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Flexible Coupling Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Bloomingdale, IL 630-980-1133

    As the exclusive North American marketing, sales, engineering and manufacturing partner of several world class European manufacturers, DieQua offer a broad range of premium quality power transmission and motion control components designed exclusively to enhance the performance of your machine designs. These include quality manufactured flexible couplings among more quality products.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Flexible Couplings Industry Information

Flexible Couplings

A flexible coupling provides mechanical power in the form of torque to pieces of rotary equipment. They must perform three major functions: efficiently transmit mechanical power directly from one shaft to another while maintaining constant velocity, compensate for misalignment with minimum power loss and without inducing high stress and allow for axial movement of either shaft without creating excessive thrust on the other.

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Design of Flexible Couplings

Flexible shaft couplings are cylindrical in shape, and specific details vary depending on the different types and their functions.

Materials
Flexible couplings are most commonly made out of stainless steel and aluminum. Stainless steel protects against corrosion and increases torque capacity and strength, and aluminum is a lighter and less expensive option. The material used for the coupling depends on the type of coupling and its purpose.

Applications of Flexible Couplings

Flexible couplings have many applications. For example, they are used to connect drive shafts in automobiles and they isolate driveline vibration, propeller pulse, and gear chatter in motorized boats. Other industrial applications include use in printing machines, paper making machines, roll forming machines, hydraulic pumps, blowers, compressors, and wind turbines. Industrial sectors such as mining, quarrying, mineral processing, metal manufacture, cement and power generation also utilize flexible couplings for various purposes.

Types of Flexible Couplings

Most flexible couplings are characterized as belonging to one of three main categories: mechanical, elastomeric and metallic. Flexible couplings are identified by the degree and method of flexibility they offer.

Mechanical Flexible Couplings
Made of loosely fitted parts that are able to move past each other, often by a sliding and rolling action. They maintain high torsional rigidity and allow a considerable degree of angular misalignment; however, they require occasional maintenance and lubrication. Examples of mechanical couplings include jaw/spider couplings, Oldham couplings, and servo couplings.
Elastomeric Flexible Couplings
Use a resilient material such as plastic or rubber to transmit torque between two metallic hubs. A few advantages of this coupling are the high vibration dampening, shock absorption abilities, and toleration of a high degree of misalignment. They are also inexpensive and of lighter weight than mechanical couplings and require no lubrication. One popular elastomeric coupling is the bellows coupling.
Metallic Flexible Couplings
Obtain flexibility through the bending of a membrane within the coupling and generally do not allow offset misalignment. Metallic membrane couplings require low maintenance and no lubrication; however, these couplings may be more expensive than mechanical flexible couplings. Other general types of flexible couplings include bushed pin, universal, resilient and disc couplings.


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