock bushings do not transmit reversing bending moments and are susceptible to shaft fatigue failure originating at the keyways. Climax KLDs eliminate the need for keyways reducing downtime and loss of profit while allowing the use of smaller shafting and components. KLDs provide a longer life for both mine duty and engineered class conveyor pulleys.
Since 1946, Climax Metal Products Company has grown into the leading source for engineered shaft locking solutions by providing outstanding customer service. Climax Shaft Collars, Rigid Couplings, and Keyless Locking Devices are manufactured with unsurpassed quality and stocked by distributors throughout North America.