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Selecting the Best Hub Fastener for a Power Transmission Application

When attaching a gear, pulley or coupling to a rotating shaft, factors such as holding force, positioning accuracy after clamping, and alignment and machining and maintenance costs should be considered. Discover the unique hub design that addresses these items and proves superior to other fastening methods. White Papers Courtesy of Stock Drive Products & Sterling Instrument
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1 Coupling Connection (August 2017)

Couplings and harsh environment use

2 Couplings: Designed to Carry the Pay(load) (August 2018)

Couplings. There certainly is no shortage of couplings - or things to couple them with. There also seems to be no lack of applications for them. You say you need to reduce the transmission of shock loads from one shaft to another? That's a classic application for shaft couplings; but really, couplings are application-intensive. They're everywhere.

3 Precision Bellows Couplings (March 2015)

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.

4 Getting a Piece of that Sweet Coupling Pie (December 2014)

He was out. Nine years ago, Ross Rivard left the coupling industry for the shimmering new world of luxury automotive components at Lacks Enterprises, where he was immediately enveloped by platinum trim systems and chrome composite wheels. It was glitz and glam and as sparkly clean as the fresh-fromthe-dealership cars his products were embellished onto.

5 Belts Vs. Couplings (August 2015)

rotary-type blowers? Examples: for motor KW; RPM; temperature; pressure production; lifetime; etc. In other words, how do I choose between belts or couplings?

6 Plastic Replacing Metal in Coupling Applications (Spring 2007)

When it comes to selecting a connecting element between a drive motor and a pump unit, engineers most often choose an elastomeric coupling because of its failure protection and its vibration damping capabilities. Elastomeric couplings, traditionally manufactured with metallic hubs, feature a rugged and robust design noted for its simplicity.

7 Selection and Performance Criteria for Power Transmission Couplings (October 2008)

Power transmission couplings are widely used for modifi cation of stiff ness and damping in power transmission systems, both in torsion and in other directions (misalignment compensation).

8 Influence of Gear Loads on Spline Couplings (February 2014)

Involute splines are commonly used in gearboxes to connect gears and shafts, especially when high torque is transmitted through the coupling. The load is shared among multiple teeth around the coupling circumference, resulting in higher load capacity than a conventional single key. However, the total load is not equally shared among all spline teeth, mainly because of pitch deviations resulting from the manufacturing process. The load distribution along the spline engagement length is also nonuniform because of tooth misalignments and shaft torsional effects. This paper presents an investigation of the influence of spur gear loads on the load distribution of spline teeth.

9 Fluid Couplings vs VFDs for High Inertia Rotating Driven Loads (September 2017)

As the old adage goes, "There is more than one way to skin a cat." In the early stages of any project, system designers are faced with choices; whether they are designing a new application or retrofitting an old one, they need to determine what is the most efficient, economical and practical way of completing the task at hand. Though there are usually at least two viable means to accomplish the task, the first step is always to review and weigh the merits of each option.

10 Engineering Showcase - Couplings (August 2018)

This issue Engineering Showcase features some of the leading suppliers of couplings.

11 Bellows Couplings: Proper Selection for Optimal Performance (February 2009)

For many years bellows couplings have been near the top of the list of flexible coupling choices for high-performance motion systems. Their high torsional stiffness, low moment of inertia and minimal restoring forces under misalignment make them a preferred choice for maintaining tight control over the load.

12 Thermal Growth Issues and Solutions for Shaft Couplings (August 2018)

Many refineries and chemical plants are built with large pieces of rotating equipment in an outdoor setting exposed to the elements. The author has been researching thermal growth issues for decades across North America.

13 Sorting Out Flexible Couplings (August 2012)

In most cases, industrial power transmission calls for flexible rather than rigid couplings in order to forgive minor shaft misalignment. For that reason, this article will focus solely on the selection of flexible couplings.

14 John Oldham: The Coupling Personified (April 2013)

A biographical sketch of John Oldham, inventor of the Oldham coupling.

