Shafting

When selecting shafts, consider diameter and straightness tolerances. Ensure uniform distribution of loads and improve accuracy and repeatability with tighter tolerances.

 

 

Hardened shafts are used with linear ball bearings and linear sleeve bearings. All of our hardened shafts have micron finishes that are ideal for linear bearings, slides, and other precision applications. A shaft's finish affects frictional resistance and smoothness of travel as well as the efficiency and life of linear bearings. The lower the micron value, the smoother the finish.

 

 

Case hardness is a heat-treating process to harden the outside surface of shafts. Harder shafts provide more wear resistance. The higher the case value, the harder the shaft.

 

 

Drive shafts are often used with gears, sprockets, and other power transmission components. Available with ANSI keyways for a secure hold in higher-torque applications. Most shafts are not hardened, for easier  machining.

Shafting Diameters

1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1",1-1/8",

 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2"

 

Metric

3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 24, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50

Shafting Lengths

3", 4", 5", 6", 7", 8", 9", 10", 12", 18", 24", 30", 36", 42", 48", 60", 72", 84", 96"

 

Metric

200, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000

Anodized Aluminum Shaft

  • 0.002" Anodized Coating

  • A10-16 RMS Micron Finish

  • C70 Rockwell

  • Beveled Ends

  • 0.004" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Ceramic Coated Aluminum Shaft

  • 0.002" Ceramic Coating

  • 20 RMS Micron Finish

  • C70 Rockwell

  • Meet MIL-A-8625

  • 0.001" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Dual Diameter Steel Shaft

  • Step Down on One or Both Ends

  • Beveled Ends

  • Brinell150 Hardness

  • 1045 Steel

  • 0.003" StraightnessTolerance Per Foot

Dual Diameter Stainless Shaft

  • Step Down on One or Both Ends

  • Beveled Ends

  • Brinell 160 Hardness

  • 303 Stainless Steel

  • 0.003" Straightness Teloerance Per Foot

D Profile Shaft One Tapped End

  • 1045 Steel

  • D Shape for Set Screw Application

  • One Internally Tapped End

  • 0 To -0.003" Diameter Tolerance

  • 0.012 Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

D Profile Shaft Steel

  • 1045 Steel

  • D Shape for Set Screw Application

  • B90 Rockwell

  • 0 To -0.003" Diameter Tolerance

  • 0.012 Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

D Profile Shaft Stainless Steel

  • 303 Stainless Steel

  • D Shaped for Set Screw Application

  • B83 Rockwell

  • 0 To -0.003" Diameter Tolerance

  • 0.012 Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Drive Shaft Steel​

  • 1556 Steel

  • C25 Rockwell

  • Unhardened - Easy Machining

  • Beveled Ends

  • 0.012" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Drive Shaft Coated Steel

  • 1556 Steel

  • C25 Rockwell

  • Unhardened - Easy Machining

  • Beveled Ends

  • 0.012" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Drive Shaft Black Oxide

  • 1556 Steel

  • C20 - C30 Rockwell

  • Black Oxide Coated

  • Beveled Ends

  • 0.012" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Drive Shaft Chrome Plated

  • 0.0001" - 0.0005" Chrome Plating

  • C60 - C65 Rockwell on 1/4" & 3/8"

  • C68 - C72 Rockwell on 1/2" to 2"

  • Beveled Ends

  • 0.012" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Drive Shaft Nitride Coated

  • 0.001" Nitride Coating

  • C60 - C65 Rockwell 

  • 1556 Steel

  • Beveled Ends

  • 0.012" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Drive Shaft Stainless Steel 303

  • Type 303 Stainless Steel

  • B83 Rockwell

  • Good Corrosion Resistance

  • Beveled Ends

  • 0.012" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Drive Shaft Stainless Steel 316

  • Type 316 Stainless Steel

  • C20 Rockwell

  • Excellent Corrosion Resistance

  • Beveled Ends

  • 0.012" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Ceramic Coated Aluminum Shaft

With Support Rail

  • ​0.002" Ceramic Coating

  • 20 RMS Micron Finish

  • C70 Rockwell

  • Meet MIL-A-8625

Hardened Shaft With 

Support Rail Steel

  • ​Case Hardened

  • 9 RMS Micron Finish

  • C60 Rockwell

  • Precision Ground

  • 0.001" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Hardened Shaft With 

Support Rail Stainless Steel

  • Type 440C Stainless Steel

  • Good Corrosion Resistance

  • C50 - C55 Rockwell

  • Case Hardened

  • 0.001" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Hardened Shaft With Tapped Mounting Hole Steel

  • 1556 Steel

  • ​Case Hardened with 9RMS Micron Finish

  • C60 Rockwell

  • Precision Ground

  • 0.001" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Hardened Shaft With Tapped Mounting Hole Stainless Steel

