Product News: Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Needle Bearing U-Joints suit high-speed applications.

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June 17, 2014 - Manufactured with tight component part tolerances, Needle Bearing Universal Joints include single joints, double joints, and assemblies that are suited for applications requiring minimum backlash and speeds up to 4,000 rpm. Single joints are stocked in 4 OD sizes, bored and bored with keyway, and set screw configurations. Lubricated for life, universal joints require no maintenance and are silent running with low friction.

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New From Curtis - Needle Bearing U-Joints

Press release date: June 16, 2014

Curtis Universal Joint Company is now offering a new line of Needle Bearing universal joints - single joints, double joints and assemblies. Single joints are stocked in four OD sizes, bored and bored with keyway and set screw configurations.

Needle bearing universal joints are suited for high-speed applications. They are manuifactured with tight component part tolerances, making them well-suited for applications requiring minimum backlash. Needle bearing universal joints require no maintenance, as they are lubricated for life. They offer high efficiency, silent running, and low friction. The npermissable bearing is higher than for u-joints with friction bearings, but still dependent on load, duration and use, and angular displacement. Ideal applicationsallow speeds up to 4000 RPM.

For more information, contact The Curtis customer servcie team at 888-885-6468 or visit the website at

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