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High Strength Materials

SHEFFIELD™ FM REDI-KEY – Full Length, Pre-Keyed Shaft

Specify Sheffield FM Redi-Key and avoid costly delays that result from milling your own keyway and then having to straighten the shaft. With Sheffield FM Redi-Key, simply cut the length needed for your job and you are done. Your downtime is reduced to a minimum and your machine is back up and running.

Specifying Sheffield FM Redi-Key guarantees that your keyways are accurately cut to ensure proper fit to our mating precision-fit keystock. Avoid the problems of twist, bow and distortion completely.

Do not be misguided. "Cold roll" steel is not considered a high strength steel; it is simply a carbon steel. Carbon steels cannot offer resistance to torque and fatigue in keyed shafting applications. Only Sheffield FM Redi-Key exhibits the strength and toughness needed to handle those maintenance applications.

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Special Services

Inquire on all metric keyways and multiple keyways (more than one key slot). Simply inform our sales staff of your proper dimensions and we will furnish it to your exact requirements.

Typical Mechanical Properties

Hardness 260 BHN
Tensile Strength 135,000 P.S.I.
Yield Strength 113,000 P.S.I.
Machinability 85% of carbon steel
Surface Finish 15 RMS
(Based on 1/2" diameter specimen.)

Available Sizes

Shaft
Size
Keyway Shaft
Size
Keyway
1/2" 1/8" x 1/16" 1-7/16" 3/8" x 3/16"
5/8" 3/16" x 3/32" 1-1/2" 3/8" x 3/16"
3/4" 3/16" x 3/32" 1-5/8" 3/8" x 3/16"
7/8" 3/16" x 3/32" 1-15/16" 1/2" x 1/4"
1" 1/4" x 1/8" 2" 1/2" x 1/4"
1-1/8" 1/4" x 1/8" 2-3/16" 1/2" x 1/4"
1-3/16" 1/4" x 1/8" 2-7/16" 5/8" x 5/16"
1-1/4" 1/4" x 1/8" 2-15/16" 3/4" x 3/8"
1-3/8" 5/16" x 5/32"  

Available Lengths

10/12 Ft Random Lengths
Custom Cut Lengths (max 20 Ft)