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Zero-Max, Inc.

13200 Sixth Avenue North, Plymouth, MN, 55441, USA

  • 800-533-1731

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Model 650 Overhung Load Adaptor protects motor’s shaft seal.

March 24, 2017

Used in pump drives, forestry shredders, recycling systems, fan drives, conveyor drives and off road construction machinery, SAE B Model 650 Overhung Load Adaptor features cast iron housing, 130,000 PSI stress-proof steel shaft and heavy duty Spherical Roller Bearings. Eliminating failure of the pump due to axial and radial overhung loads, adaptor handles up to 3500 RPM speed. Unit meets ISO... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Variable Ratio Transmissions for accurate operation in seeding.

November 17, 2016

Designed to work in harshest environments, Zero-Max’s VRT Transmissions are enclosed in aluminum housing locks in mechanical drive components. Product provides accurate dispensing rates of seed and fertilizer in agricultural equipment. Seed dispensing accuracy is maintained even when equipment ground speed varies. Zero-Max’s ground-driven system is main operating link between GPS and... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Zero-Backlash Coupling helps prevent positioning errors.

January 13, 2016

Available in single and double flex models with optimized torsional stiffness, ServoClass® couplings handle high-speed reversing load and positioning precision requirements in servomotor applications. Single- and double-disc models handle bore diameters from .375–1.125 in. and designed with 304 stainless steel disc packs as well as aluminum hubs and center members. All models and sizes... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Shaft Locking Bushings feature radial screw design.

September 5, 2014

Available for 4.330, 4.724, and 5.118 in. bore sizes, ETP Techno Bushings lock components to large shafts with repeatable precision for applications requiring frequent mounting operations. Units handle torque from 247,820–283,223 lb-in. and are suitable for locking gears, pulleys, and sprockets. Featuring radial screw design, bushings position in seconds and can be readjusted hundreds of... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Variable Ratio Transmissions dispense seed and fertilizer.

June 10, 2014

With all internal parts machined to strict and consistent tolerances, VRT Infinitely Variable Ratio Transmissions provide operating link between advanced control systems such as GPS and mechanical dispensing mechanisms used in precision seeding machinery. Seed placement accuracy is maintained even when equipment ground speed varies. Designed to operate in harsh environments, maintenance-free VRTs... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Composite Disc Couplings arrest electrical current.

May 23, 2014

Designed with composite flex elements that are non-conductive, Zero-Max CD® Couplings provide electrical insulation while protecting mechanical components from system overloads. Composite discs withstand all types of environmental elements, including temperature extremes from -40 to +70°C, as well as moisture and chemicals. Available in single and double flex models with clamp style hubs,... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Servo Class Couplings offer hub taper adapter option.

November 15, 2013

Available in 12 sizes in both single and double disc models, ServoClass® Couplings handle torque ratings from 0.5–250 Nm. Precision-machined hub taper adapters fit in coupling's clamp style hubs, providing balanced and tight shaft engagement for servomotor applications at speeds up to 10,000 rpm. Adapters are machined of S45C material with black oxide finish. To ensure precise... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Zero Backlash Couplings offer optimized misalignment capacity.

September 11, 2013

With shaft spacing and clamping system able to accommodate demands of servo motor and motion control applications, Double Flex CD® A1C provides precise positioning under high-speed reversing loads without fatigue for 24/7 operation. Design exhibits torsional stiffness, allows for misalignment in high-stress applications, and provides smooth operation at high speeds. Depending on model, peak... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Actuators convert rotary motion into linear travel.

August 7, 2013

Consisting of 3 stainless steel ball bearings at each end of 2-piece stainless steel housing, Roh’lix® Linear Actuators carry loads at speed up to 70 ips, depending on size. Overload feature allows for thrust capacity adjustment so that linear travel will halt if preset thrust is exceeded. With minimum of 90% efficiency, typical applications provide up to 100 million inches of linear travel.... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Shaft Locking Bushing ensures roll forming wheels stay aligned.

May 24, 2013

By centering, synchronizing, and locking roll forming wheels into position, ETP Hyloc™ ensures smooth, consistent barstock. Adjustable unit can be repositioned on shaft or removed for changing to another roll forming wheel size. Available for 50–220 mm shaft diameters, bushing has internal double-walled steel sleeve that encloses conical-shaped, moveable piston. When pressurized... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Shaft Locking Bushings mount large components in tight spaces.

