If your system uses augur conveyors, one of their crucial components is the shaft. The shaft is used to transmit torque from the driver (a motor) and support the hanger bearings
. Therefore, the shafts are designed from hardened materials to guarantee strength and durability. The main material used to construct augur shafts is carbon steel or stainless steel. In most of the cases, the stainless steel shaft is recommended when handling contaminable materials such as food.
The shaft size is based on the motor torque as well as the materials used in its assembly. For example, carbon steel is capable of generating high strengths of up to 45,000 psi. Therefore, it is important to understand the anticipated rates of strength when selecting the shaft or the augur conveyor system
The augur conveyor shafts can be categorized into coupling shafts, end shafts, close coupling shafts, hanger end shaft, roller thrust bearing drive shaft, and torque arm drive shaft. To see the full list of shafts available in our catalog, make sure to visit our site.