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Taperlock bushes

Durable Taperlock Bushes for Secure Connections

Taper Lock bushes, also known as Taper bush or Taper Fit bushes, are used to secure pulleys, sprockets, and couplings to shafts in Power Transmission Drives. The Taperlock bushes have been pre-bored and keyed to fit the specified diameters of the post and keyway. The bush's exterior is tapered to fit the component bore on the shaft.

The Taper lock bush is made of high-quality cast iron and is expertly machined to provide a precise fit. It may be made to order in either steel or stainless steel and features a computer-etched size designation for quick reference. In both imperial and metric systems, you may get taperlock bushes for shaft diameters from 0.375 inches to 5 inches (or 9 mm to 125 mm). The bush will come with an installation guide, a standard practice among reputable manufacturers.


Taperlock bushes

Installation of Taperlock Bushes

The parts of a Taper Lock bush are installed in the following manner:

  • First, remove oil, grease, dirt, or metal filings from the Taper Lock bush. Removing the bush from the hub and cleaning the hub's bore, shaft, and bushing's exterior before installing a new frontier.
  • Examine the bushing for indications of cracking or fatigue, and make sure all of its surfaces are smooth and free of nicks and burrs. First, ensure that the hub's half-drilled holes are aligned with the bushing's full-sized counterparts to install the bushing. The holes, not the threads, are what must be matched. Each opening will include threading on just one side.
  • Third, oil the threads and set the screw point beneath the cap screw head. Afterward, as illustrated in Figure 1, insert the screws sloppily into the threaded holes on the hub side.
  • When the Taper Lock bush is loose in the hub, the assembly may be slipped onto the shaft and positioned as needed. Put the right-sized key into the shaft's keyway and press it in until it clicks into place. Make sure the top of the key is not flush with the top of the bushing keyway slot. This will prevent the breaking of the bush.

WARNING: To protect the Taper Lock bushing from damage, strike the big end with a hammer and block or sleeve. Make sure the bushing is firmly in place by tapping on it gently. After that, the screws are tightened even further. Torque wrenches evenly and systematically tighten each screw to the specified level. Any freshly purchased Taperlock bushes will have an installation document detailing these steps. Figure 3 is an example chart; you can always ask for more details.

Continue pounding and tightening the screw alternately until the desired torque is reached. The application should be checked after some time has passed while operating normally to make sure the torque settings of the screws are correct and do not need to be re-tightened.

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