China factory Petroleum Machinery Pto Shaft/Universal Shaft/Cardan Shaft/Crank Shaft

Product Description

Who we are?
HangZhou XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. CARDANSHAFT CO;LTD has 15 years history.When the general manager Mr.Rony Du graduated from the university,he always concentrated his attention on the research and development,production and sales of the cardan shaft.Mr.Rony Du and his team started from scratch,from 1 lathe and a very small order,step by step to grow up.He often said to his team”We will only do 1 thing well——to make the perfect cardan shaft”.

                                                               General manager  Mr.Rony Du
HangZhou XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. CARDANSHAFT CO.,LTD was founded in 2005.The registered capital is 8 million ,covers an area of 15 acres, has 30 existing staff. The company specializing in the production of SWC, SWP cross universal coupling and drum tooth coupling.The company with factory is located in the beautiful coast of Tai Lake –Hudai (HangZhou Economic Development Zone Hudai Industrial Park).
In order to become China’s leading cardan shaft one-stop solution expert supplier .XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. CARDANSHAFT independent research and development of SWC light, medium, short, heavy Designs cardan shaft have reached the leading domestic level.Products not only supporting domestic large and medium-sized customers, but also exported to the United States, India, Vietnam, Laos, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Britain and other countries and areas.In the past 15 years, the company has accumulated a wealth of experience, learn from foreign advanced technology, and to absorb and use the universal axis has been improved several times, so that the structure is maturing, significantly improved performance.

                                          XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. Office Building  
XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. belief: “Continuous innovation, optimize the structure, perseverance” to create a high quality of outstanding cardan shaft manufacturer.We always adhere to the ISO9001 quality control system, from the details to start, standardize the production process, and to achieve processing equipment “specialization, numerical control” rapid increase in product quality.This Not only won the majority of customers reputation, but also access to peer recognition. We continue to strive to pursue: “for customers to create the greatest value, for the staff to build the best platform”, will be able to achieve customer and business mutually beneficial CHINAMFG situation.

                                  Welcome to XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. CARDANSHAFT

Why choose us?
First,select raw material carefully
  The cross is the core component of cardan shaft,so the selection of material is particularly critical.Raw materials of the cross for light Duty Size and Medium Duty Size,we choose the 20CrMnTi special gear steel bar from SHAGANG GROUP.Being forged in 2500 ton friction press to ensure internal metallurgical structure,inspecting the geometric dimensions of each part to meet the drawing requirements,then transfer to machining,the processes of milling, turning, quenching and grinding.
The inspector will screen blank yoke head.The porosity, cracks, slag, etc. do not meet the requirements of the casting foundry are all eliminated,then doing physical and chemical analysis, to see whether the ingredients meet the requirements, unqualified re-elimination.And then transferred to the quenching and tempering heat treatment, once again check the hardness to see if meet the requirements, qualified to be transferred to the machining process. We control from the source of the material to ensure the supply of raw materials qualified rate of 99%.
 Second,advanced production equipment
XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. Company introduced four-axis linkage machining center made in ZheJiang , milling the keyway and flange bolt hole of the flange yoke, The once machine-shaping ensures that the symmetry of the keyway and the position of the bolt hole are less than 0.02mm,which greatly improves the installation accuracy of the flange,the 4 axis milling and drilling center holes of the cross are integrated,to ensure that the 4 shaft symmetry and verticality are less than 0.02mm,the process of the journal cross assembly service life can be increased by 30%, and the speed at 1000 rpm above the cardan shaft running smoothly and super life is crucial to the operation.
We use CNC machine to lathe flange yoke and welded yoke,CNC machine can not only ensure the accuracy of the flange connection with the mouth, but also improve the flange surface finish.
5 CHINAMFG automatic welding machine welding spline sleeve and tube,welded yoke and tube.With the welding CHINAMFG swing mechanism, automatic lifting mechanism, adjustment mechanism and welding CHINAMFG cooling system, welding machine can realize multi ring continuous welding, each coil current and voltage can be preset, arc starting and stopping control PLC procedures, reliable welding quality, the weld bead is smooth and beautiful, to control the welding process with fixed procedures, greatly reducing the uncertainty of human during welding, greatly improve the welding effect.
High speed cardan shaft needs to do dynamic balance test before leaving the factory.Unbalanced cardan shaft will produce excessive centrifugal force at high speed and reduce the service life of the bearing;the dynamic balance test can eliminate the uneven distribution of the casting weight and the mass distribution of the whole assembly;Through the experiment to achieve the design of the required balance quality, improve the universal shaft service life.In 2008 the company introduced 2 high-precision dynamic balance test bench, the maximum speed can reach 4000 rev / min, the balance of G0.8 accuracy, balance weight 2kg–1000kg.
In order to make the paint standardization, in 2009 the company bought 10 CHINAMFG of clean paint room , the surface treatment of cardan shaft is more standardized, paint fastness is more rugged, staff’s working conditions improved, exhaust of harmless treatment.

