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R+W Offers Compact, Flexible Safety Coupling
June 29, 2011
Making use of the existing EKL line of compact elastomer couplings, the all new SLE safety coupling offers a compact, flexible and vibration damping option with integral torque overload release. Designed for aggressive servo driven applications, the SLE is completely backlash free, relying on preloads and frictional connections, along with a precision molded, wear resistant, polyurethane insert to damp vibration and relieve bearing loads resulting from misalignment. In the event of a machine crash, power surge, or any other cause of unanticipated overload, the SLE will disengage the motor or gearbox shaft from the load in less than three milliseconds. Re-engagement takes place automatically with slow speed rotation of the shaft subsequent to the overload occurrence. Available in four sizes, the SLE handles a range of disengagement torque values from five to 700 Nm, and English or metric shaft diameters from 12 to 60 mm. Technical details can be viewed and downloaded at the website below.