Webinar: Diagnosing Coupling Failure: The Simple Steps You Can Take to Identify and Fix Coupling Failure

    Have you ever broken a servo coupling? If you answered yes, you are not alone. On this webinar hosted by Bobby Watkins, Ruland Manufacturing’s VP of Sales and Applications, you will learn why couplings fail, the importance of proper installation, and ways you can avoid failures in the future. Bobby will use a

When are custom couplings the best choice?

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”— an old phrase perhaps most appropriate in reference to the coupling selection of a design. With time constraints moving at the speed of commerce, designers go with what they know has worked in the past. That’s a legitimate argument. Plus, there is no reason to over-engineer the simple

The role of torque limiters for couplings

When Coupling Tips.com spoke with KTR Engineering Services Manager, Chris Scholz we asked him about some of the common misconceptions about couplings, torque limiters and the integration of the two. Here are some of the highlights from the interview. We kicked things off by asking what topics are being brought up most often when fielding

Diaphragm coupling helps polymer resin pumps

Ameridrives was contacted to fix the problem and ensure that it didn’t happen again. Gear couplings were initially installed on all the polymer pumps between the pumps and gearboxes in this high-torque, low-speed (50 rpm) application. However, keeping all the expensive gear couplings properly lubricated throughout their plants around the world proved to be a

How to avoid common coupling installation mistakes

Initial coupling selection aside, the prevention of premature component failure begins with installation. Installing the right part the wrong way is bad—seems obvious. Yet, nearly all coupling manufacturers we speak with have similar tales of installation nightmares. Mike Parzych, product marketing manager at GAM, gave us the three most common installation mistakes he encounters. Tighten

T&B® Fittings Non-Metallic Expansion/Deflection Coupling Now Compatible with Fiberglass Raceway

T&B® Fittings Non-Metallic Expansion/Deflection Couplings from Thomas & Betts (T&B), developed for polyvinylchloride (PVC) systems, now are compatible with fiberglass raceway, also known as reinforced thermosetting resin conduit (RTRC), when bonded with methacrylate adhesive. “The use of a methacrylate adhesive has enabled the expansion of the couplings’ applications beyond PVC systems to include RTRC systems,”

MW Industries, Inc. acquires Servometer & BellowsTech

MW Industries announced the acquisition of Servometer and BellowsTech, world leading manufacturers of precision engineered bellows and electroformed components. Both companies have developed innovative technologies to service mission critical applications across a variety of markets. Located in Cedar Grove, NJ, Servometer designs and manufactures a high quality line of miniature bellows, flexible shaft couplings, contact

A quick look at special couplings

Special environments and applications require couplings that handle the usual torque transmission and misalignment, but with a few extra features. Most disc couplings use a metal disc-pack. However, Zero-Max’s composite disc coupling uses a uniquely shaped disc-pack that is constructed of a composite material rather than metal. This composite material offers an alternative to metal

Selecting the Right Gear Coupling for your Application

This webinar will place the spotlight on gear couplings with a focus on factors to consider when making a coupling selection for your application. Topics covered will include basic sizing, application criteria, coupling design features and the variety of coupling types available.

Outside-of-the-box solutions for coupling applications

Couplings are used in countless different applications, but sometimes an application requires a little outside-of-the-box thinking to get things working properly. This webinar will present three unique coupling applications with unusual problems and how they were resolved. This webinar will look at: How a coupling can handle an overload problem in a pumping application How

New push-on hose and push-loc couplings

Kurt Hydraulics announces introduction of its new Push-On Hose and Push-Loc Hose Couplings for low pressure applications. The product combination allows the Push-On fittings to be easily and quickly inserted into the hose for a tight fit. No special crimping tools are needed. Push-On Hose Has Robust Spiral Angle Reinforcement Design Kurt Hydraulic’s Push-On hose

Quick disconnect couplings promote safe fluid handling

A proper seal to bulk reagents or other media bottles helps prevent liquid evaporation. Evaporation can have an adverse effect on fluids in bottles, potentially changing the chemistry of the fluid, which may influence the final test being performed. One development that helps prevent this is 45 mm caps with integral quick disconnect couplings. The

Flexible shaft couplings for high temperature applications

By: Steven Elliot • OEP Couplings Shaft couplings face many hurdles: Excessive misalignment, vibration, and exposure to chemicals and dirt can all lead to premature coupling failure. One particularly pernicious foe is elevated ambient temperature, which de-rates and degrades most types of flexible couplings. Engineers often resort to rigid couplings, instead of flexible, in high-temp

