Zero-Max Releases Sustainable CD Couplings
Automation designers seeking more sustainability in their system designs will find CD Couplings from Zero-Max have more "green" features than most other couplings in their class. For high performance servo motor applications, CD couplings provide a combination of high dynamic load capacity and high torsional stiffness to ensure reliable system operation. The working part is made of a composite material with a design that withstands all of the stress and punishment of a servo motor. Also important to sustainability is the CD coupling's robust maintenance-free design. It ensures long trouble-free system operation in automated 24/7 lights out applications. Additional operating features include: zero backlash, smooth operation at high speeds and compact size with a clamping system that fits most applications. "Designers today use more servo motors to improve machine speed, accuracy and system longevity as part of their sustainability initiatives," reports Robert Mainz, Zero-Max sales manager. "To meet these needs, CD couplings have very long life cycles and require less replacement over time. They provide exceptional cost-effectiveness and reduced waste." CD couplings are available in many models and sizes including custom designs for unusually large and challenging applications such as wind turbines. Standard models and sizes include single and double flex models with clamp style hubs with or without keyways. The torque capacities range from 40 Nm to 1436 Nm and beyond with speed ratings from 4400 RPM to 17,000 RPM. All CD couplings are environmentally friendly and are manufactured of RoHS compliant materials.