Flexible Drive Coupling
Flexible Drive Coupling consists of two metal gear hubs engaging in a sleeve of high-grade plastic material. Its use is applicable to the whole range of hydraulic equipment and in transmission areas.
The Flexible Drive Coupling:
is available in five sizes to suit 1 HP to 75 HP.
is easy to assemble and require no maintenance or lubrication.
has superior material and can withstand wide operating temperatures and severe load conditions.
has no transmission noise.
What is a Flexible Drive Coupling ?A flexible drive coupling, also known as a flexible coupling or flexible connector, is a mechanical device used to connect two shafts in order to transmit rotational motion and torque while accommodating misalignment, vibration, and other mechanical stresses. Couplings are essential components in various machinery and industrial applications where precise and efficient power transmission is required. They help protect the connected equipment by reducing shock loads and wear and tear.
Key features and functions of flexible drive couplings:
- Couplings can help dampen vibrations and shocks that may be generated during operation, thereby improving the overall performance and reliability of the machinery.
- Couplings transmit torque from one shaft to another while allowing a certain degree of flexibility. This ensures that the rotational motion and power are transferred smoothly even if there are slight misalignments.
- By minimizing wear and tear on shafts and bearings, flexible couplings can contribute to lower maintenance requirements and longer equipment lifespan.
- Flexible couplings come in various designs, including elastomeric (rubber) couplings, metal disc couplings, gear couplings, and more. The choice of coupling design depends on factors like torque capacity, misalignment tolerance, environmental conditions, and application requirements.
- Flexible couplings are used in a wide range of industries and applications, such as automotive, manufacturing, power generation, pumps, compressors, conveyors, robotics, and more.
Installation and Maintenance:
For installation use the following formula:
- Proper installation and regular maintenance of couplings are important for optimal performance and safety. Maintenance may involve checking for wear, lubrication, and realignment if necessary.
|HP of application x 100 x F
|Rating / 100 RPM of Coupling =
|RPM of application
|Load Factor (F)