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Plastic Replacing Metal in Coupling Applications - Spring 2007

Tobias Wolf and Andrew Lechner

The article "Plastic Replacing Metal in Coupling Applications" appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
When it comes to selecting a connecting element between a drive motor and a pump unit, engineers most often choose an elastomeric coupling because of its failure protection and its vibration damping capabilities. Elastomeric couplings, traditionally manufactured with metallic hubs, feature a rugged and robust design noted for its simplicity.

Keywords
Coupling

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