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Power Transmission Taper Hubs & Bushes, Couplings


Taper Lock bushes provide one of the most efficient and cost-effective methods of connecting components with shafts.

The tapered end fits into a tapered bore in the coupling to be driven by the shaft and the locking action results from forcing the bush into the bore using axial grub screws.


These are semi-elastic couplings designed for general purpose use. Assembly is made quick and easy by means of a Taper Lock bush.

Fully machined outside diameters allow alignment through basic straight edge methods.


Tyreflex couplings combined with a Taper Lock bush provide a torsionally elastic coupling and have the ability to accommodate simultaneous misalignment in all planes without causing excessive loads on adjacent bearings.

The flexible type provides excellent shock-absorbing properties thus reducing vibrational and torsional oscillations. The accompanying tyres are available in natural rubber compounds for use in ambient temperatures of between -50°C and +50°C.


Manufactured from mild steed (070M20), these are drilled, tapped and taper bored to receive standard Taper Lock bushes. The outer shoulder provides a convenient means of welding hubs into other components where firm fastening to a shaft is required.


Designed for use with standard Taper Lock bushes, these provide a convenient means of securing fan rotors, impellers, agitators and other such devices which must be securely fastened to a shaft.


Adaptors for use with standard Taper Lock bushes eliminate the need to drill, tap or taper-bore where parallel bored components are is use.