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Shaft collars now available in inch-sizes for American market

9th February 2022

UK components and standard parts supplier, WDS Components Ltd, has released a range of shaft collars in inch-sizes. Aimed primarily at the American market, the range extends in several sizes from inside diameters of 1/4” up to 1”. The shaft collars are available in stainless steel, as well as cost effective and durable zinc-plated steel.

Also known as set collars, shaft collars are used to clamp and position components to a shaft, such as tools, fittings, or machinery and transmission including bearings, gearboxes and motors. WDS’ new inch-size shaft-collars are based on the company’s original metric design but with dimensions to suit OEMs and end users based in North America, as well as machine builders shipping to the North American market.

Six sizes of both the zinc-plated steel and stainless steel version are available, including 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4” and 1”. Collar depths range from 9/32” up to 5/8” and the locking screw is manufactured to ISO 3027 (DIN 914) standards.

The inch-size shaft collars are available in a standard style featuring a grub screw that is tightened directly onto the shaft, securing the collar in place. Sliding the collar around the shaft, it can be fitted with free movement and locked into place by tightening the screw. carries full specifications of the shaft collars, under product code 649. This includes CAD images in a range of file formats, as well as 3D images that can be viewed by non-specialist software. WDS ships worldwide and the shaft collars are in-stock and available for same-day despatch in small and high-volume quantities.

WDS also stocks a range of metric-size shaft collars in a styles including standard fit as well as semi-split, double-split, threaded and keywayed models. The various styles enable flexible fit and use depending on application requirements.


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About WDS Components Ltd

WDS Components is the home of standard parts and machine accessories. Established in 1952 ‘Woodside Die Sinking Company’ made jig and die parts to speed up production in tool rooms, WDS Components has grown from humble beginnings to become a leading European manufacturer and global distributor of high quality durable parts at competitive prices. We supply components, standard parts and machine accessories to original equipment manufacturers, maintenance engineers, small businesses and individuals all over the world. Over 98% of our range is available from stock and can be shipped the same day from our global distribution centre in the UK, using best in class worldwide logistics companies.We provide unrivalled choice and unequalled availability.

WDS Components are proud to support some of the most prestigious engineering companies and brands in the world, who all trust WDS Components to service their needs.

We are committed to engineering excellence and continuous improvement. Our team of in-house engineers has expertise spanning several decades and is a blend of highly experienced and new generation graduate engineers who focus on the latest developments in design and manufacturing technology.

Our entire range of products is available to purchase on our website WDS COMPONENTS.COM where designers and manufacturers alike can download 3D models of all components in the widest range of formats available.

WDS Components provide solutions for customers who require a wide and growing range of high quality, competitively priced products, coupled with incredible product availability and same day despatch, backed up by easily accessible technical support.

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