15 Selection and Performance Criteria for Power Transmission Couplings, Part II (December 2008)

Part I of this article appeared in the October 2008 issue. It provided an overview and general classifi cations of power transmission couplings, along with selection and performance criteria for rigid couplings and misalignment-compensating couplings. Part II continues the discussion with selection and performance criteria for torsionally flexible and combination-purpose couplings.

16 Tailor-Made (August 2017)

The Role of Coupling Technology in Current Developments in Industry

17 Considering the Mechanical Aspects of ATEX (December 2012)

For the past 30 years or more, designers have paid due diligence to the electrical aspect of hazardous atmosphere equipment design, but have often ignored the mechanical side. In recent years, the mechanical aspects of ATEX design have increasingly come to light. Not only do electrical power transmission products, but also mechanical power transmission products need to comply with the ATEX directive.

18 Electrical and Mechanical Torque Limiting (April 2013)

Q&A: My company manufactures high-speed metal forming machines. We have one application on a feed axis where we are encountering problems with the coupling...

19 How to Prevent Pulley Slippage (February 2017)

I'm not able to get a good connection between the pulley and shaft in my drive assembly. Could you explain the various ways of connecting a pulley to a shaft to prevent the pulley from slipping?

20 The Efficient Drive System (December 2013)

It's a fact that drive systems wouldn't function properly or efficiently without couplings. They quietly go about their business of transferring motion from one drive element to the next. In the PT market today, couplings have the unique challenge of satisfying a variety of customer needs including tighter tolerances, higher speeds and a more versatile selection process.

21 Safety Elements for Mechanical Torque Limiters (June 2010)

The world of high horsepower drives often calls for mechanical design to be approached from different perspectives. As motors, gearboxes and machines increase in size, power density can become disproportionate from one driveline component to the next, emphasizing the need for more rugged, robust and compact equipment.

22 Product News (August 2017)

The latest tools and techologies in power transmission, motion control and related components.

23 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

24 Case Study: JBJ Techniques and the BLOODHOUND SSC Project (April 2016)

Specialist power transmission supplier JBJ Techniques Limited, of Redhill, Surrey, England were recently contacted by the staff of Bloodhound SSC R&D engineering team to solve a problem on the fuel pump test rig. JBJ Techniques had worked with various team members in the past and this previous experience made JBJ an easy choice to assist with this project. The scope of supply was to produce a suitable drive coupling with a maximum diameter of 160 mm, capable of transmitting 550 Nm @ 10,000 rpm, with as short an assembly as possible, and at the same time be able to accept misalignment within the drivetrain.

25 Frictionless, Magnetic Gears and Couplings Gain Traction (February 2010)

The Magnetic Gearing and Turbine Corp. (MGT), founded by Australian inventor Andrew French in 2000, manufactures injection molded gears and couplings based entirely on magnetic technology. The repulsive magnetic forces are used to transmit power without losing any energy, and drive shafts rotate completely independently of each other.

26 It Doesn't End Here (December 2016)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more. This directory represents our best effort to give you updated information about the companies who can provide you with the components you need to design, build and maintain better machinery.

27 A Model for Rolling Bearing Life with Surface and Subsurface Survival - Tribological Effects (September 2016)

Until now the estimation of rolling bearing life has been based on engineering models that consider an equivalent stress, originated beneath the contact surface, that is applied to the stressed volume of the rolling contact. Through the years, fatigue surface–originated failures, resulting from reduced lubrication or contamination, have been incorporated into the estimation of the bearing life by applying a penalty to the overall equivalent stress of the rolling contact. Due to this simplification, the accounting of some specific failure modes originated directly at the surface of the rolling contact can be challenging. In the present article, this issue is addressed by developing a general approach for rolling contact life in which the surfaceoriginated damage is explicitly formulated into the basic fatigue equations of the rolling contact. This is achieved by introducing a function to describe surface-originated failures and coupling it with the traditional, subsurface-originated fatigue risk of the rolling contact. The article presents the fundamental theory of the new model and its general behavior. The ability of the present general method to provide an account for the surface–subsurface competing fatigue mechanisms taking place in rolling bearings is discussed with reference to endurance testing data.

