Abssac is introducing the ETP-POWER hydraulic clamping connection that offers all the positive benefits of the ETP hydraulic clamping elements, such as compact design, precision mounting and easy clamping. According to the company, ETP-POWER delivers the highest performance from the single-screw ETP product range.
ETP-POWER is a reliable, standalone hydraulic clamping connection consisting of a double-walled hardened steel sleeve that is fixed in position with a manually-operated pressure screw. As the pressure screw is tightened, the fluid within the product uniformly creates a reliable rigid joint between the shaft and hub. ETP-POWER can easily be disengaged by loosening the pressure screw where the clamping area of the ETP-POWER returns to its original dimensions, with no damage sustained by the shaft, hub or clamping element.
After six years of development, the ETP-POWER product is now being launched to cater for applications requiring higher radial load capacity on shaft-hub joints. The higher load capabilities make the product suitable for use in applications such packaging machinery where higher operational loads and fine adjustment of the timing pulleys are required. Importantly, when maintenance of the machine or positional adjustment of the ETP-POWER is required, downtime is significantly reduced because only one screw needs to be loosened and tightened. The radial position of pressure screw on the flange saves space along the shaft and mounting. The flange design has two pre-machined holes that can be used for location dowels.
ETP-POWER is compact, quick and available in standard sizes to suit shaft diameters from 15–40mm. Repeated mountings between 200 and 500 times can be achieved, depending on the size, and the product will maintain a concentricity runout of 0.03mm or less.