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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter January 2012

Your Monthly Resource on Power Transmission and Motion Control


January 2012

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An Introduction to Coupling Selection for Pump Applications

by Bill Holtz, Rexnord Corporation

An Introduction to Coupling Selection for Pump Applications

The primary functions of a flexible coupling are to connect two shafts, transmit power from a driver shaft to a driven shaft and accommodate the misalignment between them. All flexible couplings accomplish these primary functions to varying degrees and no single type of coupling will be ideal for all applications, so it is important to understand and consider the attributes of each type of coupling. Read more.

photo courtesy Rexnord


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Case Study

Fitted Shaft Flange Bolts Vital to Safety at Sea

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In recent years, there have been a number of accidents at sea caused by the failure of conventional propeller shaft flange bolts, where the conventional bolts have broken resulting in the loss of propulsion, and endangering the safety of different vessels. Indeed, figures from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) state that propulsion shaft failures in offshore supply vessels and tugs amounted to 66 percent of the total failures... Read more.

photo courtesy SKF


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Couplings Articles—Editors' Picks

Do you need to stay up-to-date on the latest technical aspects of coupling design and specification? PTE's article archive provides a great resource. Here are some of our editors' picks for articles about couplings.

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