A convenient location for manual phase adjustment along a mechanical drive system is now available in the EZV series adjustable line shafts. Making use of a high strength intermediate collar between two telescoping sections of precision tubing, the EZV naturally places the location for phase adjustment in an easily accessible, open space. Due to the relatively large outside diameter of the drive tubing, the EZV also provides for a more secure clamping connection than would exist when clamping over standard diameter motor and gearbox shafts.
Length adjustability also results from this design, making the EZV reusable in different machine layouts, and easier to install, especially with certain alternate hub designs, like EK7 expanding mandrels and EK6 high strength conical clamp ends. For any size the EZV can also be made with ZAE torsionally rigid bellows couplings, or with integral ES2 mechanical torque limiters.