Couplings are machine components designed to connect two separate rotating bodies and transmit a torque between them. They allow various misalignments (Lateral/Angular/Axial) of the rotating bodies to be absorbed, and alleviate installation and adjustment work loads. Furthermore, they protect expensive inter-connected machine components from sudden and unexpected excess loads by breaking and disconnecting.
Oldham couplings, specifically, are easy to install and have large angular/lateral misalignment allowances
· The spacers are designed to flex and slide to allow misalignments.
· Larger misalignment allowance ranges compared to the other types, making for easy to adjust for installing.
· The High Rigidity Type has bronze spacer material instead of resin, and has torque capacity 2x of the conventional type.
· The Space Saving Type are up to 17% shorter in length, contributing to space saving machine designs.
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