Tips on selecting the proper beam coupling

by Bill Hewitson, Ruland Manufacturing Co. In the design of motion control equipment, the coupling is often left as one of the last components to be specified and is often overlooked or taken for granted rather than treated as a critical part of the performance of the system. Selection of the proper coupling ensures the

Flexible bellows offer a different twist for precision rotary motion

By Paul Hazlitt • Senior Engineer, Servometer Design engineers with precision rotary motion requirements have a range of flexible couplings from which to choose. For instrumentation and fractional horsepower applications, electrodeposited nickel bellows are a premium but often overlooked solution for applications with positive displacement, zero windup, and low or minimal backlash. Compact bellows couplings

Coupling-hose combination handles high pressure

Designing for off-highway applications that encounter high hydraulic pressure and a wide temperature range is easier with this line of 6W Couplings. The couplings come with high pressure braided hose for applications that encounter pressures to 6000 psi, and temperature ranges from –40° F to 250° F. These couplings are a one-piece, bite-the-wire crimp coupling

Selecting the Right Coupling: Types and Considerations

Edited by Mike Jermann/Assistant Editor There are numerous factors that one must take into consideration when selecting the right coupling. Factors such as horsepower, torque, shaft fits and axial movement can all affect the type and size of the coupling used. Because all couplings have a broad band of speed, torque, and shaft size capabilities,

Shaft Collars and Couplings for High Temp Applications

Shaft collars and couplings designed for use in conveyors, furnaces, ovens, oil & gas, and other process environments with temperatures up to 1,650°F are available from Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, MA. Stafford High Temperature Shaft Collars are offered in one-piece, two-piece, hinged, and flanged designs and the Rigid Clamp-type Couplings come in a wide

Couplings handle servo driven packaging needs

Looking for couplings for packaging applications? These rigid couplings meet this application’s demanding needs. They have precision honed bores, anti-vibration hardware, and opposing hardware on two-piece styles to ensure fit, alignment, and holding power. They are available in a variety of sizes, styles, and materials to suit the needs of packaging applications such as case

Miki Pulley Launches New Website

Miki Pulley is introducing their line of high performance shaft couplings, clutches, brakes and shaft locks to the U.S. market with the launch of their new website at: www.mikipulley-us.com Supporting this new website and ongoing US business is Miki Pulley’s centrally located US headquarters in Minneapolis (Plymouth) Minnesota. Miki Pulley is a leading Japanese designer

All New FieldBarrier Isolated Device Coupler from Pepperl+Fuchs

The Pepperl+Fuchs fieldbarrier revolutionized the fieldbus industry – the all new FieldBarrier R4D0-FB-IA is a diagnostic-enabled isolated device coupler for FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA instruments. The very compact FieldBarrier is DIN rail mounted in Zone 1/Div.2 environments and connects 8 … 12 instruments with intrinsic safety in Zone 0… 1/Div.1 environments. The FieldBarrier

GAM Gear upgrades web-based catalog with new features and improved functionality

GAM Gear launches an upgraded web-based catalog with new features and improved functionality.  The online catalog is a fully interactive experience allowing users to easily find products by browsing features or by searching on performance specifications.  Over 16,000 products can be configured to user specifications and then quickly downloaded in popular 2D / 3D CAD

Servo Couplings for High Tech Applications

Edited by Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor High tech applications in industries such as medical, semiconductor, solar, packaging, and printing require precision components to maintain a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. The shaft coupling is an important component of such systems, used, for example, to connect servomotors to linear systems. A variety of servo couplings

CD-ROM from SDP/SI Features Product and eStore Access

An interactive CD-ROM from Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument – SDP/SI features over 130,000 products plus eStore access.  The products are detailed in .PDF versions of the SDP/SI 1,520-page Master Inch Catalog, D810, and the 1,264-page Master Metric Catalog, D805.  Both Master catalogs are designed to make finding automation components fast and easy. eStore access enables

Clever engineering renews wrecked steel mill coupling

by Dan Kocel/ Emerson Power Transmission Solutions When the bore on the rigid half of a high-torque steel mill coupling was badly galled during a maintenance teardown, an East Chicago, Indiana, mill put the damaged part in the plant’s bone yard. However, engineers at Kop-Flex® – part of the Power Transmission Solutions business of Emerson Industrial