28 2016 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2016)

A comprehensive directory of suppliers of gears, bearings, motors, couplings and other mechanical power transmission and motion control components.

29 Your Search Starts Here (December 2018)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more.

30 MDA, IANA and IMTS 2016 (August 2016)

Where to find the gearboxes, bearings, couplings and other components.

31 Engineering Showcase 2018 (March 2018)

We are pleased to present our fourth annual Engineering Showcase, a celebration of some of the leading products and companies in mechanical power transmission. In the pages that follow, you'll find examples of engineering excellence and technological know-how in the field of gears, drives, couplings, machine parts and other mechanical components.

32 Run Like the Wind - Windpower Conference Heads to Chicago (April 2009)

Wind is the talk of the town. It has become especially relevant to the power transmission community where bearings, gears, couplings, motors and gearboxes are providing the equipment for this thriving alternative energy industry. It comes as no surprise that the Windpower 2009 Conference and Exhibition, arriving in Chicago from May 4–7, will be the largest gathering of wind energy professionals and technologies to date.

33 Chasing Ubiquity (June 2013)

Power Transmission Engineering is the magazine of mechanical components. When you think of gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes and similar products, we want you to think of us. But achieving such front-of-mind presence is one of the most difficult goals in publishing...

34 Product News (April 2013)

SKF energy-efficient bearings, Bishop Wisecarver guided motion system, Weiss torque rotary table, Mico wireless braking system, Nord worm gear series, and SKF expanded range of couplings.

35 Engineering Showcase 2014 (March 2014)

We are pleased to present our first annual Engineering Showcase, a celebration of some of the leading products and companies in mechanical power transmission. In the pages that follow, you’ll find examples of engineering excellence and technological know-how in the field of gears, drives, couplings, machine parts and other mechanical components.

36 Best Practices for Gearbox Assembly and Disassembly (March 2014)

In most applications, gearbox reliability is critical to the productivity of the overall plant operation. So it follows that when industry is looking at the best ways to increase efficiency, reduce downtime, and increase profitability, gearbox performance and reliability are key factors. Designing for repair, and writing effective repair procedures, can speed the service time, and provide a quality refurbishment. The best practices listed in this article are proven, effective methods used to install and remove bearings, seals, gears, couplings and shafts within a gearbox.

37 Engineering Smart (February 2016)

Our theme for 2016 is “Engineering Smart.” Our goal as a publication is to help you engineer better systems, taking advantage of the latest in technology to create mechanical systems that last longer, save energy, cost less and increase performance. The way we do that is by bringing you the best information possible on the design and engineering of gears, gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings and related power transmission components and systems.

News Items About Coupling

1 New R+W Safety Coupling Handbook Includes the Heavy-Duty ST Series (May 13, 2015)
R+W Coupling Technology recently released a new and updated version of its “Safety and Overload Couplings” educational handbo...

2 Kurt Hydraulics Offers RoHS Compliant Hose Couplings (August 8, 2007)
Kurt Hydraulics provides a complete line of 1,500 hose coupling types that comply with the RoHS standard.Couplings are finished with RoHS...

3 Zero-Max Wind Turbine Couplings Easily Handle Torque Spikes and Misalignment (October 10, 2016)
Zero-Max Wind Turbine Couplings are now available as an upgrade replacement for existing wind turbines and for OEM applications.Proven an...

4 Zero-Max ServoClass Couplings Offer Robust Design Features (October 13, 2011)
Design engineers looking to increase speeds in electronic assembly systems will find ServoClass Couplings from Zero-Max a viable design o...

5 Ameridrives Introduces New Disc Coupling (August 6, 2007)
The ASPI-671 compliant disc coupling line for power transmission applications from Ameridrives Couplings was developed with advanced fini...

6 A1C Series Couplings Provide Precise Machine Operation (April 9, 2012)
The continuous improvement practices at Zero-Max have produced a new series of couplings. The CD Coupling-Series A1C are designed for tod...

