This latest installment of MC² shines the spotlight on couplings.
A coupling is used to connect together two rotating shafts in order to transmit motion, or in more general terms, to transmit power.
Couplings are characterized in different ways, but one common way divides them into rigid and flexible. Rigid couplings are preferred in cases that call for precise shaft alignment while flexible couplings are used mainly for transmission of torque and where some misalignment is acceptable. The type of application will usually dictate the right kind of coupling to use.
Here you’ll find resources on the basics of couplings and how to select the right one that will satisfy the particular application requirements. From technical overviews to selection tips, information is included on the many different kinds of couplings including bellows couplings, gear couplings, beam couplings, and servo couplings, among others.
Flexible-coupling considerations for motion-control designs in OEM and plant setups
Couplings connect rotating shafts in equipment powered by electric motors and other drives. All transmit torque and angular velocity. Flexible variations compensate for misalignment. Many of the latter even address vibration and improve system dynamics.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. is a privately owned company founded in 1937. They have carefully and responsibly manufactured high performing shaft collars, rigid couplings, and motion control couplings for the past 40 years and begun distributing machine components from carefully selected suppliers.