Flexible Coupling Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Preventing Misalignment

    Flexible Couplings A shaft coupling is a cylinder device that connects two shafts together in order to transmit power. They are found in many different types of machinery such as power transmissions, drive shafts, generators, wheels, pumps, line shafts, construction equipment, automotive engines, and many more. There are many different types of shaft couplings that are used based upon the type of machine and how much power and movement the shafts need to be capable of. A few types are rigid couplings, sleeve couplings, clamp or split-muff couplings, flexible couplings,...

  • Flywheel Coupling: The Energy Carrier

    Flexible Couplings All shaft couplings operate by way of a couple key foundational characteristics. They serve to connect two moving parts within motion oriented machinery, often equipment in the construction, agricultural or automotive industries. These shaft couplings are also flexible so they might shoulder the weight of the equipment structure when the two parts of the machine they connect are moving. The final major characteristic is that shaft couplings translate the power from one part to another. Variations of shaft couplings have created a variety of specialty pieces with specific...

  • Tips for Selecting the Right Flexible Shafts

    Flexible shaft couplings play a very important role in many mechanical devices and selecting the right coupling for the application is crucial. The following are some tips to keep in mind while selecting and working with flexible shaft couplings. First, it is recommended that the coupling be selected early in the process. Often times, couplings are selected far too late in the application design process and complex requirements of the system may not be met. Early selection will reduce errors as they play a critical role in overall system performance....

  • DieQua Attends The Fall 2014 AHTD Meeting

    By: Chris Popp Director of Sales and Marketing DieQua Corporation The Association of High Technology Distribution (AHTD) recently held their Fall meeting under the shadow of Pike’s Peak in Colorado Springs’s Colorado. AHTD is an association that works to increase the productivity, profitability and professionalism of their Automation Solution Provider members and the manufacturers that supply them products and services. "The Springs", as locals call it, is the home of the famed Broadmoor resort and hotel, where the meeting was held. While humble beginnings were established in the late 19th...

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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.

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

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 are 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 membrane 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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Flexible Couplings
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Flexible Couplings – Elbe & Sohn Inc.
Flexible Couplings – Elbe & Sohn Inc.
Flexible Couplings – Rowland Company
Flexible Couplings
Flexible Couplings
Flexible Couplings
Flexible Couplings – Rowland Company
Flexible Couplings – Rowland Company
Flexible Couplings – Rowland Company


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