What are some types of coupling shaft connections?

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By Joyce Laird, contributing editor All couplings relate to the connection method between the coupling hub and mating shaft. Mike Parzych, Product Marketing Manager for GAM explains that…

New ServoClass coupling size added to zero-max coupling line

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A new ServoClass Coupling size in both single and double flex models has been added to the Zero-Max ServoClass coupling line. Providing high torsional stiffness, these ServoClass couplings…

Wind turbine torque limiters protect against peak loads

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Zero-Max Wind Turbine Torque Limiters protect wind turbine gearboxes and generators against peak loads, reversing torques, and grid short events. They are suitable as an upgrade replacement for…

Replacement wind turbine couplings for drivetrains with capacities up to 5MW

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Zero-Max Wind Turbine couplings are now available as an upgrade replacement for existing wind turbines and for OEM applications. Tested and proven under conditions simulating a 20-year load…

How do you specify keyways?

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By Joyce Laird, Contributing Editor Overview Andy Lechner, Product Manager for R+W America is an expert in this field. He explains that for specifying keyways, it must be…

Is a torque limiter a clutch?

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When Coupling Tips.com spoke with KTR Engineering Services Manager, Chris Scholz we asked him about some of the common misconceptions about torque limiters and their applications. Scholz specifically…

What is an idle-rotation safety clutch in a torque limiter?

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KTR Engineering Services Manager, Chris Scholz spent a few minutes with Coupling Tips.com to explain idle rotation in torque limiters. “When a torque limiter of this style disengages,…

What is a frictionally engaged torque limiter?

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KTR Engineering Services Manager, Chris Scholz took a moment to speak with Coupling Tips.com about the make-up of frictionally engaged torque limiters. “A frictionally engaged torque limiter is…

How does a ball detent torque limiter work?

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Coupling Tips.com asked KTR Engineering Services Manager, Chris Scholz about the basics of  ball detent torque limiters. “In a ball detent design, there is some type of spring…

What are torque limiters used for?

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Coupling Tips.com asked KTR Engineering Services Manager, Chris Scholz about the basics of what a torque limiter is used for. “It’s a device that allows limiting of torque…

New video on precision safety couplings

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R+W Coupling Technology has released an educational video on its precision safety couplings. Topics covered in this video include the basic design, function, and handling of the ball-detent…

Jaw In-Shear coupling

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The Lovejoy Jaw In Shear (JIS) ring an insert allows any existing user of the standard Lovejoy Jaw design to upgrade to an in-shear design coupling. The JIS…

The 4 best jaw couplings videos online

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Good vibrations? Not really. When you need a coupling to handle impulse loads, misalignment, electrical isolation and more, jaw couplings are the most common choice. A staple in…

Disc couplings for gas recovery compressor package

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A major global gas compressor OEM needed couplings for a new gas recovery reciprocating compressor package. The multi-stage unit featured a preliminary motor-driven flash gas compressor scrubber and…

Torque limiting couplings at Bauma

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Voith will be presenting its components for mining and mineral processing at the upcoming construction trade fair bauma 2016 in Munich this year. Voith will exhibit its new…

Restructuring/consolidating tubular coupling machining business

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Nippon Steel & Sumikin Fine Technology Co., Ltd. (“Nippon Steel Sumikin Fine Tech”) and Nippon Tubular Products Co., Ltd. (“Nippon Tubular Products”), each a 100% subsidiary of Nippon…

New engine coupling offers easy stiffness adjustments

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Ringfeder Power Transmission has developed a patent-pending engine coupling that optimizes torsional stiffness and misalignment tolerance across a wide torque range. This new TSCHAN TNR coupling is intended…

Bibby Turboflex HF Series disc coupling for FPSO vessel pump

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A leading industrial pump manufacturer needed high-performance couplings for a topside sea water injection pump package used on-board a floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) ship. The massive…

Precision couplings for high speed spindle applications

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In an effort to address increased demand for its SERVOMAX elastomer couplings in high speed spindle applications, R+W Coupling Technology has released its new SP6. Made with improved…

Large bore shaft collars, couplings and mounts for heavy equipment

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A full line of mechanical components for large cranes, conveyors and equipment in the bulk processing, pulp and paper, and other heavy industries is available from Stafford Manufacturing…

The best bellows coupling videos on the web

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The bellows coupling is a ubiquitous motion systems component. As such, there is no shortage of videos about them on the web. So how do you sift through…

Clamp style shaft collars for food equipment

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Ruland manufactures clamp style shaft collars with high holding power, fine finishes, and precise face to bore perpendicularity. They are commonly used for guiding, spacing, stopping, mounting, and…

Safety coupling basics: What does a ball-detent do?

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Couplings are common motion system components used primarily to transmit torque and compensate for misalignment between two shafts. Safety couplings, or overload couplings, are specially designed couplings that…

The 4 best magnetic coupling videos on the internet

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4. Magnetic Couplings EagleBurgmann In this video we see how the Burgmann Research and Development Department designs its magnetic couplings to handle applications with gas-loaded media… It’s more…

New test bench for large couplings

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KTR has launched a new test bench for large couplings covering a performance range of up to 500,000 Nm at its headquarters in Rheine, Germany. The test bench…