Gib keys are customized machine keys that stop the rotation of a shaft. They are heavy metal rods usually made from cold drawn steel with one end that looks like a gib. Gib keys hold gears
and pulleys tightly to the rotating shaft in motors and engines, transmissions and motor shafts
and gear reducers. The key design is cut to length, the head and the taper are milled to specified tolerances and tumbled for an edgy finish. It is only tapered on the side which engages the hub. The taper secures the key and engages the shaft firmly to the hub without using a set screw
Gib keys are commonly applied in heavy equipment and machinery, rolling mills and sheers and commercial equipment like combines and harvesters that have rotating shafts. The key requires periodic installations. Gib head keys are manufactured in a wide range of profiles including metric and imperial sizes, standard and customized.
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