Mechanical Couplings

Mechanical Power Transmission

Disc Couplings target critical drivetrain applications.

June 14, 2016

Aligned to torque requirements of turbomachinery, Kop-Flex High Performance Disc Coupling 2.0 Series matches established English and Metric shaft sizes and is available in 2 reduced-moment styles: standard RZS and full-featured RMS, with interlocking flanges for additional safety in event of torque overload. Both feature minimum nominal bore capacity of 1.6–8.5 in., with max torque ratings of 12,000–1,880,000 lb-in. Max speeds range from 7,900 rpm for largest coupling to 34,300 rpm for smallest. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Offset Couplings Ensure Constant Speed at Connection Locations - They Ensure Accurate Registration for Roll Forming, Paper Converting, Printing and Similar Applications

May 26, 2016

They Ensure Accurate Registration For Roll Forming, Paper Converting,  Printing And Similar Applications Plymouth, Minnesota: Constant speed couplings improve registration and system accuracy when machine function requires driven shaft offsets. Using Schmidt Offset Couplings from Zero-Max, these couplings provide machine designers with a proven method to ensure constant speed at both ends of... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Custom Rigid Shaft Couplings solve mating problems.

May 9, 2016

Available in 1-, 2-, and 3-piece designs, Stafford Custom Couplings can be made from steel, stainless steel, and aluminum with various bores to solve range of mating and mounting problems. Dual-keyed couplings feature axial and annular keyways to transmit torque while retaining lateral motion. Offered in sizes from 1/8 to 6 in. ID, couplings can incorporate different sized round, square, and hexagonal bores for step-up or -down mating of unequal, unsupported shafts and include mounting flanges. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Pin Type Bushing Couplings dampen system vibration.

April 5, 2016

Designed using pin and bushing connection that minimizes vibration, CPU Couplings handle angular misalignment of 4° and parallel misalignment of 0.5 mm. Design maintains zero backlash for smooth system operation, while lightweight aluminum construction absorbs and dissipates heat from adjacent sources in system. Able to handle speeds up to 4,000 rpm, RoHS-compliant couplings come in 3 models with bore sizes from 6.00–22 mm and transmittable torque from 2.2–25 Nm. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Elastomeric Coupling features WingLock technology.

February 4, 2016

Featuring finite-element optimized winged elastomeric element design that increases surface area at most critical regions, Baldor•Dodge® Raptor Coupling offers higher bond strength, improved fatigue resistance, and longer life than urethane designs. Non-lubricated natural rubber element results in low stiffness as well as optimized vibration damping and misalignment capabilities. Split element enables installation and replacement without moving or realigning connected equipment. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Zero-Backlash Coupling helps prevent positioning errors.

January 13, 2016

Available in single and double flex models with optimized torsional stiffness, ServoClass® couplings handle high-speed reversing load and positioning precision requirements in servomotor applications. Single- and double-disc models handle bore diameters from .375–1.125 in. and designed with 304 stainless steel disc packs as well as aluminum hubs and center members. All models and sizes feature clamp style hubs with corrosion-resistant socket head cap screws. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

New Prototype Cell Provides Quick Turnaround

January 6, 2016

Santa Maria, CA – Helical Products Company, part of the MW Industries family of companies, announces their new prototype cell dedicated to quickly provide new designs for test and evaluation reducing the lead time for prototypes by over 50%. "For the past 40 years we have been manufacturing custom couplings, u-joints and machined spring prototypes and the lead times have been consistently... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Test Dynamometers Utilize CD® Couplings from Zero-Max to Handle System Stresses - High Torsional Stiffness and High Load Capacity are Key CD® Coupling Performance Features

December 21, 2015

Plymouth, Minnesota – Test Dynamometers experience high input speeds and high torque loads which cause stress on transducers and connected components. To assure these systems generate accurate performance information when experiencing these conditions, system designers specify CD® Couplings from Zero-Max. CD Couplings are unique in design and can provide the ideal combination of operating... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Inductive Coupler offers bi-directional IO-Link communication.

December 21, 2015

Featuring IP67-rated housing measuring 40 x 40 x 70 mm, IO-Link Inductive Coupler offers 32 bytes of bi-directional data transfer over standard 4-pole M12 sensor cable. Unit is also rated for 500 mA at 5 mm gap with 24 V power. Utilizing magnetic induction phenomenon to exchange power and data wirelessly over small gap or over non-metallic barrier, coupler is immune to vibration, oil, dust, and liquids. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

BorgWarner Supplies Leading All-Wheel Drive Technology for Volvo's All-New XC90 SUV

December 1, 2015

BorgWarner's GenV All-Wheel Drive Coupling Improves Traction, Stability and Handling for Volvo's SUV Built on the New SPA Platform AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - BorgWarner provides its innovative GenV electro-hydraulically actuated all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for the all-new XC90 luxury SUV from Volvo Cars based on the new scalable product architecture (SPA). "We are proud to extend our... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Brass Shaft Collars and Couplings resist corrosion and galling.

