|The two most common polygon profiles
produced are P3
Both of these polygon profiles
are available in most materials and in shaft sizes with starting
diameters from ¼" to 8" and up to 102" in length.
There is a very
distinct difference between
has a three sided configuration. This polygon profile is used
in cases where the female profile of the polygonal connection
must be ground, and also for tapered profiles. With this polygon
profile the female hub can be finished ground on the machine for
a highly precision fit. P3 profile is ideal for high torque
and high stress applications.
profile is a four sided configuration. This polygon profile is
used when the hub (female) profile does not have to be ground.
PC4 profile is preferred for large production runs.
The female profiles are always produced by broaching
when possible. There are many sizes up to 3 -3/4" available for this efficient
PC4 profile is a perfect application for sprockets
or other hub configurations that need to slide
up and down on a rotating shaft.
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