A local steel mill found that they were losing several hours at each roll change while disconnecting and reconnecting the universal spindle.
We reviewed the installation and found that working out the ten bolts in tight quarters was the time consuming part of the job.
Despite the heavy duty nature of this rolling mill, we were able to come up with a suitable quick release device. Fitting between the universal joint flange and roll flange, the shaft can be removed by turning a single bolt which is readily accessible.
We worked closely with the mill to detail the shaft changes to accommodate the quick release coupling.
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