This Gates Taper-Lock bushing is suitable for use with same-type sheaves, sprockets, and pulleys in power transmission applications that require synchronous rotation. The carbon steel bushing provides strength and resistance to wear and includes mounting bolts and washers. Taper-Lock sheaves, sprockets, and pulleys (not included) are available in a variety of outside diameters to fit this Taper-Lock bushing, allowing the precise selection of the number of drive teeth or grooves. This bushing is suitable for use in a wide range of mechanical and electronic adjustable drives, including automotive and printing industries.
Plain bearings provide low-friction sliding contact for relative motion between parts of a machine. They are the simplest type of bearing, with no rolling elements, and there are three basic types of plain bearings: radial plain bearings (also called sleeve bearings or bushings) to support rotating or reciprocating shafts, thrust bearings (also called washers) to support axial loads on shafts, and linear bearings to support and guide the motion of parts in a straight line. Flanged sleeve bearings have a flange on one end to support axial loads. Spherical plain bearings are radial bearings that allow for angular misalignment of the shaft. Plain bearings are made from durable, low-friction materials such as sintered or cast bronze alloys, plastic, or a combination of a metal shell and a plastic bearing surface. They can be lubricated externally or by a lubricant embedded in the bearing material. Plain bearings are used in automobiles, construction and mining equipment, textile manufacturing equipment, and robotics, among others.
Gates manufactures power transmission and fluid transfer components and systems. The company, founded in 1917, is headquartered in Denver, CO.
What's in the Box?
For use with Taper-Lock sheaves, sprockets and pulleys (not included)
Carbon steel for strength and resistance to wear
Allows precise selection of number of drive teeth or grooves in adjustable speed applications
Mounting hardware included