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Flexible Shaft Coupling Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of flexible shaft coupling manufacturers and suppliers. Find flexible shaft coupling companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture flexible shaft couplings to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top flexible shaft coupling manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the flexible shaft coupling companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of flexible drive shafts, torque shaft couplings, and flexible bellow shafts of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • 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 shaft couplings among more quality products.

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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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Flexible Shaft Couplings

A flexible shaft coupling is a device that connects two shafts that can transmit torque even if misaligned. In ideal circumstances, shafts are connected by a coupling to form a straight line. However, two shafts can become out of line as the result of poor installation, thermal growth or shrinkage, foundation movement or component wear.

A flexible shaft coupling is needed to connect shafts that are slightly misaligned. In parallel misalignment, two shafts are virtually parallel but slightly offset. In angular misalignment, the shafts intersect at angles to each other. Axial misalignment is a combination of both parallel and angular misalignment. The degree of misalignment a coupling can tolerate depends on its material and its application, but in general, up to 5° of misalignment can be tolerated. The most common materials for flexible shaft couplings in automobiles are stainless steel, which protects against corrosion and increases torque capacity and strength, and aluminum, which is a lighter and less expensive option. Certain types of flexible shaft couplings contain a central disk comprised of plastic or rubber that transmits torque. Flexible shaft couplings are cylindrical in shape, and vary depending on the different types and their functions. Flexible shaft couplings are used to connect drive shafts in automobiles; 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, and wind turbines.


There are many different kinds of flexible shaft couplings. The Oldham coupling consists of three components: two hubs and a central plastic disk. It accommodates slight parallel misalignment, while providing almost zero backlash. Backlash is the amount of lost motion due to clearance or slackness when movement is reversed and contact is re-established. The bellows coupling has two hubs and a thin walled metallic bellows and can accommodate all three types of misalignment. Single beam couplings are usually made of a single piece of aluminum and have a system of spiral cuts that allow it to bend in order to accommodate angular misalignment. Multiple beam couplings consist of two to three overlapping beams that address problems of torsional rigidity. Jaw, or spider, couplings consist of two metallic hubs, each with a set of interlocking teeth, and a flexible rubber or plastic piece (the spider), in the shape of a star which fits between them. Jaw couplings have zero backlash and function well at high speeds but do not tolerate a great deal of misalignment. A single disc coupling is composed of two hubs that bend to accommodate angular misalignment. The double disc coupling has two hubs that are connected by an additional center spacer that allows them to bend in opposite directions to manage offset shafts.

Flexible Shaft Couplings
Flexible Shaft Couplings
Flexible Shaft Couplings - DieQua Corporation
Flexible Shaft Couplings - DieQua Corporation


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