Wear sleeves - precision components that press-fit onto a shaft - may deter damage to shafts and spindles by eliminating scratching or scoring. Timken's wear sleeves are designed for installation at ambient temperatures and available in various sizes and finishes.
- Wear sleeves provide a protective seal running surface and actually become part of the shaft.
- The surface of the sleeve is ground to 10 - 25 microinches (.25 - .64 micrometers Ra). The opposite end of the wear sleeve is radiused on the outer diameter to minimize potential seal damage during assembly.
- Wear sleeves are cost-effective for original equipment manufacturers that must machine large or complex shafts or spindles to tight dimensional and finish tolerances to provide an adequate seal running surface.
- They also reduce the need for complex and expensive shaft matching, repair or replacement.
- Power transmission
- Oil refineries