When it comes to quick, accurate and reliable shaft to hub connection the ETP range of products are a market leader. Whether the hubs are to be removed or repositioned, mounted and dismantled within an application, the ETP product allows this to be all done in less than a few minutes and without marking the shafts. The unique product eliminates the need for keyways, whilst the hydraulic principle gives immediate advantages for today´s modern power transmission designs.

One of the most innovative products on the market, the ETP product consist of a double-walled hardened steel (in some cases stainless steel) sleeve, which is filled with a pressure medium. The precision machine housing contains a threaded pressure screw, that when actuated, moves an internal piston that in turn provides the pressure adjustment. By tightening the pressure screw to a predetermined torque, an even and moderately high surface pressure is created against the shaft and hub, causing the locking effect.

The scientist Blaise Pascal formulated the principle of pressure propagation in liquids many years ago: Pascal’s law or the principle of transmission of fluid-pressure states that,”pressure exerted anywhere in a confined incompressible fluid is transmitted equally in all directions throughout the fluid such that the pressure ratio (initial difference) remains the same”. The ETP product utilises the many positive qualities of this principle and has continued to develop it further so that it can be utilised reliably and accurately within industrial applications. Whether the hubs are to be removed or repositioned, mounting and dismantling the process is done in less than a few minutes. 

With product names like ETP EXPRESS, ETP EXPRESS R, ETP POWER and ETP TECHNO, these products are, as it sounds, designed for a multitude of applications. In each case only a single screw is used for mounting and dismounting of the hub. This simple feature ensures an extremely quick and easy service interval time and incredibly easy adjustment or repositioning of the hub. The single screw hubs are used in a variety of applications and industries such as packaging, food, beverage and pharmaceutical. The standard ETP-TECHNO and ETP-EXPRESS are available for shafts 15mm to 130mm. ETP-EXPRESS R, Stainless steel versions, are available to suit shafts from 15mm to 80mm.

The Future

Keyways, will always have a legitimate place in power transmission, but when you need finite adjustment of the driven shaft, keyways are not ideal. The taper lock design allows the positional movement but they are time consuming to fit, release and then re fit. The design is also prone to corrode and become fixed to the shaft over time. Lastly, the taper lock design requires that there is taper on the inside diameter of the driven part, for the device to lock in position and also requires more space to fit because of the bolting circle.

Small built-in dimensions saves the day

In this industrial cleaning system for use in the automobile industry, ETP-EXPRESS R is used for fastening of the cleaning head brushes. The minimal dimensions and excellent concentricity meant less vibration within the system, whilst providing a resistance to fretting corrosion. One of the main advantages was the speed and ease that new brushes could be interchanged. 

Reliable and accurate positioning

The gears in this food processing machine can be repeatedly and accurately adjusted during assembly by fitting the ETP-EXPRESS R product.  In the application it was found that over time wear to the gears made finite adjustment necessary. Due to the unique design this process is done easily as only one screw needs to be loosened and re-tightened. The Stainless Steel ETP Express R also helped reduce noise levels and vibrations.

The product advantages

The quick and easy clamping of shafts
The quick release capability
Strong and reliable clamping forces
Precision tolerance bores with excellent concentricity.
High torque transmission
Excellent radial load capability
Removes the need for keyways

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