Third,Professional transport packaging
The packing of the export cardan shaft is all in the same way as the plywood wooden box, and then it is firmly secured with the iron sheet, so as to avoid the damage caused by the complicated situation in the long-distance transportation. Meet the standard requirements of plywood boxes into Europe and other countries, no matter where can successfully reach all the country’s ports.

The following table for SWC Medium-sized Universal Shaft Parameters. 


Data and Sizes of SWC Series Universal Joint Couplings

Type Design
SWC160 SWC180 SWC200 SWC225 SWC250 SWC265 SWC285 SWC315 SWC350 SWC390 SWC440 SWC490 SWC550 SWC620
A L 740 800 900 1000 1060 1120 1270 1390 1520 1530 1690 1850 2060 2280
LV 100 100 120 140 140 140 140 140 150 170 190 190 240 250
M(kg) 65 83 115 152 219 260 311 432 610 804 1122 1468 2154 2830
B L 480 530 590 640 730 790 840 930 100 1571 1130 1340 1400 1520
M(kg) 44 60 85 110 160 180 226 320 440 590 820 1090 1560 2100
C L 380 420 480 500 560 600 640 720 782 860 1040 1080 1220 1360
M(kg) 35 48 66 90 130 160 189 270 355 510 780 970 1330 1865
D L 520 580 620 690 760 810 860 970 1030 1120 1230 1360 1550 1720
M(kg) 48 65 90 120 173 220 250 355 485 665 920 1240 1765 2390
E L 800 850 940 1050 1120 1180 1320 1440 1550 1710 1880 2050 2310 2540
LV 100 100 120 140 140 140 140 140 150 170 190 190 240 250
M(kg) 70 92 126 165 238 280 340 472 660 886 1230 1625 2368 3135
  Tn(kN·m) 16 22.4 31.5 40 63 80 90 125 180 250 355 500 710 1000
  TF(kN·m) 8 11.2 16 20 31.5 40 45 63 90 125 180 250 355 500
  Β(°) 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
  D 160 180 200 225 250 265 285 315 350 390 440 490 550 620
  Df 160 180 200 225 250 265 285 315 350 3690 440 490 550 620
  D1 137 155 170 196 218 233 245 280 310 345 390 435 492 555
  D2(H9) 100 105 120 135 150 160 170 185 210 235 255 275 320 380
  D3 108 114 140 159 168 180 194 219 245 273 299 325 402 426
  Lm 95 105 110 125 140 150 160 180 195 215 260 270 305 340
  K 16 17 18 20 25 25 27 32 35 40 42 47 50 55
  T 4 5 5 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 10 12 12 12
  N 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 10 16 16 16 16
  D 15 17 17 17 19 19 21 23 23 25 28 31 31 38
  B 20 24 32 32 40 40 40 40 50 70 80 90 100 100
  G 6.0 7.0 9.0 9.0 12.5 12.5 12.5 15.0 16.0 18.0 20.0 22.5 22.5 25
  MI(Kg) 2.57 3 3.85 3.85 5.17 6 6.75 8.25 10.6 13 18.50 23.75 29.12 38.08
  Size M14 M16 M16 M16 M18 M18 M20 M22 M22 M24 M27 M30 M30 M36
  Tightening torque(Nm) 180 270 270 270 372 372 526 710 710 906 1340 1820 1820 3170

