MRO Magazine

Housed units help protect against shaft damage

Timken's easy-to-install housed units feature a conventional setscrew, but provide shaft protection and prolong the life of the shaft. The company's Shaft Guarding Technology prevents nicks, raised me...


April 1, 2008
By MRO Magazine

Timken’s easy-to-install housed units feature a conventional setscrew, but provide shaft protection and prolong the life of the shaft. The company’s Shaft Guarding Technology prevents nicks, raised metal and permanent shaft damage. Where traditional setscrew products rely on the setscrews to dig into the shaft to maintain grip, this technology transfers the pressure of the setscrews through a stainless steel, hardened band. It exceeds gripping application requirements, maintains dimensional integrity and reduces fretting corrosion. Applications include industrial machinery, canning and bottling, newsprint, and rubber and plastic. Timken