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…

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…

Hugo Dynatork Oldham couplings for forklift steering columns

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A leading European manufacturer of forklifts experienced coupling failures in the steering columns of some of its products. Due to the speed and tight cornering requirements of many…

Hump Day Hilarities: Hipsters vs. Engineers

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Happy Hump Day! If you’re like me, struggling to get through the day and need a pick me up. Well, you’re welcome in advance. On the surface there…

SKF shaft alignment tool enables precise alignment of machinery

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The new SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 51 performs with a dedicated and easily downloaded app to enable precise alignment of shafts in rotating machinery across industries. The…

New disc couplings designed for critical drivetrains

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Kop-Flex’s new High Performance Disc Coupling 2.0 redefines “high performance” with a lighter-weight, second-generation design aligned to the torque requirements of turbomachinery equipment. Introduced and exhibited at the…

TB Wood’s L-Jaw coupling line is 100% interchangeable

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The TB Wood’s line of L-Jaw couplings has recently been expanded to include a larger range of bore sizes, as well as new aluminum and stainless steel hubs. …

Beam couplings for motors

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Ruland beam couplings are designed to couple stepper and servo motors to encoders, lead screws, and light duty actuators in a variety of industries. They are zero-backlash, have…

Insert Properties in Precision Grade Elastomer Couplings

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By Joyce Laird, Contributing Editor  Andy Lechner, Product Manager for R+W America, explains that it is important to look at how to break down the classifications of elastomer…

Offset couplings for 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…

How does shore hardness relate to elastomer inserts in couplings?

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By Joyce Laird, contributing editor Precision elastomer couplings are used for a variety of applications in which a customer may need backlash-free torque transmission, vibration damping, electrical isolation,…

New smart-lock set saves time, space

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Ringfeder Power Transmission announces its new RfN 4001 Smart-Lock set, a flexible, economical hollow shaft connection for interlocking multiple solid shafts. With minimal installation labor required, Smart-Lock reduces…

High Speed Miki Pulley SFD Couplings Feature High Concentricity

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High speed Miki Pulley SFD Couplings are rigid, metal disc couplings featuring zero backlash and high torsional stiffness with high concentricity for precise shaft alignment in demanding machine…

High speed couplings for machine tool spindle applications

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High speed Miki Pulley SFD Couplings are rigid, metal disc couplings featuring zero backlash and high torsional stiffness with high concentricity for precise shaft alignment in demanding machine…

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…

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…

Proper coupling selection: What you need to know

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Selecting the couplings for your motion system doesn’t exactly stretch the limits of your engineering degree. Which is exactly why most of us don’t dig deeper to see…

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…