Written by [google_authorship] on 10th January 2020
Couplings are a
crucial component of many industrial machines, joining together two shafts so
one may transmit power to the other. They are usually incorporated into the
drive-train alongside other important components in the power transmission process
such as ball screws, gearboxes and belts.
Rigid and Flexible Coupling Manufacture
There are two types
of couplings, a rigid type and a flexible type, so knowing which one you need
before contacting coupling suppliers can save time.
will more often be used in industrial machinery applications that require very
precise alignment. Flexible couplings on the other hand are often used in
applications where a little misalignment between the shafts is acceptable,
perhaps even necessary for some functions.
couplings allow the power transmission between the drive shaft and the driven shaft to continue even when
slightly misaligned, enabling the operation to continue assuming there is no
damage being caused by the misalignment.
Misalignment Problems During Power Transmission
different kinds of misalignments that can occur during power transmission
between two shafts, namely lateral, axial, angular or completely skewed
misalignment. Misalignment can cause premature wear and tear and even
completely break one or both of the shafts. It can also cause bearings to fail and
make the machinery vibrate causing additional damage to other components.
Depending on how
great the misalignment is, the efficiency of the motor with regards to
generating speed and torque can be heavily affected. That’s where flexible
couplings can help maintain an optimum performance rather than necessitating
the need to shut down the machine and realign the shafts.
couplings are usually a very adaptable component in mechanical motion systems. They
ensure torsional stiffness is maintained and thus continue providing the
machine operator positional control over the load.
Couplings Suppliers and Manufacturers
couplings supplier, Yorkshire-based YB Components, supply many different types
of couplings from a wide variety of quality manufacturers from all over the
includes couplings by Desch, who have designed the excellent Hadeflex claw
couplings which feature flexible elements to provide a torsional flexible
connection for two shafts. They also make the Orpex couplings which function as
self-aligning clutches to ensure absolutely reliable torque transmission,
especially useful with heavy drives.
Couplings are high quality German-engineered products which include the highly
sought after Kado and Schnallen couplings. Other options in the Kauermann
coupling range include Luftreifen, Kegelflex, Kasi and Flexan couplings.
German coupling manufacturer is KWD Couplings and Clutches, a
company that can boast of a lengthy engineering tradition that dates back to
the industrial revolution. They produce the Hydrodynamic coupling that can
operate within a power range reaching up to 1000 kW. They also build non-positive
locking clutches and brakes and multiple disc friction clutches that can be
used in hydraulic and pneumatic applications as well as mechanical.
If you require any rigid
or flexible couplings, then contact
who are the UK’s leading couplings distributors who keep local stocks ready to
ship fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world.