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…

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…

Rigid shaft couplings customized to solve mating problems

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Custom engineered and manufactured rigid shaft couplings that can be modified to solve a wide range of design and load handling issues are being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing…

The 5 best Oldham couplings videos on the web

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Oldham couplings are considered a workhorse in light load, servo applications. With their electrical isolation potential, zero backlash and misalignment capabilities (okay, maybe not angular), Oldham couplings are a…

High-damping couplings

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Miki Pulley’s newly developed laminated rubber element achieves high damping and low reaction force. STEPFLEX couplings for servo stepping motors that boast high damping performance. Their unitized construction…