Mechanical Couplings

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Drive Coupling features quick connect design.

January 7, 2015

Designed for quickly connecting and disconnecting rotary unions from fluid transfer lines without tools, TorqueSafe™ is rated for up to 20 lb-ft of torque with operating pressures to 150 psig and temperatures up to 375°F. Coupling features full-flow passage, one-hand disengagement, and locking mechanism to ensure safe connections are made. With connection sizes ranging from 3/8 to 1 ½ in., coupling is constructed of stainless steel for corrosion resistance. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Bushed Coupling reduces damage via misalignment capabilities.

September 10, 2014

Baldor-Dodge® Para-Flex® QD (PXQD) coupling features QD flange design that complements Taper-Lock and bored-to-size style flanges. Sizes PX50 through PX200 offer torque ratings up to 82,500 lb-in., and bore capacity of PXQD flanges let end-users downsize coupling selections. QD bushing design allows installation and removal with minimal shaft damage. When used with Para-Flex element, complete Para-Flex couplings provide misalignment capabilities to prevent damage to connected equipment. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Materials & Material Processing

Shaft Coupling eliminates resonance problems in ball screws.

July 2, 2014

Step-Flex™ Coupling eliminates resonance in stepper motor ball screw assemblies. Two-part elastomer element combination dampens vibration caused by actuator carrier trying to find its home position. Hard element being separated from aluminum alloy hubs by softer elastomer maintains sufficient torsional stiffness for precise positional accuracy while allowing minimal angular and parallel misalignment. Power-transmitting element also reduces counter force generated by misalignment.
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Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

High-Pressure Hose Couplings feature non-skive design.

May 27, 2014

Combined with high-pressure braided hose, 6W Couplings eliminate leaks and in-field failures caused by shock and vibration, making them suited for hydraulic systems in oil, construction, mining, and off-road equipment industries. One-piece, bite-the-wire crimp couplings are available in 1 ¼, 1 ½, and 2 in. sizes and are designed to work with SAE R13 and 4SH hydraulic hose. Units withstand pressures up to 6,000 psi and operate in temperatures ranging from -40 to 250°F. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Composite Disc Couplings arrest electrical current.

May 23, 2014

Designed with composite flex elements that are non-conductive, Zero-Max CD® Couplings provide electrical insulation while protecting mechanical components from system overloads. Composite discs withstand all types of environmental elements, including temperature extremes from -40 to +70°C, as well as moisture and chemicals. Available in single and double flex models with clamp style hubs, zero backlash couplings offer torque capacities from 40–1,436 Nm with speed ratings from 4,400–17,000 rpm. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Sub-Sea Connectors offer redundant sealing.

May 1, 2014

Sub-Sea Coupling Solutions comprise coupling/fitting connections and configurations engineered to address challenges posed by sub-sea environment. Secure, repeatable connections and redundant sealing promote sustained performance. Depending on selection, standard sizes of fittings/coupling range from ¼–1 in. ID. Also available, 520N hydraulic hose features compact OD for facilitated routing and accelerated response. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Hirth-Tooth Couplings provide form-locking precision.

March 11, 2014

Providing self-centering, radial face tooth connection, Hirth Serrations enable users to connect shafts, discs, wheels, and cranks with accuracy. Lightweight units enable wear-free transmission of high torques at small dimensions. Dynamic forces are retained even after repeated assembly. Available in sizes from 50–900 mm in diameter, rings have less rotating mass compared to flange connections. Custom-made models are available with max serration diameter of 1,500 mm. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Sanitary Clamping Coupling helps protect fragile products.

January 14, 2014

Quick Clamp No-Ledge delivers machined tolerance joint, ensuring proper alignment and creating ledge-free interior environment on connection points. This reduces instances where friction and crevices catch product and cause fines. Designed for food and light industry conveying of fragile materials or materials requiring sanitary conditions, coupling offers recessed O-ring gasket that delivers smooth transition through positive sealing metal-to-metal joint.
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