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What Are The Differences Between Flexible Couplings?

Aug 15, 2018

With so many types of Flexible Couplings on the market, designers need to understand the differences between them to ensure that they make the right selection for an application. There are six degrees of freedom to a ridged shaft, but four DOF are of particular concern: axial, angular, parallel, and torsional.

Misalignments will cause balancing and vibration problems responsible for shutdowns. They will also greatly increase wear on multiple parts, such as the bearings. Flexible Couplings For Pipes can help offset the cost associated with damage or increased maintenance due to ill-aligned couplings.

Using rubber or plastic materials will accommodate some misalignment while providing vibration dampening. Elastomeric types of couplings are capable of also providing shock absorption. A popular design is the jaw coupling. A metallic component goes on either end of the shafts to be connected and the elastomer fits between them.

For the more information, Please contact a mature Flexible Coupling Manufacturer.

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