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Bellows Coupling Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial bellows coupling manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source bellows coupling manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These bellows coupling companies can design, engineer and manufacture bellows couplings to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these bellows coupling manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of bellow coupling connectors, flexible bellow couplings, aluminum bellow couplings.

  • Bloomingdale, IL 630-980-1133

    Our bellows couplings come in a broad variety of models. All of our models are rated for speeds up to ten thousand rpm they also provide exact position and rotary motion at all times. Our bellows are made of flexible, high grade stainless steel. Our staff will be able to provide you with quality service that you have been looking for. Visit our website today to learn more about our company or send an email to one of our service representatives today!

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  • Mentor, OH 800-542-6552

    Climax Metal Products Co. specializes in the manufacture of shaft collars and rigid couplings. Our rigid couplings and shaft collars are presented as one- or two-piece types, plus set screw and metric offerings. We can customize our products for you. We are ISO 9001 certified. Contact us for your needs.

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  • Tuckahoe, NY 914-961-2000

    Stoffel Polygon Systems manufactures precision polygon drive connections and other mechanical parts. Whether for prototype or production we will engineer a part to match your needs and specifications. Polygon systems offer the highest torque carrying capacity of any drive connection and ours are made from high quality materials to ensure smooth movement, reduced backlash and many other benefits.

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  • South Haven, MI 800-866-1290

    Niche shaft couplings manufacturer System Components offers a combination of highly specialized automotive expertise, skilled engineering & unbeatable prices. Let our team of engineers & service representatives help you find universal joints, spicer u joints, cardan joints & custom power transmission components made with CNC machining & high-grade steel.

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  • Mount Prospect, IL 888-426-7117

    Gam Enterprises is a distributor of Jakob torsion-resistant precision couplings and safety couplings for servo drive applications. We also manufacture shaft couplings, gear couplings and rigid shaft couplings. What sets us apart from our competitors is our flexibility in making sure all of our customers' needs are met. Contact Gam today for more information.

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Bellows Couplings Industry Information

Bellows Couplings

Bellows couplings are connectors for shafts and equipment that require flexibility and non-linear alignment. These devices are composed of a rigid bellow and a coupling that transmits mechanical power between shafts, maintains constant velocity and compensates for axial motion and parallel or angular misalignment. Typically the bellows are made from stainless steel, which is an excellent transmitter of torque. The coupling is made of aluminum which makes these devices exceptionally lightweight and durable. Bronze is also sometimes used. The walls are thin enough to allow the coupling to flex while remaining relatively rigid.

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Bellows Coupling Design

Bellows couplings are cylindrical with flexible rings acting as the coupling. On either side are solid metal ends that connect to shafts or other components. They are typically quite short in length and range in diameter from 1/8 inch to a full inch; custom or specialty sizes are available but do not greatly vary in construction or function. Like shaft wheel couplings, they are constructed to reduce vibration when used in applications with high rotations per minute (rpm). Mostly used in industrial machinery, bellows couplings create a quiet, smooth operation in systems with high levels of torsional integrity like encoder drives, closed loop servo systems, motion control instrumentation, robotics, CNC machine tools, and precision positioning.

Manufacturing Process for Bellows Couplings

Mechanical flexible couplings are made of loose fitting parts that move in sliding and rolling manner; bellows couplings fit this category because they have a coil that allows them to move. Unlike other mechanical flexible shaft couplings, these generally need no lubrication. They offer a near-infinite life span and are virtually maintenance free. Their connection is hidden within the fit-length of the hub, enabling exact transmission of angular motion and torque. Bellows couplings operate at high speeds anywhere from 12,000 to 32,000 rpm and absorb eccentricity and angularity. They are oil- and chemical-resistant, have thin and lightweight yet strong walls, and offer easy and simple mounting and dismounting. Bellows couplings exhibit high torsional stiffness and zero backlashes. The most common construction methods for flexible couplings such as these include electroforming, chemical deposition, mechanical forming, and welding. Electroformed bellows couplings are made by adding layers of metal on a mandrel until the desired thickness is reached and the mandrel is melted away to leave behind the bellows. Chemical deposition is a similar method, except that the materials are added by electrodeposition. Mechanical forming includes roll-forming or extrusion. Welded bellows couplings are made by welding a series of rings or washers on both their inside and outside.



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