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,…

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…

Straight talk: preventing coupling misalignment at installation

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Edited by Mike Santora Design World and Coupling Tips.com caught up with Ruland Manufacturing VP of Sales, Bobby Watkins for a webinar on some of the finer points…

Sleeve style coupling installation Pt. 2: axial misalignment

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Edited by Mike Santora *Below is an excerpt from part two of a Design World webinar presentation by John Smihal of TB Wood’s Inc. Here, Smihal covers some…

Sleeve style coupling installation Pt. 1: angular and parallel misalignment

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Edited by Mike Santora *Below is an excerpt from the first part of a Design World webinar presentation by John Smihal of TB Wood’s Inc. Here, Smihal covers…

Coupling alignment for higher horsepower drive applications

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

How do I ensure coupling alignment for precision motion control applications?

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

How to install a torsionally soft coupling

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Edited by Mike Santora *This is an excerpt from a Design World Webinar presentation by Ed Cole of Ringfeder Power Transmission.  …Our TNR series torsionally soft coupling is…

Grid-Lign couplings are now ATEX Certified

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Baldor Electric is proud to announce the completion of third party ATEX certification for Baldor-Dodge Grid-Lign couplings. ATEX is a European Union directive which defines essential health and…

Understanding bellows couplings

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By Joyce Laird, contributing editor What are bellows couplings? According to Mike Parzych, Product Marketing Manager for GAM, a bellows coupling is basically a type of coupling design…

Newly definited disc pack couplings

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R+W Coupling Technology has taken big steps in improving and broadening its range of the maintenance free disc pack couplings. Seven new sizes from 350Nm to 24,000Nm are…

The 3 best beam coupling videos on the internet

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Beam couplings are an essential motion system component for torque transmission and misalignment compensation. In this list, we’ll cover a few of the most informative, most viewed and…

Standard Shaft Collars

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A full line of standard shaft collars that are offered in various clamping styles with a wide choice of bore configurations to meet application requirements is available from…

Offset couplings ensure constant speed at connection locations

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Constant speed couplings improve registration and system accuracy when machine function requires driven shaft offsets. Using Schmidt Offset Couplings from Zero-Max, these couplings provide machine designers with a…

Conical clamping hubs add protection to high torque applications

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By Joyce Laird, contributing editor Two Categories of Connections In the world of power transmission and motion control, the different methods of connecting rotating components can be divided…

PTDA Welcomes Three New Members

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The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, recently welcomed three new member companies. Distributor Members Industrial Solutions…

What is an electrodeposited nickel bellows coupling?

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What Makes This Technology Unique? The foremost quality of electrodeposited nickel bellows couplings is that they flex to fit misaligned shafts and yet remain torsionally stiff. “What do…

Mathew W. Happach Named President of Lovejoy, Inc.

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The Timken Company announced that Mathew W. Happach has been named president of Lovejoy, Inc. At the same time, Lovejoy’s CEO Woodrow “Woody” Haddix assumes the role of…

Timken Acquires Lovejoy, Inc.

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The Timken Company, announced that it has acquired Lovejoy, Inc., a manufacturer of premium industrial couplings and universal joints, for approximately $66 million. “The acquisition of Lovejoy is…

Should I choose a keyed or keyless coupling for this application?

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By Joyce Laird, contributing editor Taking a look at keyed and keyless couplings from the applications point of view puts the choice in a very clear perspective. Both…

Mounting components introduced by Stafford Manufacturing

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A full standard line of mounting components featuring various options for attaching something to a shaft, pipe, and tube has been introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington,…

What is a conical clamping hub?

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By Joyce Laird, contributing editor Understanding the application to create a perfect match is always the first step in any process. Understanding the parts that go into that…