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 proven method to ensure constant speed at both ends of the coupling connection and accurate machine registration.
Where precision alignment of system components is required and reduced machine size is important, these Offset Couplings provide a solution. They are available for shaft displacements of 0.156 inches to 17.29 inches and torque capacities from 55 to 459,000 inch-pounds.
These couplings are available with zero-maintenance bearings which eliminate lubrication and system downtime. This sealed bearing feature has no lube fittings making for a cleaner coupling setup. This design keeps out contaminants and foreign matter, enabling the couplings to be used in tight spaces and in less than ideal operating environments. The couplings can be mounted to shaft hubs or directly to existing machine flanges. Many design configurations are available – including specials.
Schmidt Offset Couplings are ideal for a wide range of applications including printing presses, paper converting and packaging systems as well as machine tools, embossing systems, pharmaceutical processing machinery and automated assembly systems, to name a few.
In addition to Schmidt Offset Couplings, Zero-Max provides a full range of motion control components. The company has created innovative solutions to servo motion control problems worldwide with shaft couplings, adjustable speed drives, and keyless lock bushings. Strategic distribution points are located throughout the world backed by application specialists to provide engineered solutions for most motion control requirements.
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