Cost effective overload protection with wedge shaped pins that outperform the traditional round shear pin.
One method of protecting slow running / high torque rotating machinery from overload is a simple shear pin. However, the conventional round shear pin has its drawbacks with the removal of the broken halves and the necessary clearance for fitting which causes pin fatigue, fretting and uncertainty in load sharing between pins.
Wedgegard was designed to overcome these problems and also meet the increasing demands for safety and minimum downtime required by today’s process plant.
Based upon a wedge shaped pin, this overload system is a completely new concept in shear pin protection and works as illustrated.
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