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.
Quite often, the collection of precise data in drive technology applications can be problematic. Data monitoring in a rotating drivetrain is difficult
because a direct networking cable connection is often not an available option. Nothing sends shivers down
the spine of for example, a production line manager or a system integrator like uncertainty. That's why achieving
precise measurement of things like torque and other parameters in machinery applications is, while daunting, a
dearly desired goal, especially if those measurements are only available at the drive and motor.
Downtime, downtime, downtime. When it's
planned, it's bearable. When it's not, it's not. To maintain machinery, planned downtime is necessary.
To fix broken equipment, unplanned downtime is excruciating,
especially when your factory is running closer and closer
to full capacity.
Bellows couplings first began to be
widely used by machine tool builders
in the mid-to-late 20th century. With the
advent of CNC technology, machine
engineers started looking to improve
upon some of the negative influences
traditional power transmission couplings
can have on a precision rotary /
linear motion system.
One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you
understand, identify and select the best technology for your
mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With
every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which
suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make
those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current
technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.