Machine designers are under pressure to raise the performance of power transmission systems, in the face of diminishing time and resources.
A diversity of coupling systems, including customised products, helps these systems work effectively and efficiently. Factors such as size and torque requirements determine the most appropriate coupling to use.
We offer all the main types, including grid, gear, flex and jaw couplings.
In addition we supply OK couplings, which use oil injection for mounting and dismounting, and flexible shaft couplings.
Flexible shaft couplings compensate for four types of shaft misalignment: angular, offset, a combination of the two, and axial movement.
Grid couplings are aimed at high output, high torque gear applications, while gear couplings are heavy duty products with large bore capacities.
- SKF Couplings SKF Flexible couplings are devices used to mechanically connect two shafts to transmit power from one shaft to the other. They are also able to compensate for shaft misalignment in a torsionally rigid way. Misalignment can be angular, parallel or skew. This is particularly important for applications where misalignment could affect the velocity and acceleration of the driven shaft. The performance of the coupling depends largely upon how it is installed, aligned and maintained. Further to that, SKF is offering as well clever connection couplings. When using OK couplings for shaft connections, you are gaining benefit from the advantages of our powerful oil injection method Preparation of the shaft is simple There are no keyways to machine, no taper and no thrust ring.
- Jaure Couplings JAURE® branded couplings are considered a leader in the European marketplace. They are highly engineered for industries ranging from steel, paper, hoisting to windmills and marine applications. These products offer the widest range of gear couplings, with no limit in sizes. Available with multiple different seal features and lubrication capacities. Available with alloy and nitride gearing to increase strength and extend wear. Components and accessories include hubs, sleeves, fastener sets, disc packs, grease, inserts, plates, seals, spacers, bushings, high torque nuts and more.
- Kop-Flex Couplings Kop-Flex® couplings offer one of the widest arrays of coupling families in the industry. This includes disc, gear, grid and elastomeric couplings as well universal joints. Kop-Flex is a leader in engineered to order disc and gear couplings and spindles for turbomachinery, metals, pulp and paper and other industries with exacting requirements.
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