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Industrial Applications of a Spline Shaft

March 28, 2023
Industrial Applications of a Spline Shaft

From the machines that build our cars to the turbines that power our cities, a spline shaft is integral to many industrial applications. These unique shafts provide exceptional torque transfer and precise rotational motion, making them a popular choice for a wide range of industries. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the most important industrial applications of spline shafts and examine their use in various settings. 

How is a Spline Shaft Used For Industrial Applications?

A spline shaft is a piece of machinery that is used to connect two or more mechanical parts. In industrial applications, these shafts connect transmission components, gearboxes, and other moving parts. These allow for a smoother connection between these parts, and they can also absorb any shock or vibration that may occur during operation.

How is a Spline Shaft Manufactured?

A spline shaft is manufactured by machining a groove into a cylindrical piece of metal. The groove is machined to a specific depth and width and is typically cut at an angle. This angle is known as the pressure angle.

The pressure angle of a shaft affects the strength and durability of the connection between the shaft and the coupling. A higher pressure angle results in a stronger connection but can make it more difficult to assemble or disassemble the components.

Once the groove has been machined, a series of teeth are cut into the metal. These teeth engage with the teeth on the coupling and allow for rotational movement between the two components. The number and spacing of these teeth will vary depending on the application for which the spline shaft will be used.


Spline shafts provide a reliable and efficient solution for many industrial applications. Their ability to handle high pressure, shock loading, and misalignment makes them ideal for use in various industries such as automotive manufacturing, aerospace engineering, power transmission systems, pumps and motors. True Gear & Spline Ltd. uses the latest CNC machining technology to manufacture the best gears and splines. We are one of the leading gear manufacturers in Ontario. Call us today to learn about everything we can do for you.