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Driveshaft Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of driveshaft manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source driveshaft manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate driveshaft companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture driveshafts for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading driveshaft manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for drive couplings, drive shafts unlimited, or steel driveshafts.

  • Bloomingdale, IL 630-980-1133

    DieQUA Corporation is a provider of high quality driveshafts among many more quality manufactured equipment and solutions. DieQUA’s focus is to provide products that offer the highest precision, most durable designs and greatest value. It`s through identifying your unique needs that DieQUA can be most helpful. Contact DieQUA today or visit their comprehensive website for more information!

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  • Bartlett, IL 888-534-1222

    Wittenstein, formerly known as Alpha Gear Drives, is known worldwide for its research, development, production and sales of high-precision planetary gear reducers and motion control systems. For 25 years we have been a speed reducer manufacturer of right angle gear boxes, worm gearboxes, servo worm gear speed reducers, high precision rack and pinion, linear actuators and rotary servo actuators.

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  • Santa Maria, CA 877-353-9873

    Helical Products was conceived in 1958 when George Sabadash developed the concept and method of producing the HELI-CAL Flexure as a single piece flexible coupling/coupler. In addition to our standard shaft couplings, we can design and manufacture special or custom couplings to meet your requirements that exceed the capabilities of our standard lines. A consultation with our Helical factory engineers is at "no charge." We urge you to use this service or call the Helical representative near you.

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  • Wilmington, MA 800-695-5551

    Since 1975, Stafford has been your super source for superior shaft couplings and has grown and developed to be much more, providing a wide assortment of components for power transmission, motion control and other applications. Stafford has the industry-leading capabilities for custom manufacturing, so let its experienced professionals put their experience and expertise to work for you.

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  • Morristown, TN 800-251-9012

    Renold Jeffrey is an international manufacturer and distributor of engineering products. Our history and experience dates back to 1864 and our tradition of quality continues. All of the items in our large product line are engineered for precision and performance including our roller and conveyor chains, gearboxes, flexible shaft couplings, material handlers and freewheels among many others.

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Driveshafts

A driveshaft is a steel shaft that transmits power in the form of torque from the transmission to the wheels on a vehicle. In an automobile, two driveshafts must be connected by a shaft coupling before power can be transmitted. Shaft couplings provide secure connections between shafts, wheels, and rotary equipment. In addition, flexible shaft couplings are used to prevent misalignment, which can be caused by an unbalanced or bent shaft.

Driveshafts range in length and diameter and consist of a shaft with an assembly on either end. They are most commonly used in automobiles to transfer the power from the transmission to the wheels either through a differential or directly to the wheels, depending on whether the car is front wheel drive, all wheel drive, or rear wheel drive. In a four wheel drive vehicle, two piece driveshafts are often used and are connected with a universal joint. Driveshafts are also used in motorcycles as an alternative to chain and belt drives; their function in motorized boats is to connect the transmission inside the vessel directly to the propeller. Driveshafts are also often components in semi-trucks, oil rigs, sewage treatment facilities, windmills, irrigation systems, paper mills, tractors, and other industrial and agricultural heavy machinery.

Driveshafts are usually hollow but large in diameter so that they are strong enough to bear torsion and shear stress, while avoiding too much additional weight. Typically, high carbon steel is used in the manufacturing of driveshafts, although this material is very heavy. Aluminum and steel alloys are being experimented with because they are a strong and lightweight alternative. New advancements in composite technology are developing alternatives to driveshaft materials. The most common polymer matrix composites are fiberglass, carbon fiber, and carbon fiberglass hybrids. Composites are preferable over steel because they can operate at higher rotations per minute than steel of the same dimensions. However, the strengths of some composites are weaker than steel, and therefore more research is needed to make composite drive shafts widely available. The most common construction methods for these important devices are similar to bellow couplings and include electroforming, chemical deposition, mechanical forming and welding.  Electroformed drive shafts 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 shaft. Chemical deposition is a similar method except that the materials are added by electrodeposition. Mechanical forming includes roll-forming or extrusion. Welded drive shafts are made by welding a series of rings or washers on both the inside and outside until smooth and seamless.

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Drive Shafts – Elbe & Sohn Inc.
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