7 Twin Spring Couplings Release Data on Drivetrain Coupling Technology (June 26, 2017)
Twin Spring Coupling—a New York startup—has released the data on their new drivetrain coupling technology’s first comme...

8 Miki Pulley Introduces Step-Flex Coupling (June 25, 2014)
Miki Pulley announces introduction of its Step-Flex Coupling for direct sale to OEM’s in North America. The Step-Flex is an altogether new class of shaft coupling...

9 Miki Pulley Couplings Offer Precision in Demanding Machine Tool Spindle Applications (June 6, 2016)
High speed Miki Pulley SFD Couplings are rigid, metal disc couplings featuring zero backlash and high torsional stiffness with high conce...

10 Zero-Max Offers ServoClass Couplings (January 17, 2014)
ServoClass Couplings are often described as very smooth and quiet during operation. That smooth operating characteristic is a result of s...

11 Miki Pulley Couplings Absorb Vibration While Allowing High Misalignment (January 18, 2016)
Miki Pulley is introducing their new Bellowflex Couplings for direct sale to OEM’s in North America. These couplings absorb vibrati...

12 Zero-Max Releases Sustainable CD Couplings (November 23, 2010)
Automation designers seeking more sustainability in their system designs will find CD Couplings from Zero-Max have more "green"...

13 Zero-Max Couplings Prevent Positioning Errors (January 25, 2016)
A new ServoClass Coupling size in both single and double flex models has been added to the Zero-Max ServoClass coupling line. Providing h...

14 Huco Launches Guardian Delta Couplings in the U.K. (February 22, 2016)
Huco Dynatork offers Delta flywheel couplings from Guardian Couplings in the U.K. The Delta range is designed to deliver smooth power tra...

15 Zero-Max Couplings Withstand Rigors of Servomotor Systems (August 11, 2011)
Zero-Max Composite Disc (CD) Shaft Couplings combine high performance materials, design features and precision to withstand the rigors of...

16 Zero-Max Offers Miniature Servo Couplings (October 8, 2010)
Miniature Servo Class Couplings from Zero-Max are designed to handle high speed reversing loads and precise positioning requirements in s...

17 Zero-Max Couplings Help Minimize Misalignment (December 15, 2010)
Design engineers looking to reduce heat transfer from servo motors to driven shafts will find ServoClass Couplings from Zero-Max a suitab...

18 Magnetic Clutches and Couplings With No Friction from Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instruments (July 24, 2007)
An exiting new series of Magnetic Clutches & Magnetic Couplings rounds out the growing products from Sterling Instrument (an ISO 9001...

19 Zero Max’s New Couplings Provide Zero Backlash Operation While Handling High Torque (January 19, 2006)
The new CD® Couplings from Zero-Max combine high torsional stiffness and high dynamic load capacity providing engineers with the righ...

20 Ruland Manufacturing’s Couplings Resistant to Wind-Up (March 1, 2007)
The F-series flexible beam couplings with high torsional rigidity are introduced by Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. Couplings feature...

21 Zero-Max ServoClass Couplings Prevent Low Positioning Errors (April 2, 2018)
ServoClass Couplings in both Single and Double Flex models are now available with hubs for k6 and j6 shafts.  These couplings from...

22 Voith Turbo Safeset Wins Major Chinese Safety Coupling Contract (April 16, 2006)
The Voith Turbo product group Safeset Safety Coupling, based in Hudiksvall, Sweden received a major contract from Changchun Railway Vehic...

23 Miki Pulley Step-Flex Couplings Eliminate Resonance in Ball Screw Assemblies (April 20, 2018)
Miki Pulley’s Step-Flex Couplings improve ball screw performance while solving resonance and vibration problems. The Step-Flex is a...

24 Zero-Max Introduces Zero Backlash Couplings (April 27, 2006)
The new of ServoClass? Couplings by Zero-Max feature zero backlash and higher torsional stiffness required in modern servo motor applicat...

25 Rexnord XTSR Disc Couplings Provide Compact Size (June 20, 2013)
Rexnord recently introduced its new Thomas XTSR52 and XTSR71 Disc Couplings, an offering with enhanced features that provide customers wi...

