Mechanical Couplings

Mechanical Power Transmission

Rigid Couplings with Step Bores come in metric sizes.

October 5, 2016

Suited for equipment manufacturers designing precision servo driven systems or shaft-to-shaft connections, metric rigid couplings with step bores are available in 1- and 2-piece clamp styles with or without keyways. Rigid coupling hardware features Nypatch coating to resist vibration and maintain holding power. Available from 3–50 mm, these RoHS2- and REACH-compliant products are made from 1215 lead-free steel or 303 stainless steel. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Shaft Collars, Couplings & Mounts Weldable to Create Custom Designed Assemblies

September 9, 2016

A line of weldable shaft collars, couplings, and mounts that let users modify them to fit their own mechanical and structural applications is available from Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Stafford Weldable Components include shaft collars, couplings, and mounts which are available made from ANSI 1018 steel and stainless steel to allow users to modify parts and... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

CD® Couplings from Zero-Max with High Power Density Facilitate Smaller Machine Footprint Designs

August 29, 2016

Plymouth, Minnesota: The quest for smaller machine footprints continues as designers seek new ways to reduce machine size while increasing output. The Zero-Max CD coupling pictured provides precise and reliable shaft connections in less space than other couplings. It operates without fatigue for reliable 24/7 operation required in the latest machine designs. Key to this CD coupling design is... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Quick Disconnect Couplings reliably serve oil, gas applications.

August 5, 2016

Offered in 1 ¼ and 2 in. body sizes, thread to connect couplings of FD85 Series help prevent downtime caused by leakages, pressure drops, contamination, and difficult assemblies in industrial and mobile equipment, oil and gas, and construction applications. Lloyd's Registry Certificates for oil and gas and fire ensure couplings perform to industry standards, and each mating part carries marking for blow-out prevention application approval. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Shaft Collars and Couplings support maintenance applications.

August 4, 2016

Designed to meet special repair and retrofit requirements, Stafford Maintenance Group of products includes weldable- and paintable-shaft collars, along with machineable collars and conversion couplings for joining dissimilar shafts. Micro-adjustable end stops and axial thrust designs for releasing frozen shaft components are also offered. With SPARC™ Stafford Prototype and Repair Collar System, users can create their own working models of special-purposed shaft collars and components. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

15,000 Metric Gears - Shipped Factory Direct

July 27, 2016

The largest selection of stock metric gears now available within 3 business days Mineola, NY – With the largest selection of stock metric gears, KHK USA is now able to meet the needs of industrial automation designs with off-the-shelf gears with the fastest of lead times. KHK USA based in Mineola NY, stocks approximately 4,500 skus in the New York warehouse for same day warehouse shipping... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Ejector Tie-In System accelerates IMM ejector coupling, release.

July 22, 2016

Intended for 1,500+ ton injection molding machines (IMMs), Smartflow® 3 in. FasTie® Quick Ejector Tie-In System offers max ejector force per knock-out position of 15 tons. Accelerated ejector coupling and release supports SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) practices and reduces mold change times in most IMMs. Couplers reside on press ejector plate, while molds in storage may be equipped with pull studs. Couplers and pull studs connect mechanically and release using 80–100 psi shop air.
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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.
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