Engineering and manufacturing of precision flexible shaft couplings for motion control and power transmission applications, with a wide variety of designs for torsional rigidity, vibration damping, and overload protection. Whether for micro motors or 10 megawatt drives, couplings are customizable for most applications, while many standard models ship from stock. Configurable CAD models are available in a large number of file formats online.
With a philosophy of meeting customer requirements from concept to production, R+W has supplied many thousands of custom coupling designs, creating a wealth of knowledge about the technical requirements associated with a wide variety of industries and applications. Constant new product development takes place in house, in addition to intensive collaboration with universities and engineering firms, keeping R+W at the forefront of technical development and product innovation in its field. Over the past 30 years this has resulted in a position of market leadership for metal bellows couplings, and global availability for all of its precision couplings and torque limiters.
New for 2021 is the intelligent coupling series. This product line will integrate measurement electronics into R+W’s existing coupling designs, offering users much better visibility and understanding of their drive system performance. Information such as speed, torque, and axial compression are streamed live to a proprietary app to provide useful real-time data. The integral battery allows for continuous usage of up to 5 days, with an inductive charging design still in the works for 2021. This coupling can also be integrated into customer’s existing controls systems via a gateway converter, making installation and data management even easier. The future of couplings has arrived and is ready for Industry 4.0.
Ball-detent safety element couplings are used to protect industrial power transmission drivelines from damage due to torque overload. They provide a rapid safety disconnect in the event of a machine jam or crash, along with a simple mechanical reset, preventing costly downtime and repairs.
Proper torque overload protection is often omitted from machine design over concerns about size, inertia, and performance – not to mention long lead times. The SLE addresses all of this with a compact low inertia design that runs backlash free and disengages within milliseconds of an overload. It’s also readily available.
Enhance your fundamental understanding of disc coupling technology through our new whitepaper, outlining how they are constructed, why they are ideal for certain applications, and how they are configured. These designs have been refined for decades for the ultimate in zero maintenance power transmission. Learn how they can work for you!
Precision line shaft couplings are well known for providing smooth stable running over longer distances between shaft ends. Cut to length with fully split clamping hubs for easy drop-in lateral installation, and with reduced hardware requirements, their simplicity can be hard to resist.