Securing carrier to axle

Sicosyco

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Hi all,

I've made a carrier for my sprocket as I couldn't find one that would match the mounting holes on the sprocket. I've made a keyway in the carrier and matching keyway in the axle.
I'm trying to think of a way to secure the carrier to stop it sliding along the axle without resorting to tack welding it.
Anybody overcome this before with an amazing idea? I really don't want to weld it for obvious reasons.
 

anickode

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Hi all,

I've made a carrier for my sprocket as I couldn't find one that would match the mounting holes on the sprocket. I've made a keyway in the carrier and matching keyway in the axle.
I'm trying to think of a way to secure the carrier to stop it sliding along the axle without resorting to tack welding it.
Anybody overcome this before with an amazing idea? I really don't want to weld it for obvious reasons.

Drill into the carrier radially and tap for 2 set screws. One over the keyway and one 90° from it.

Or use some Loctite 580 if you REALLY want it to stay.
 

Functional Artist

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Hi all,

I've made a carrier for my sprocket as I couldn't find one that would match the mounting holes on the sprocket. I've made a keyway in the carrier and matching keyway in the axle.
I'm trying to think of a way to secure the carrier to stop it sliding along the axle without resorting to tack welding it.
Anybody overcome this before with an amazing idea? I really don't want to weld it for obvious reasons.

Another option may be to get/use some "lock collars" :thumbsup:
…use (1) on each side of your "carrier"

BMI has them (~$2.00 ea.) :cheers2:
https://www.bmikarts.com/1-Piece-Steel-Lock-Collar_p_1103.html
 

Sicosyco

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Thanks. Due to the design the radial drill idea won't work in my case but those lock collars are perfect. Thanks both for the suggestions. Now to see if I can get them here in the UK.

---------- Post added at 06:09 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:53 PM ----------

How quick was that! 2 lock collars ordered in the UK. Thanks again FA!
 

ol'joe

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Normally they are called "shaft collars" in the catalogs, and I betcha any guy who can machine his own sprocket hub can machine his own shaft collars in half the time or less :) ….Joe
 
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