26 Miki Pulley Magnetic Couplings Transmit Torque with Non-Contact Shaft-to-Shaft Connection (July 2, 2018)
Miki Pulley’s Magnetic Couplings transmit torque from one shaft to another using a magnetic field rather than a mechanical connecti...

27 Rexnord Introduces MCF 3000 Series Couplings (June 14, 2018)
Rexnord recently announced the introduction of the 3000 series MCF coupling. MCF Couplings are used as an alternative to hollow shaft mou...

28 Zero-Max Offset Couplings Offer New Features (March 21, 2013)
Zero-Max “Schmidt” Offset Couplings now feature needle bearings with internal micro-poly lubrication that do not require peri...

29 Rexnord Releases Long Span and 4-Bolt Disc Couplings (September 15, 2017)
Rexnord is proud to introduce the latest addition to our line of Thomas XTSR Disc Couplings, the Long Span XTSR (XTSRLS) and the 4-Bolt X...

30 Ameridrives Couplings Available with Torsi-Lock Hubs (October 7, 2011)
Developed for API 610 service, Torsiflex-i flexible disc couplings feature a robust disc pack design, allowing for greater torque load in...

31 R+W Offers Rigid Bellows Couplings for Heavy Engineering (August 16, 2011)
Extreme temperature ranges, high pollution levels, high vibration levels, and 24/7/365 operation call for highly engineered drive compone...

32 Baldor Introduces Grid-Lign Couplings (August 26, 2011)
Baldor Electric Company introduces the  Baldor-Dodge pre-lubricated Grid-Lign coupling, a maintenance-free, lubed-for-life design th...

33 SKF Expands Range of Couplings (February 28, 2013)
SKF offers an extensive range of standard and customized couplings engineered for high performance and reliability in power transmission...

34 Zero Max Expands Wind Turbine Couplings (February 3, 2011)
Zero-Max, Inc. recently announced the expansion of its wind turbine couplings covering a broad range of wind turbine applications. Z...

35 Renold Couplings Ensure Trucks Keep Mining (April 22, 2011)
When a large construction and mining company were plagued by the constant failure of the couplings on their underground mine trucks, they...

36 Huco Examines Flexible Coupling Selection (March 28, 2013)
Flexible shaft couplings connect two shafts, end to end. They transmit rotation from one to the other and accommodate the slight, unin...

37 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 vibrat...

38 Voith Turbo Supplies Fluid Couplings for AFC Drives (February 15, 2013)
The Jin Cheng Coal Group, one of the biggest coal groups in China, found a way to avoid unexpected downtimes of the AFCs (Armored Face Co...

39 Emerson Introduces New Coupling Catalog (January 12, 2012)
Power Transmission Solutions, a business unit of Emerson Industrial Automation, introduces its new consolidated 300-page industrial coupl...

40 Baldor Introduces Dodge Disc Coupling (June 6, 2012)
Baldor Electric Company introduces the new Dodge Disc coupling, a solution for pumping applications in the oil and gas industry. The prod...

41 Bellows Couplings Offer Accuracy and Repeatability (April 26, 2012)
Bellows couplings from Ruland Manufacturing offer a high degree of accuracy and repeatability for renewable solar energy applications inc...

42 Ruland Offers Backlash-Free Couplings (January 27, 2011)
For high technology applications such as test and measurement, inspection, semiconductor, solar panel production equipment as well as med...

43 Zero-Max Offers High Torque Couplings (July 11, 2012)
Customized high torque CD couplings up to 20 inches in diameter handling 78,000 Nm peak torque are now available from Zero-Max. Available...

44 Zero-Max Adds Single and Double Disc Coupling Sizes (September 4, 2012)
A new single and double disc coupling size has been added to the popular Zero-Max ServoClass coupling line. The addition of the SD025R an...

45 Stafford Couplings Join Unsupported Shafts (December 6, 2012)
A full line of rigid shaft couplings that come in a broad range of types, sizes, and materials for joining unsupported shafts in applicat...

