Centrifugal Casting Shaft Sleeve

In industrial applications, pumps and compressors are relied upon to power critical devices. Premature degradation can cause intermittent or total energy loss. U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine helps keep your heavy machinery operational with cast shaft sleeves.

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Centrifugal Casting Shaft Sleeve

Benefits of a shaft sleeve

A shaft sleeve is a metal tube, usually cylindrical in shape, mounted over a shaft or shaft assembly. Its primary function is to protect encased components from impact, wear, corrosion, and erosion. 

Shaft sleeves are perfect for an array of devices, but typical applications are pumps and compressors. They shield the shaft seal running surface from damage. 

Your heavy machinery shaft sleeve source 

U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine is a one-stop provider of standard and custom shaft sleeves for clients who use or manufacture heavy equipment. From product realization to shipment, we handle every metal casting step in-house. Here are our capabilities: 

  • Research & Design
  • Mold-Making
  • Prototyping
  • Full-Scale Casting 
  • Finished Machining
  • Inspection 
  • Delivery 

We produce shaft sleeves per client specifications with centrifugal and static casting techniques. Built-in automation and controls ensure heightened precision and quality. The ability to manufacture large cast items sets us apart.

  • Castings up to 35,000 pounds
  • Lengths of up to 80 inches for centrifugally cast parts
  • Outside diameters as large as 158 inches for centrifugally cast parts
  • No size limit for statically cast parts

An onsite machine shop enables us to deliver finished castings with precise dimensions. As a result, the lead time associated with secondary processing is eliminated. The shop contains advanced CNC equipment capable of machining workpieces with: 

  • Outside diameters of 150 inches
  • Lengths of 80 inches 
  • Tolerances are +/- .001 inches

Quality without delay 

At U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine, we have a customer-first approach. From manufacturing to delivery, our experts work with you to meet your cast shaft sleeve needs. 

Our stringent quality management system ensures every casted component meets applicable industry standards or client specifications. We can produce rough parts as quickly as two weeks and finished pieces as fast as eight weeks, depending on lead time and other factors. 

Feel free to contact our Pennsylvania office for more information about our shaft sleeve manufacturing process. Our experts are happy to discuss your needs further. 

Materials that stand up to wear

When developing new products, it’s important to consider the mechanical attributes of materials. They can impact final assembly performance. 


U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine has the experience and metallurgical knowledge to help you identify the best metal alloys for your application. Those we use regularly include: 

We can work with other materials upon request. 

Uses for shaft sleeves 

Since shaft sleeves act to safeguard other devices, they can benefit heavy equipment applications across many business sectors. Here are industries that typically utilize shaft sleeves: