couplings are popular as they are able to accommodate a significant amount of
misalignment between the drive and the driven shaft. Where misalignment occurs
with a rigid coupling, the result is usually significant damage to the motor and/or
the coupling itself.
Not that this
flexibility allows for a lack of maintenance or as accurate an alignment as
possible, but they do provide a little slack.
Benefits of Flexible Couplings
applications that involves rotating shafts, a flexible coupling offers protection
to the driving and driven shaft components from the damaging effects of misaligned
shafts, vibration and shocks. The purpose of a flexible coupling is still to transmit
torque from the driving shaft to the driven shaft as with any other coupling
type. Their extra function of flexibility allows them to compensate for minor
shaft misalignment and changes of position to the shaft’s ends.
flexibility of a flexible coupling also helps
with vibration damping or noise reduction. They can also serve as a kind of
fuse when torque overload occurs.
How to Replace Flexible Couplings
couplings need replacing, it is not always the best idea to simply replace the
worn component with something identical to the coupling that failed. Doing this
might actually invite the coupling to fail again in the same way the previous
It is very
possible that the previous coupling failed because it was not the ideal
coupling design for that particular application. There may well be another
design that appears completely different but actually works better and lasts
longer with the application you are using it with. This approach to coupling
selection may also help extend the life of other components such as bushings, bearings
and seals, significantly reducing overall maintenance costs.
Of course, there
are so many flexible couplings available from a wide variety of high quality
manufacturers that identifying the ideal coupling can be a task and a half. It
can help to talk to flexible couplings suppliers.
Yorkshire-based YB Components keep local stocks of such machinery parts ready
to ship out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world. Businesses
based nearby in places such as Castleford, Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield,
Pontefract, Knottingley can even benefit from same day delivery.
Flexible Couplings Manufacturers
couplings suppliers like Yorkshire’s YB Components offer a wide range of
products from the best manufacturers from around the world. Here are some of
the flexible couplings available:
Din.al) manufacture the GEL coupling, the Specialmatic coupling and the Unimatic
and Uniquadra Elasticflex couplings.
Desch are the
company behind the Habix, Hadeflex and Orpex couplings.
have an Elastomeric Couplings range which includes the popular Falk Wrapflex
couplings. Their flexible design improves tooth-on-tooth contact and minimises
minor misalignment during operation.
If you require any flexible
couplings such as Falk wrapflex couplings, then contact
who are the UK’s leading flexible couplings suppliers in Yorkshire.