1. Notations: 
L=Standard length, or compressed length for designs with length compensation; 
LV=Length compensation; 
Tn=Nominal torque(Yield torque 50% over Tn); 
TF=Fatigue torque, I. E. Permissible torque as determined according to the fatigue strength
Under reversing loads; 
β =Maximum deflection angle; 
MI=weight per 100mm tube
2. Millimeters are used as measurement units except where noted; 
3. Please consult us for customizations regarding length, length compensation and
Flange connections. 
(DIN or SAT etc. )

Brief Introduction

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Material: Alloy Steel
Load: Drive Shaft
Stiffness & Flexibility: Stiffness / Rigid Axle
Journal Diameter Dimensional Accuracy: IT6-IT9
Axis Shape: Straight Shaft
Shaft Shape: Hollow Axis


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Are there variations in PTO shaft designs for different types of machinery?

Yes, there are variations in PTO (Power Take-Off) shaft designs to accommodate the specific requirements of different types of machinery. PTO shafts are highly versatile and adaptable components used to transfer power from a power source, such as a tractor or engine, to driven machinery or equipment. The design variations in PTO shafts are necessary to ensure compatibility, efficiency, and safety in various applications. Here’s a detailed explanation of the different PTO shaft designs for different types of machinery:

1. Standard PTO Shafts: Standard PTO shafts are the most common design and are widely used in a variety of applications. They typically consist of a solid steel shaft with a universal joint at each end. These universal joints allow for angular misalignment between the power source and the driven machinery. Standard PTO shafts are suitable for applications where the distance between the power source and the driven machinery remains relatively fixed. They are commonly used in agricultural implements, such as mowers, balers, tillers, and seeders, as well as in industrial applications.

2. Telescopic PTO Shafts: Telescopic PTO shafts feature a telescoping design that allows for length adjustment. These shafts consist of two or more concentric shafts that can slide within each other. Telescopic PTO shafts are beneficial in applications where the distance between the power source and the driven machinery varies. By adjusting the length of the shaft, operators can ensure proper power transmission without the risk of the shaft dragging on the ground or being too short to reach the equipment. Telescopic PTO shafts are commonly used in front-mounted implements, snow blowers, self-loading wagons, and other applications where the distance between the power source and the implement changes.

3. CV (Constant Velocity) PTO Shafts: CV PTO shafts incorporate Constant Velocity joints to accommodate misalignment and angular variations. These joints maintain a constant speed and torque transfer even when the driven machinery is at an angle relative to the power source. CV PTO shafts are beneficial in applications where the driven machinery requires flexibility and a wide range of movement. They are commonly used in articulated loaders, telescopic handlers, self-propelled sprayers, and other equipment that requires continuous power transmission while operating at various angles.

4. Gearbox Driven PTO Shafts: Some machinery requires specific speed or torque ratios between the power source and the driven equipment. In such cases, PTO shafts may incorporate gearbox systems. Gearbox driven PTO shafts allow for speed reduction or increase and can change the rotational direction if necessary. The gear ratios in the gearbox can be adjusted to match the speed and torque requirements of the driven machinery. These PTO shafts are commonly used in applications where the power source operates at a different speed or torque level than the equipment it drives, such as in certain industrial manufacturing processes and specialized machinery.

5. High-Torque PTO Shafts: Some heavy-duty machinery requires high torque levels for power transmission. High-torque PTO shafts are designed to handle these demanding applications. They are constructed with reinforced components, including larger diameter shafts and heavier-duty universal joints, to withstand the increased torque requirements. High-torque PTO shafts are commonly used in equipment such as wood chippers, crushers, and heavy-duty agricultural implements that require substantial power and torque for their operation.

6. Safety PTO Shafts: Safety is a crucial consideration when using PTO shafts. Safety PTO shafts incorporate mechanisms to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. One common safety feature is the use of protective guards that cover the rotating shaft to prevent accidental contact. These guards are typically made of metal or plastic and are designed to shield the rotating components while allowing the necessary movement for power transmission. Safety PTO shafts are used in various applications where the risk of entanglement or accidental contact with the rotating shaft is high, such as in grass mowers, rotary cutters, and other equipment used in landscaping and agriculture.

These are some of the key variations in PTO shaft designs for different types of machinery. The specific design used depends on factors such as the application requirements, power source characteristics, torque levels, movement flexibility, and safety considerations. PTO shaft manufacturers offer a range of designs to ensure compatibility and efficient power transmission in diverse industries and applications.

