drive shafts to provide mechanical power transfer. They are in components such as sheaves
or pulleys and sprockets. To clamp to the shaft, an MST bushing's standard design includes a split and taper. By having this configuration, bushings are easy to tighten to the driven component. Some types of MST bushing
have a more unique construction. Take, for instance, W2 bushings. Although they have the same split taper design, their double-split barrel configuration makes it more useful and reliable, especially when it comes to improved clamping. They also offer better torque capacity since they need to be keyed on the shaft and driven component.