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.