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Feather Keys

Steel and stainless steel feather keys are designed and engineered to lower the costs associated with product manufacturing, conceivably providing lower warranty callbacks and customer downtime for maintenance. Flat and parallel feather keyways are used for 1/4” to 2-1/2” diameter shafts while delivering the same torque capacity as square and rectangular parallel keys.  Another benefit of this shaft key design is quick, hassle-free field replacement.  Feather keys are available in steel and stainless steel construction and inch and metric sizes.

Read our Feather Keys White Paper to learn more about the advantages of this shaft key design.

What are Feather Keyway Shafts?

Feather Keys are shaft keys that transmit torque from a shaft to a driven component. The feather keyway design is similar to parallel keys, except they are manufactured with radiused ends. The mating slot in the shaft is machined with an end mill that matches the radius of the feather key design. Once installed, feather keys are contained in the machined pocket, they cannot move axially and do not require set screws to hold the key in position. Feather keys cannot fall out of position or cause damage to your machine.

The Ondrives.US Advantage: Feather keyways are better than other keys

Improve mechanical performance with Feather Keys mated to radius ended key slots.  Prevent dangerous key fallout. Ideal for any applications that requires rotary components driven by shafts
Our inch and metric precision mechanical component feather keys offer several advantages, including:
  • Ease of assembly
  • Stays in place, cannot slip out
  • Quick, hassle-free field replacement
  • No set screw to tighten
  • Use with existing components
  • Stainless steel and steel feather keys
  • Same torque as similar sized square and rectangular keys
  • Pre-cut to exact lengths
  • Hassle-free assembly and disassembly

Order Feather Keys for Precision Mechanical Components Today

Request a quote for shaft keys in the size and material you need, or contact us to discuss modified or custom feather key options. Our in-house engineers can help you determine the best shaft key size and material for your application. Complete your order with our Precision Ground Shafts, available from stock.