Save Time and Money with Shaft Repair Sleeves


Global O-Ring and Seal offers a wide range of Shaft Repair Sleeves (SRS). A shaft repair sleeve is a very thin metal sleeve that can be inserted onto a worn or damaged shaft as a quick and cost-effective alternative to repairing the shaft.

Our shaft repair sleeves are precision engineered to be ultra-thin with a wall thickness of .011 inches (0.28 mm), yet remain durable due to their stainless-steel construction and resistance to corrosion.

Note – There are several trade names associated with Shaft Repair Sleeves, including but not limited to: Speedi-Sleeve®, Quick Sleeve, Redi-Sleeve®, WEAR-PRO, Shaft-Eze™

At a certain point in the life of a crankshaft seal, technicians find the wear so severe that oil leaks are likely to occur even after the installation of a new replacement oil seal. Though oil seals are effective in containment, continuous rotating and oscillating can cause a wear groove on the shaft. Until recently, the only way to address the issue was to either re-machine the surface of the crankshaft or replace it entirely. Both of these options are time-intensive and come with a hefty cost. However, Global O-Ring and Seal offers a superb alternative: the shaft repair sleeve.


Save Time With a Shaft Repair Sleeve

Installing a Shaft Repair Sleeve

A damaged crankshaft generally means enlisting the services of a specialty repair technician, either on or off-site. When shaft repair sleeves are used, the time the equipment is out of service is reduced to a fraction of what is involved with traditional repairs. Once properly sized, the sleeve fits directly onto the crankshaft and can be installed by someone with minimal maintenance experience in minutes. The basic steps are:

  1. Remove any components that may be blocking the damaged crankshaft.
  2. Remove the oil seal.
  3. Install the shaft repair sleeve using the assembly tool it comes with. This involves placing the sleeve at the end of the shaft, placing the pipe-shaped assembly tool over it, and pounding the assembly tool with a mallet until the sleeve is in place.
  4. Reinstall the oil seal and all other components.

Please note that each circumstance is different and these basic steps do not apply to all situations or repair sleeves. Global O-Ring offers a convenient “shaft repair kit” which provides, along with the sleeve, complete installation instructions and a special tool that makes installation a breeze.

Save Money With a Shaft Repair Sleeve

Cost-Benefit of Shaft Repair Sleeves

No matter what the cost of getting the crankshaft resurfaced, even the most cost-effective repair service will be far more expensive than a shaft repair sleeve – and the cost to replace the shaft is significantly more. Additionally, a repair sleeve will provide better protection in the future from whatever caused the damage in the first place. That means you save in the short and the long-term.

“People don’t realize there is a product like this that can save them time, money, and frustration,” says President and Owner of Global O-Ring and Seal, Bill DeSpain. “Customers are excited to hear about this product and that it is available in approximately 270 sizes. We stock the majority of those sizes, which are currently in our warehouse.”

Shaft Repair Sleeve Applications

Shaft repair sleeves can be used anywhere there is a radial shaft seal, including many industrial applications such as pumps, compressors, gearboxes, motors, fans, reducers, and conveyors. There is a myriad of uses for shaft repair sleeves in the automotive, transportation, construction, and agricultural industries, including:

  • Engine Crankshafts
  • Transmissions
  • Air Cylinders
  • Pinion Differentials
  • Harmonic Balancers
  • Camshafts
  • Wheels
  • Steering systems

Shaft Repair Sleeves at Global O-Ring and Seal

If you have any equipment that is a candidate for shaft repair sleeves, contact one of our technical team members. We only need to know the diameter of the shaft in need of repair.


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Shaft Repair Sleeve Size Chart

Global Part # d1 - Shaft Diameter d1 - Min d1 - Max D - Flange Diameter b1 - Width on Shaft b - Overall Width B - Install Depth d1 - Shaft Diameter (MM) d1 - Min (MM) d1 - Max (MM) D - Flange Diameter (MM) b1 - Width on Shaft (MM) b - Overall Width (MM) B - Install Depth (MM)