Shafts are an important component in engineering. Bormill Incorporated has a fully functional workshop equipped with large shafts designed to complete each mechanical engineering job in a swift manner.
Shafts are rotating machine elements that passes power from one part to another, or from one machine to another one. Most shafts can be classified into two different types: transmission shafts and machine shafts.
Transmission shafts are usually used to transfer power from the source of the power to the machine absorbing the power, and machine shafts are instead the primary part of a machine itself. Both types of shafts are made out of mild steel, however can be made out of nickel, nickel-chromium or chromium-vanadium steel if more strength is required.
The standardized length of shafts are 5 metres, 6 metres, and 7 metres. The majority of shafts come equipped with pulleys and gears mounted on them to make them more customizable to any project. Throughout history, shafts have been usually formed through hot rolling. To finish them to size, they are controlled by cold drawing, turning or grinding.
In civil engineering, shafts are your go-to method of drilling into the underground. In this context they are used as an underground vertical or inclined passageway for a few reasons: to build a tunnel, for ventilation, a sewerage, or for access to an underground structure.