November 5, 2015

Machined from C360 brass or optional C464 Naval brass, Stafford Brass Shaft Collars come in 1- and 2-piece styles with stainless steel fasteners as well as set-screw and hinged styles. These products, offering alternative to 304 and 316 stainless steel products, are designed for secure hold and come in 6 standard sizes from ½–1 ½ in. ID for commercial, industrial, and military applications. Modifications – keyways, square and hex bores, grooves, and other treatments – are available. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Rigid Couplings are specified for shaft joining, alignment.

October 12, 2015

Used to join or align 2 shafts within motor or mechanical system, ReliaMark rigid couplings are manufactured in SAE 1008 mild steel and come in 60+ sizes with ¼–1 ½ in. bore. Products include solid set-screw, one-piece (single-split), and 2-piece (double-split) couplings. All feature black oxide finish and socket head cap screws. Effective on hard and soft shafts, couplings offer bore tolerances of +.001/.003. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Quick Disconnect Couplings are specified for dual fluid lines.

October 5, 2015

Designed for use with dual fluid lines, DPC Series offers intuitive, simultaneous connections and disconnections with one thumb latch. These ¼ in. flow couplings, offered in acetal thermoplastic, are available in valved and non-valved hose barb configurations and keyed to ensure correct directional flow. Other features of this quick disconnect coupling series include integral terminations and valve and latching mechanism.<br /> Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Disc Couplings suit high torque applications.

September 18, 2015

Offering lubrication-free service, SKF Disc Couplings have capacity range up to 178 kNm and come in variety of configurations, including single disc, double disc, and spacer for both horizontal and vertical mounting. Units consist of 2 hubs and laminated stainless steel disc pack secured by series of fitted bolts retained by nylon insert lock nuts. Single disc couplings accommodate angular offset, while double disc pack units with spacer will allow for angular, parallel, or combined offset. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

ASCO Sintering Co. Custom Manufacturers New Advanced Shift by Wire Components for the Automotive Industry

September 15, 2015

Effective September 1st 2015 ASCO Sintering Co. will begin supplying a tier 1 automotive supplier with new multiple automotive sintered components used in 2016 MY “Shift by Wire” technology for effortless gear shifting. The Compound gear, Output Gear, Trigger Arm, Trigger link and couplings are net shape and were custom engineered and produced using a broad spectrum of  advanced powder... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Two Voith SafeSet Couplings to Be Installed at Novelis Facility in Oswego, New York

June 24, 2015

YORK, Pa. – Two Voith SafeSet Couplings (Model SR-PC 870) are scheduled for installation at Novelis's recently-expanded Oswego, New York facility later in 2015. The couplings will be applied with a 120 inch wide aluminum hot strip reversing roughing mill powered by two 4000HP motors that produces rolled aluminum products. The SafeSets, optimized through extensive testing by Voith, are to... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Rigid Shaft Couplings suit heavy-duty mixers and machinery.

June 5, 2015

Available in 1-, 2-, and 3-piece styles with straight-through bores or stepped bores for joining different size shafts, Stafford Heavy Duty Rigid Couplings are constructed to carry heavy torque loads in large equipment and process systems. Available with or without keyways, couplings come in ¾&ndash;6 in. ID sizes and are made from steel and stainless steel. Products can also be manufactured from other alloys and modified to customer specification. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Transportation Industry Products

Gates Corporation Announces Release of 284 New Automotive Aftermarket Parts

May 27, 2015

Gates expands its aftermarket coverage with SKU additions across product lines, adding 284 parts for maximum coverage on late model vehicles. DENVER — Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive, and heavy-duty aftermarket products, today announces it has expanded its extensive Original Equipment (OE) quality automotive products line with 284 new part... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

EMT to FMC Transition Couplings help contractors conserve time.

May 26, 2015

Available in ½&ndash;2 in. in die cast zinc and 2 ½&ndash;4 in. in zinc plated steel, Mighty-Merge® EMT to FMC/Greenfield transition couplings provide dimensional flexibility when transitioning between raceways. Design negates need for contractors to assemble multiple fittings or mount box to transition between raceways. While EMT to FMC fittings (½&ndash;2 in.) are cULus Listed, EMT/Rigid to FMC fittings (2 ½&ndash;4 in.) are cETLus Listed. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

BorgWarner Showcases Expertise and Demonstrates Advanced Technologies at 2015 North American CTI Symposium

May 15, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., – BorgWarner will showcase its expertise and advanced technologies at the 2015 North American Car Training Institute (CTI) Symposium held at the Diamond Center in Novi, Michigan, on May 20 - 21. BorgWarner invites attendees to learn more about its latest advancements by participating in its:  • Technical Presentation: During Session C at 5:15 p.m. on May 20,... Read More