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Preventing Misalignment

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, diaphragm couplings, disc couplings, gear couplings, oldham couplings and jaw couplings among many others. They are an essential part of many machines in order for them to work properly. Continue reading

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Flywheel Coupling: The Energy Carrier

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 characteristics for specific flexible shaft coupling applications. One of these variations is known as the flywheel coupling. It takes on the three characteristics of basic shaft couplings described above, as well as being manufactured specifically to be heavy and only contain one or two parts. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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