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How do PTO shafts contribute to the efficiency of agricultural operations?

Power Take-Off (PTO) shafts play a crucial role in improving the efficiency of agricultural operations by providing a versatile and reliable power source for various farming equipment. PTO shafts allow agricultural machinery to access power from tractors or other prime movers, enabling the efficient transfer of energy to perform a wide range of tasks. Here’s a detailed explanation of how PTO shafts contribute to the efficiency of agricultural operations:

1. Versatility: PTO shafts offer versatility by allowing the connection of different types of implements and machinery to tractors or other power sources. This versatility enables farmers to use a single power unit, such as a tractor, to operate multiple agricultural implements, including mowers, balers, tillers, seeders, sprayers, and more. The ability to quickly switch between various implements using a PTO shaft minimizes downtime and maximizes efficiency in agricultural operations.

2. Power Transfer: PTO shafts efficiently transfer power from the tractor’s engine to the agricultural implements. The rotating power generated by the engine is transmitted through the PTO shaft to drive the machinery connected to it. This direct power transfer eliminates the need for separate engines or motors on each implement, reducing equipment costs and maintenance requirements. PTO shafts ensure a reliable power supply, allowing agricultural operations to be carried out efficiently and effectively.

3. Increased Productivity: By utilizing PTO shafts, agricultural operations can be performed more quickly and efficiently than manual or alternative power methods. PTO-driven machinery typically operates at higher speeds and with greater power compared to human-operated or manual tools. This increased productivity allows farmers to complete tasks such as tilling, seeding, harvesting, and material handling more efficiently, reducing labor requirements and increasing overall farm productivity.

4. Time Savings: PTO shafts contribute to time savings in agricultural operations. The ability to connect and disconnect implements quickly using standardized PTO shafts allows farmers to switch between tasks rapidly. This saves time during equipment setup, as well as when transitioning between different operations in the field. Time efficiency is particularly valuable during critical farming periods, such as planting or harvesting, where timely execution is essential for optimal crop yield and quality.

5. Reduced Manual Labor: PTO shafts minimize the need for manual labor in strenuous or repetitive tasks. By harnessing the power of tractors or other prime movers, farmers can mechanize various operations that would otherwise require significant physical effort. Agricultural implements driven by PTO shafts can perform tasks such as plowing, mowing, and baling with minimal human intervention, reducing labor costs and improving overall efficiency.

6. Precision and Consistency: PTO shafts contribute to precision and consistency in agricultural operations. The consistent power supply from the PTO ensures uniform operation and performance of the connected machinery. This helps in achieving consistent seed placement, even spreading of fertilizers or chemicals, and precise cutting or harvesting of crops. Precision and consistency lead to improved crop quality, enhanced yield, and reduced waste, ultimately contributing to the overall efficiency of agricultural operations.

7. Adaptability to Various Terrain: PTO-driven machinery is highly adaptable to various types of terrain encountered in agricultural operations. Tractors equipped with PTO shafts can traverse uneven or challenging terrain, allowing implements to operate effectively on slopes, rough fields, or hilly landscapes. This adaptability ensures that farmers can efficiently manage their land, regardless of topographical challenges, enhancing operational efficiency and productivity.

8. Integration with Automation and Technology: PTO shafts can be integrated with automation and technology advancements in modern agricultural practices. Automation systems, such as precision guidance and control, can be synchronized with PTO-driven machinery to optimize operations and minimize waste. Additionally, advancements in data collection and analysis allow farmers to monitor and optimize machine performance, fuel efficiency, and productivity, further enhancing the efficiency of agricultural operations.

By providing versatility, efficient power transfer, increased productivity, time savings, reduced manual labor, precision, adaptability to terrain, and integration with automation and technology, PTO shafts significantly contribute to enhancing the efficiency of agricultural operations. They enable farmers to perform a wide range of tasks with ease, ultimately improving productivity, reducing costs, and supporting sustainable farming practices.

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Which industries commonly use PTO shafts for power transmission?

