The aluminum CD® model is a low inertia, lightweight coupling with high torsional stiffness for servo motor applications. It is available in single and double flex versions.
“We surveyed design engineers to find out what was the most desirable feature when specifying couplings for servo motor applications,” reports Robert Mainz, Zero-Max sales manager. “Low inertia was the most important.” These engineers said they continually look for ways to reduce cycle time and improve system productivity. A lightweight yet high strength coupling design will let you increase the speed of the actuator. Lightweight couplings will also have an effect on the energy consumption in their designs.
The working part of the CD® coupling is made of a special composite material. The composite disc design withstands the stresses of a servomotor’s high acceleration rates and high torque capacity better than other coupling designs. This results in lower energy requirements, and longer life of the motor and other operating components while ensuring uninterrupted system operation.
Zero-Max CD couplings are available in single and double flex models with or without keyways. The double-flex version is for precision applications requiring misalignment capacity greater than the single flex design. The single flex models have a torque capacity range from 40 Nm to 1436 Nm and beyond with speed ratings from 4400 RPM to 17,000 RPM.
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