Aston, PA - Amacoil easylock shaft collars hold reels, spools and other objects in place on shafts. Objects are held firmly between two pintles, one of which has a clamping force control. The clamping control permits adjustment of the holding force from 90 to 1124 pounds. A conical point mounted to each pintle is the mechanism for engaging the object with the shaft. The points are specially machined so that start-up and braking moments are transmitted from the shaft to the load. This design prevents the shaft from slipping or turning independently of the load. Rapid stopping and starting is then possible without rotational play of the object on the shaft. In converting and winding applications where it is important that there be no play between the shaft and the core, Easylock is an easy-to-install solution with no special tools required. The non-adjustable or fixed pintle is installed with a set screw to hold it in place. The reel/spool or other object is then placed on the shaft and the adjustable or removable pintle is pushed up against the object. The clamping force control on the removable pintle lets users increase or decrease holding power to meet application requirements. A quick release feature facilitates speedy reel/tool changeovers.
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