Gear Coupling Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Gear Couplings Manufacturers: For Your Consideration

    Gear Couplings When manufacturing goods for vehicles used in the automotive, aerospace and farming equipment industry, you must be a company devoted to perfection, because all of these vehicles must function correctly not only for work related issues but because human lives depend on them. In this day and age, malfunctioning farming equipment would mean harvests wouldn't be pulled in and sections of the country would not be fed. For aerospace and automotive vehicles, malfunctioning vehicles means that whoever is driving and riding in them could be seriously hurt. That...

  • Gear Couplings: What Big Teeth You Have

    Gear Couplings Gear couplings are a subcategory of shaft couplings but look very much like gears, which is why the word was incorporated into their title. It reminds me of the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood, hiding in Grandma's clothes to trick the little girl so he could eat her up. Gear couplings are nowhere near as dangerous as wolves in pajamas, though they are known for their very large spindle teeth that so resemble the teeth of a gear. Rather then eating up little girls and grandmas, gear...

  • Gear Couplings: The Oldham Couplings Edition

    Gear Couplings Gear couplings come in many forms, all of which are compact to suit the mechanisms they are inserted within. The shape of a particular compact coupling involves thick disks rather then the crowns and spider combination of jaw couplings or the rotating hubs of universal joints. With a long history and a particularly cool name, Oldham couplings are one of many shaft coupling models, although they stand out in the industry just as much as their fellow models. The three part coupling fits together like a puzzle, which...

  • Gears and Gear Couplings

    The role of a shaft coupling is simply to connect two shafts together to create rotational movement. They are found in use on many industrial machines and equipment as a part of a bigger machine process. Industrial machines that contain couplings are used by many companies to create products and goods. It is important that each piece of the equipment is working properly in order for it to run smoothly. Depending on the situation if two shafts become misaligned, a gear or flexible coupling can take its place and continue...

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Gear Coupling

Gear couplings connect two shafts together through interlocking teeth that transmit power, absorb vibration and allow for slight angular displacement. Gear couplings transport torque between two shafts that are not coaxial or collinear. Each shaft consists of a flexible joint, which is fixed to the shaft. The joints of the shafts are connected by a spindle, a third shaft.

Gear couplings offer efficient torque transmission in a compact mechanism and permit a high degree of axial movement. However, gear couplings require piloting and may malfunction at very high or very low torques. Crowned tooth flanks allow angular displacement to occur between each gear. Two coaxial shafts can also be connected by a single joint gear coupling, known as a gear-type flexible or flexible coupling. Slight misalignments of 0.5° to 5° are tolerated by this type of gear coupling. Gear couplings and universal joints are used in similar applications, most predominantly in the automobile industry. While gear couplings have higher torque density, universal joints induce lower vibration than gear couplings. The gear teeth in a gear coupling have high backlash, which can contribute to vibration, to allow for angular misalignment. Gear couplings are found in all rear-wheel and four-wheel driven passenger cars.


In a gear coupling, the two shafts being joined meet in the third shaft which contains gears. The teeth interlock with each other to rotate and, in doing so, they transfer torque, power and energy. Every gear coupling has differing stall speeds, which is the highest speed that the gears can turn when maximum input power is applied. Flexible shaft couplings such as gear couplings are necessary because during operation, some types of shafts tend to shift, causing misalignment. Shaft movement is caused by bumps or vibration and it results in parallel, angular or skewed shaft misalignment. Flexible shaft couplings provide efficient accommodation for moderate shaft misalignment that occurs when the shafts' axes of rotation become skewed. There are many different kinds of shaft couplings. 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. The Oldham coupling consists of three components: two hubs and a central plastic disk. It accommodates slight parallel misalignment, while providing almost zero backlash.



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Gear Couplings - Lovejoy, Inc.
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