Frequently Asked Questions About CouplingsWhat is a Rotex Steel Cross Clamp Coupling ?
Steel Cross Clamp Couplings have the same advantages as the standard Rotex Coupling. Rotex Steel Cross Clamp Couplings have a flawless clamping design that is for spline shafts, they are static balanced and appropriate for reversing applications.
More Useful Couplings InformationBasics of Flexible Couplings
Flexible couplings are also known as elastic couplings. These couplings have an elastic section between the ends of the coupling. There are many flexible couplings unique in construction made specific to applications. Flexible couplings are designed to transmit torque while allowing axial, radial, and angular misalignment. Flexible couplings are able to compensate for angular misalignment up to a few degrees and some parallel misalignment.Setup of Flexible Couplings
As a requirement of proper shaft alignment, flexible couplings should be easy to connect or disconnect. The transfer of power from one shaft to another should not incur any loss. Flexible couplings allow misalignment among two adjacent shafts. The objective is to minimize the remaining misalignment in running operation to maximize the power transmission and to maximize machine runtime while using flexible couplings.Facts of Flexible Couplings
Flexible couplings will protect machinery from wear and premature breakdown. Flexible couplings have a large role in extending the life of a components attached to the coupling and at the same time, not degrading the performance of the machine. Flexible couplings should have a tight fitting and this is sometimes overlooked which can be critical to machine design quality.Basics of Flexible Couplings
Flexible couplings or elastic couplings, tend to have an elastic section between the ends of the coupling. Several flexible couplings are unique in construction made specific to applications. Flexible couplings are designed to transmit torque while allowing radial, axial, angular and parallel misalignment up to a few degrees.
More Couplings InformationFunction and Design of the Couplings
One of the benefits of a Couplings is that it does not require lubrication and can be used for shaft to shaft and engine flywheel drive applications. Function and Design of the Couplings
Couplings are available in a variety of standard mounting option to accommodate shafts up to 4.813 inches and a maximum nominal torque of 22,120 lb-in while still accommodating blind assembly. Function and Design of the Couplings
The symmetrical relationship between the Couplings allows for a variety of accessories to accommodate different shaft distances. Couplings together with the curved jaw, the crowned design reduces edge loading of the rotex spider while compensating for misalignment and providing system dampening.Recommended Applications for Couplings
For Couplings Rotex GS, Toolflex and Radec NC are three different zero backlash shaft coupling designs for servo drive applications. Depending on the required torsional stiffness of the the complete system, selection from our standard platforms of Couplings allows for optimized coupling performance while utilizing your installation preferences.Function and Design of the Couplings
Interlocking curved jaws for the Couplings with a variety of standard clamping options accommodates shafts up to 7.875 inches and a maximum nominal torque of 309-750 lb-in while still accommodating blind assembly. As defined by the spider Rotex Couplings are suitable for moderate industrial temperature ranges. Together these features on the Couplings reduce the maintenance required during the life cycle of the Couplings.Function and Design of the Couplings
For Couplings all hubs are supplied standard with one setscrew. Non standard Couplings bore are available and are to be discussed with a Motion Marketplace representative. Custom solutions can be produced for all custom Couplings requirements.