U-Joints resist dirt, corrosion, and wash-down fluids.

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Protected by boots that shield working parts from abrasives and corrosives, U-Joints are available in OD sizes from 3/8 to 4 in. with torque capacities from 140-131,000 lb-in. In addition to preventing accelerated wear, boots optimize grease retention in high-speed applications, lengthening operating life. Applications include food processing machinery, conveyors, textile equipment, washers, aggregate conveyors, and farm implements.



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U-joints With Boots Unfazed By Dirt, Corrosion, Washdown Fluids



Springfield, MA-Curtis Universal has developed U-joint couplings that can operate in environments that would destroy most other couplings.

Drives in tire and rubber plants, foundries, masonry plants, wood chippers, stone crushers, grain elevators, pulp mills, food processing systems, and other systems are subject to premature failure from abrasives and corrosives.

Curtis Universal has designed a series of u-joints that are protected by boots that shield the working parts of the joints from abrasives and corrosives. Typical applications include food processing machinery, conveyors, textile equipment, washers, aggregate conveyors, and farm implements. By blocking access to the working components of the u-joint, boots prevent accelerated wear cause by dirt and erosion.

Boots also improve grease retention in high-speed applications, thus lengthening operating life.

Curtis universal joints are available in OD sizes from 3/8 to 4 in., with torque capacities from 140 to 131000 lb-in.-greater than the capacity of cross-type (Cardan) joints or flexible shafts of the same size.

For more information, contact Curtis Universal at 1-888-287-8477.

For: Curtis Universal, P.O. Box 70038, 4 Birnie Ave., Springfield, MA 01107-0038
Company contact: Richard Hartman 800-466-2144
Release: December 12, 2007

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