PTO shafts (Power Take-Off shafts) are widely used in various industries where power transmission is required to drive machinery and equipment. Their versatility, efficiency, and compatibility with different types of machinery make them valuable components in several sectors. Here’s a detailed explanation of the industries that commonly use PTO shafts for power transmission:

1. Agriculture: The agricultural industry extensively relies on PTO shafts for power transmission. Tractors equipped with PTOs are commonly used to drive a wide range of agricultural implements and machinery. PTO-driven equipment includes mowers, balers, tillers, seeders, sprayers, grain augers, harvesters, and many more. PTO shafts allow for the efficient transfer of power from the tractor’s engine to these implements, enabling various agricultural operations such as cutting, baling, tilling, planting, spraying, and harvesting. The agricultural sector heavily depends on PTO shafts to enhance productivity and streamline farming processes.

2. Construction and Earthmoving: In the construction and earthmoving industry, PTO shafts find applications in machinery used for excavation, grading, and material handling. PTO-driven equipment such as backhoes, loaders, excavators, trenchers, and stump grinders utilize PTO shafts to transfer power from the prime movers, typically hydraulic systems, to drive the necessary attachments. These attachments require the high torque and power provided by PTO shafts to perform tasks like digging, loading, trenching, and grinding. PTO shafts allow for versatile and efficient power transmission in construction and earthmoving operations.

3. Forestry: The forestry industry utilizes PTO shafts for power transmission in various logging and timber processing equipment. PTO-driven machinery such as wood chippers, sawmills, log splitters, and debarkers rely on PTO shafts to transfer power from tractors or dedicated power units to perform tasks like chipping, sawing, splitting, and debarking wood. PTO shafts provide the necessary power and torque to drive the cutting and processing mechanisms, enabling efficient and productive forestry operations.

4. Landscaping and Groundskeeping: PTO shafts play a crucial role in the landscaping and groundskeeping industry. Equipment like lawn mowers, rotary cutters, flail mowers, and aerators utilize PTO shafts to transfer power from tractors or dedicated power units to drive the cutting or grooming mechanisms. PTO shafts enable efficient power transmission, allowing operators to maintain lawns, parks, golf courses, and other outdoor spaces with precision and productivity.

5. Mining and Quarrying: PTO shafts have applications in the mining and quarrying industry, particularly in equipment used for material extraction, crushing, and screening. PTO-driven machinery such as crushers, screeners, and conveyors rely on PTO shafts to transfer power from engines or motors to drive the crushing and screening mechanisms, as well as the material handling systems. PTO shafts provide the necessary power and torque to process and transport bulk materials effectively in mining and quarrying operations.

6. Industrial Manufacturing: PTO shafts are utilized in various industrial manufacturing processes that require power transmission to drive specific machinery and equipment. Industries such as food processing, textile manufacturing, paper production, and chemical processing may use PTO-driven machinery for tasks like mixing, blending, cutting, extruding, and conveying. PTO shafts enable efficient power transfer to these machines, ensuring smooth and reliable operation in industrial manufacturing settings.

7. Utilities and Infrastructure Maintenance: PTO shafts find applications in utilities and infrastructure maintenance operations. Equipment like street sweepers, sewer cleaners, road maintenance machines, and drain augers utilize PTO shafts to transfer power from trucks or dedicated power units to perform tasks like sweeping, cleaning, and maintenance of roads, sewers, and other public infrastructure. PTO shafts enable efficient power transmission, ensuring effective and reliable operation of these utility and maintenance machines.

8. Others: PTO shafts are also used in several other industries and sectors where power transmission is required. This includes applications in the transportation industry for powering refrigeration units, fuel pumps, and hydraulic systems in trucks and trailers. PTO shafts also find applications in the marine industry for powering winches, pumps, and other equipment on boats and ships.

In summary, PTO shafts are commonly used in a wide range of industries for power transmission. These industries include agriculture, construction and earthmoving, forestry, landscaping and groundskeeping, mining and quarrying, industrial manufacturing, utilities and infrastructure maintenance, transportation, and marine sectors. PTO shafts play a critical rolein enhancing productivity, enabling efficient operation of machinery, and facilitating various tasks in these industries.
China factory Petroleum Machinery Pto Shaft/Universal Shaft/Cardan Shaft/Crank Shaft  China factory Petroleum Machinery Pto Shaft/Universal Shaft/Cardan Shaft/Crank Shaft
editor by CX 2024-03-20