April 1, 2009
A new edition to their line of hinged shaft collars that attaches securely and has an affixed handle which permits frequent removal and reassembly is being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, MA.Stafford’s Hinged Collar with a swing-away clamp handle features a perman-ently joined handle that fits into a precision machined recess and seats securely when hand tightened, but opens quickly to release the collar.  Designed for applications requiring a secure collar that needs to be frequently removed or repositioned, this integral clamp handle provides the holding power of a standard high-strength collar and eliminates the need for tools.Offered in sizes from 3/8” to 6” I.D. with a smooth-, threaded-, or tapered bore for tightly joining flanges, Stafford’s Hinged Collar with a swing-away clamp handle is available in steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.  Providing the rigidity of a two-piece clamp-type collar, it features a triple-link hinge and the pivoting handle is knurled for a sure grip.