May 1, 2013

Capable of handling torque from 21,000–200,000 lb-ft, ETP Hydropress Bushings utilize hydraulic pressure contained in double-walled sleeve to provide precise fastening of components on shafts from 80–200 mm diameter. Both radial and axial connection to shaft is made using grease pump for mounting. Once mounted and pressurized, conical angle of outer sleeve locks device into position,... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Offset Couplings incorporate maintenance-free bearings.

March 29, 2013

Featuring needle bearings with internal micro-poly lubrication, Schmidt Offset Couplings provide maintenance-free precision on parallel offset shafts. Couplings transmit constant angular velocity and torque in range of parallel shaft misalignments, and design keeps out contaminants and foreign matter. Handling parallel offset up to 17 in. and available with torque capacities up to 459,000 lb-in.,... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Custom Variable Speed Drives dispense seed and fertilizer.

November 30, 2012

Designed for precision farming equipment and guided by global positioning systems, Custom Variable Speed Drives meter and dispense seed and fertilizer. Designed to provide accurate and repeatable speed settings, drives are used as prime mover connected to motor, or as secondary drive connected to shaft in machine's driveline. When used as prime mover, drives act as variable speed devices, and... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Clamp Style Hub Couplings handle large shafts, high torque.

November 8, 2012

Featuring clamp style hubs designed for optimal shaft engagement, ServoClass® couplings are designed for high-speed reversing loads and precise positioning requirements in servomotor applications at speeds up to 10,000 rpm. Clamping strength eliminates need for keyways while providing clean, balanced design. Available in 12 sizes in single- and double-disc models, couplings handle torque... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Single and Double Disc Couplings handle up to 4 nm torque.

September 6, 2012

Designed for 5-14 mm bore diameters, ServoClass® SD025R and SC025R Couplings handle high-speed reversing loads and precise positioning requirements in demanding servomotor applications at speeds up to 10,000 rpm. RoHS-compliant units are constructed with 304 SS disc packs and aluminum clamp style hubs and center members. To ensure precise alignment of assembled components, ISO 4762 CL12.9... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Zero Backlash CD Couplings range from 40-564 Nm.

April 16, 2012

Available in 6 sizes with speed ratings from 6,700-15,000 rpm, Series A1C CD® Couplings suit demanding servo motor and motion control applications. Precision machined, clamp style hubs are made from ISO grade 7075-T6 aluminum and black anodized to MIL-A-8625 Type 2, Class 2 finish. Recessed fasteners are ISO 4762 grade 12.9 socket head cap screws. Manufactured to strict aerospace and Six Sigma... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Large Torque Limiters handle torque up to 50,000 Nm.

March 12, 2012

Available in models capable of handling up to 37,000 foot-pounds (50,000 Nm) of torque, Torque Limiters protect drive trains, gearboxes, and generators from excessive peak loads, minimize risk of breakdowns, and help extend system life. Features include factory preset torque and max bore sizes up to 5½ in. or 140 mm with or without keyway. Operational from -40 to +80°C, maintenance-free... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Keyless Shaft Bushings are available in 20, 40 and 60 mm sizes.

January 25, 2012

Providing concentricity to .001 in. TIR, ETP Express Bushings handle torque ranges from 40-6,400 lb and are available in 20, 40 and 60 mm sizes. Shaft-locking bushings provide mounting/dismounting capabilities with only one radial screw. They are designed for locking gears, cams, and timing pulleys into position in tight spaces. Bushings handle temperature ranges from -22°F to 180°F.... Read More

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Wind Turbine Couplings deliver 100,000 Nm torque.

February 3, 2011

Zero-Max Wind Turbine Couplings are tested under conditions simulating 20-year load spectrum of continuous operation. Composite disk packs, located at both ends of center spacer, allow parallel and axial misalignment while remaining torsionally stiff through all harmonic ranges of wind turbine's oscillating load. Depending on application, center spacers can be machined out of steel, composite... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Adjustable Speed Drives provide repeatable speed settings.

July 5, 2010

With Micro Dial(TM) feature, users of Zero-Max Adjustable Speed Drives can accurately set and re-set various speeds to meet performance levels for different applications. Units accept input speeds from 0-2,000 rpm and provide speed control for inputs from ¼ to 1½ hp applications with output torque ratings from 12-200 lb-in. When used as prime mover, drive acts as variable speed device, and... Read More

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