The gearbox reducer is connected with motors and the machines by input shafts and output shafts. There are two types of gearbox shafts: solid shaft and hollow shaft. But how to connect the gearboxes with machines and motors? The following are common connection modes:
1. Coupling Connection
Coupling connection is suit for the same shaft diameter or 2 solid shafts.
2. Key Connection
Flat key and spline connection is suit for the combination with solid shaft and hollow shaft. For instance, the keyways in gearbox are matched with the keys on the solid output shaft of motor.
3. Shrink Disc Connection
This mode is suit for the connection with solid shaft and hollow shaft.