High-gain rubber couplings from NBK

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The story behind the XG Series In accordance with the evolution of servomotors, coupling needs have changed as well. Servomotor speed response frequency has improved drastically over the past few years, creating an environment prone to vibration: it is difficult to achieve maximizing servomotor performance with existing high-rigidity couplings (disk-type). The “High gain Rubber Coupling […]

Quick release clamp ATTACHES AND REPOSITIONS WITHOUT TOOLS

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A new line of quick release clamps for use as a clamp, stop, or spacer where ease of use and speed are important is being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. The Stafford Quick-Clamp features a cam lever for clamping and a knurled nut for adjusting the clamping preset; making it easy to open-close and clamp […]

R+W adds the SP3 Bellows Coupling to its high speed coupling line up

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Bellows couplings are well known in highly dynamic precision applications because of their continuous symmetry, high torsional rigidity, and low moment of inertia.  Many of the same characteristics…

The 4 best torque limiter videos on the web

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Torque limiters are essential for preventing motion system damage in the event of a jam or overload situation.  With personnel safety a paramount as well, it’s important to…

Case Studies: Helical flexure for two different applications

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Application story 1: Challenge: A Helical customer had planned to use the AE087 or AE100 to connect a potentiometer to a control lever. The operating atmosphere included both…

Shaft couplings for torque transducers

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Design ROBA-DS disk pack couplings of the type series 9110 and 9210 from Mayr are especially adapted for the attachment of HBM torque transducers. Different types of construction…

Block shaft coupling advantages and disadvantages.

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Advantages: Protects shaft-support bearings by exerting consistently low reactive forces, even under large misalignments Homokinetic transmission – driving and driven shafts rotate at exactly the same speed at…

Micro-adjustable shaft collars eliminate guesswork from fine positioning

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Stafford Manufacturing Corp. is introducing a new line of micro-positioning shaft collars for linear motion and other applications requiring precise and fully repeatable positioning. Stafford Micro-Positioning Shaft Collars…

High speed shaft couplings | Ameridrives couplings

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Ameridrives provides custom-designed, light weight couplings that are capable of transmitting high torques at high speeds while accepting significant levels of angular, radial and axial misalignment. Units require…

Old component, new tricks: the future for mature technologies

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There is no shortage of new engineering concepts in 2016. But there are components (bearings, couplings, hoses etc.) where it has been years, if not decades, since we’ve…

Couplings tips for specific installation requirements

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Coupling variations complement specific machine dynamics and meet specific application criteria. Rigid coupling designs handle drive components already in alignment and flexible couplings compensate for post-installation misalignments. Misalignment…

Metric rigid couplings with step bores

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Ruland has expanded its line of rigid couplings to include metric sizes with step bores. This gives equipment manufacturers designing precision servo driven systems or shaft-to-shaft connections a…

R+W releases new STF flange mounted torque limiter

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R+W has recently launched a special heavy duty configuration for adaptation to flange mounted torque transducers, gearboxes, Cardan shafts, and more. The new STF series is available in…

Hip to be square: New U-joint “square ball” design is smoother than it sounds

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By Mike Santora The “u” in U-joint could just as easily stand for ubiquitous or unchanged. But unique? Hardly. For almost a century, universal joints have been created…

Stafford Manufacturing new website

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A new website that includes an expanded line of metrics, AccuFlanges, and CAD drawings, with easier organization and search capabilities, has been unveiled by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of…

When are beam couplings the best choice for an application?

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By Joyce Laird, Contributing Editor Challenges of component connection Engineers in the design phase of a motion control related project are faced with the selection of many components,…

GAM expands U.S. manufacturing

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GAM Enterprises, a U.S. owned and operated company announces the expansion of their U.S. manufacturing operations and introduces a 1-week quick delivery program for gearboxes and couplings. With…

GAM hosts new manufacturing event

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GAM hosted an Open House event to showcase recent manufacturing expansion and new service programs at its Mount Prospect, IL headquarters. A number of dignitaries attended the Open…

TB Wood’s taper grid couplings

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The TB Wood’s Taper Grid Coupling is made from high tensile alloy steel which is carefully formed to the grid shape before hardening and tempering under controlled conditions….

Metal disc-spring couplings with high torsional stiffness

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These metal disc-spring couplings with high torsional stiffness were developed for servo motor applications. The disc-spring method provides excellent properties: firmness in the torsional direction but flexibility in…

Miki Pulley ETP bushings and Posi-lock

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Shafts and hubs are traditionally coupled by a key and a keyway. However, this method has many problems, including the need for higher quality materials, higher precision in…

R+W reveals new models and sizes for high torque ST safety couplings

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High capacity torque limiters from R+W now have more customization and sizing options than ever before. After years of development, the ST line has added 5 sizes across…

TB Wood’s Sure-Flex Plus Couplings for ANSI Centrifugal Pump Packages

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GPM has been specifying TB Wood’s Sure-Flex couplings for several years. Early on, the company used competitor couplings, but eventually it switched to TB Wood’s because of the…

Huco Multi-Beam Couplings for Tractor Transmission

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CLAAS Industrietechnik GmbH, based in Paderborn, Germany is part of the CLAAS Group that focuses on drive technology including gearboxes and hydraulics.  CLAAS Industrietechnik needed a coupling solution…

Coupling alignment for precision motion control applications: Audio

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Edited by Marisa Martin *Below is an audio excerpt from a Design World webinar presentation by Andy Lechner of R+W America. Here, Lechner covers some best practices for…