  • Type 440C Stainless

  • ​Case Hardened with 9RMS Micron Finish

  • C50 - C55 Rockwell

  • Precision Ground

  • 0.001" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

Miniature Hardened Shaft

  • 17-4 Ph Through Hardened Stainless

  • 10 RMS Micron Finish

  • C40 Rockwell

  • Beveled Ends os sizes 1/8" & Over

  • Excellent Corrosion Resistance

Thread Mount Idler Shaft

  • Mount In Tapped Hole

  • Retaining Ring Groove

  • Retaining Ring Included

  • Hold Bearings in Idler Applications

  • All Shafts Are Made of Steel

Flange Mount Idler Shaft

  • For More Secure Mounting

  • Washers Included

  • Nuts Included

  • Hold Bearings in Idler Applications

  • All Shafts Are Made of Steel

Hardened Tubular Shaft

  • 52100 Steel

  • 9 RMS Micron Finish OD

  • Unfinnished ID

  • C58 Rockwell

  • 0.001" Straightness Tolerance Pre Foot

Unhardened Tubular Shaft

  • 1026 Steel

  • 20 RMS Micron Finish Interior

  • 32 RMS Micron Finish Exterior

  • 225 Brinell

  • 0.003" Straightness Tolerance Pre Foot

Hardened Shaft With

Machinable Ends

  • 2" Annealed Ends for Easy Machining

  • 1556 Steel

  • C60 Rockwell

  • Precision Ground

  • Case Hardened Shafts

Drive Shaft Fully Keyed

1045 Steel

  • 1045 Steel

  • Full Length ANSI Keyway

  • B95 Rockwell

  • 0.012" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

  • Beveled Ends

Drive Shaft Fully Keyed

304 Stainless Steel

  • 304 Stainless Steel

  • Full Length ANSI Keyway

  • B85 Rockwell

  • 0.012" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

  • Beveled Ends

Drive Shaft Fully Keyed

316 Stainless Steel

  • 316 Stainless Steel

  • Full Length ANSI Keyway

  • B85 Rockwell

  • 0.012" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

  • Beveled Ends

Drive Shaft Fully Keyed 

Aluminum

  • Alloy 2024-T4 Aluminum

  • Full Length ANSI Keyway

  • Brinnel 120 Hardness

  • 0.012" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

  • Beveled Ends

Hardened Shaft

  • 1556 Steel

  • Beveled Ends

  • C60 Rockwell

  • 0.002" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

  • Case Hardened

Hardened Shaft With Internally Tapped Ends Steel

  • 52100 Steel

  • Tapped Ends

  • C60 - C64 Rockwell

  • Case Hardened

  • Beveled Ends

Hardened Shaft With Internally Tapped Ends Stainless Steel

  • 440 C Stainless Steel

  • Tapped Ends

  • C56 - C58 Rockwell

  • Case Hardened

  • Beveled Ends

Miniature Drive Shaft Steel

  • 12L14 Steel

  • Beveled Ends On 1/8" & Larger

  • Brinell 167 Hardness

  • Mini Rotary Applications

  • Sprocket, Pulley, & Gear Applications

Miniature Drive Shaft

303 Stainless Steel

  • 303 Stainless Steel

  • Beveled Ends On 1/8" & Larger

  • B83 Rockwell

  • Mini Rotary Applications

  • Sprocket, Pulley, & Gear Applications

Miniature Drive Shaft

316 Stainless Steel

  • 316 Stainless Steel

  • Beveled Ends On 1/8" & Larger

  • B83 Rockwell

  • Mini Rotary Applications

  • Sprocket, Pulley, & Gear Applications

Drive Shaft  Fully Keyed

With Certification

  • 1045 Steel

  • Full Length ANSI Keyway

  • C14 - C28 Rockwell

  • 0.003" Straightness Tolerance Per Foot

  • Traceable Lot Number & Test Report

Drive Shaft - Partially Keyed

1117  Steel

  • 1117 Steel

  • 4" ANSI Keyway On One End

  • 14" ANSI Keyway On One End

  • 156 Brinell Hardness

  • 2" & 4" Key Included

Drive Shaft - Partially Keyed

303 Stainless  Steel

  • Type 303 Stainless Steel

  • 4" ANSI Keyway On One End

  • 14" ANSI Keyway On One End

  • B80 Rockwell

  • 2" & 4" Key Included

Retaining Ring Grooved Shaft 

303 Stainless  Steel

  • Type 303 Stainless Steel

  • 4 To 5 Grooves on One End

  • 2 Grooves on One End

  • B83 Rockwell

  • Beveled Ends

 
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