46 Voith Adds Compression Type Coupling to Product Range (December 28, 2012)
Permanent high stress levels and sub-standard components can lead to reduced equipment performance and reliability as a result of wear an...

47 Zero-Max Offers Overload Safety Couplings (January 7, 2013)
Overload safety couplings from Zero-Max are available in special models designed for washdown applications. They clean up easily, won&rsq...

48 TB Wood's Offers Coupling Catalog (March 29, 2012)
TB Wood's has recently expanded its eCatalog to include Sure-Flex, Dura-Flex and Form-Flex (FSH & HSH) couplings. The enhanced on...

49 Ruland Offers Diverse Servo Couplings Line (December 10, 2012)
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. manufactures a diverse line of servo couplings to provide solutions for applications such as stepper and s...

50 R+W Updates Range of Line Shaft Couplings (December 28, 2011)
One of the key competencies of R+W, a German based manufacturer of flexible couplings and torque limiters for high speed and high precisi...

51 Kurt Hydraulics Couplings Handle More Applications (February 17, 2012)
Kurt Hydraulics full line of W-Style couplings is compatible with low pressure braided hoses and high pressure spiral hoses. Handling mor...

52 Renold Couplings Prevent Costly Excavations (February 24, 2012)
When a large equipment manufacturer needed a long term solution to protect against costly coupling failure on their excavators, they turn...

53 Ruland Offers Low Inertia Disc Couplings (February 27, 2012)
Ruland offers both single and double disc style couplings for highly accurate systems found in industries such as test and measurement, m...

54 Altra Manufactures Bespoke Grid Coupling for Press Pump (February 5, 2013)
The grid coupling of a large water pump at Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering Ltd. (S.F.E.L.) was coming to the end of its operational li...

55 Metal Bellow Coupling Offers Standard Flange Connection (December 5, 2011)
Jakob Antriebstechnik is developing a metal bellow coupling with a standardized flange connection. For many years metal bellow couplings ...

56 R+W Offer Explosion Proof Couplings (September 27, 2010)
Flexible couplings are a highly critical component when it comes to explosive atmospheres found in automotive paint and cleaning stations...

57 Zero-Max's Newest Couplings Designed for Servo Application with High Reverse Load and Precise Positioning (May 30, 2007)
The next generation of ServoClass® couplings has been introduced by Zero-Max. According to the company's press release, the new c...

58 Rigid Couplings (May 30, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 1,044 timing flexible coupling rigid coupling, Oldham coupling, Bellows coupling, flexible sha...

59 Flexible Couplings from SDP/SI (May 30, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 1,044 timing flexible coupling rigid coupling, Oldham coupling, Bellows coupling, flexible sha...

60 R + W America Publishes the First in Coupling Book Series (May 31, 2007)
R+W has released a new handbook for the design and application of precision couplings and line shafts as a part of a series of technical ...

61 Fairloc-Bellows, Neo-Flex and Shaft Couplings (June 5, 2007)
Fastening rotating components to shafts has become easier with Fairloc® Components. The patented system offers several features including...

62 Zero-Max's Stress Resistant Couplings Operate at High Speeds (June 11, 2007)
Zero-Max CD® couplings with aluminum hubs are designed for servo motor and other precision motion control applications. CD couplings comb...

63 Ruland's Couplings Accomodate High Misalignment (June 7, 2007)
Ruland Manufacturing's oldham couplings accomodate large amounts of parallel misalignment. Applications for oldham couplings incl...

64 Renold Introduces Interchangeable Range of Gearboxes and Couplings (May 24, 2007)
Renold will exhibit its SMXtra interchangeable range of gearboxes and fluid couplings, for quarrying applications, at the Hillhead Exhibi...

65 Zero Max’s Newest Couplings Provide Zero Backlash and High Torsional Stiffness in Medical Actuation Systems (February 6, 2007)
The next generation of ServoClass couplings from Zero-Max have even high torsional stiffness and are the suitable for handling high speed...

66 New Fluid Coupling from Voith Turbo (December 23, 2004)
The new TurboSyn friction turbo coupling from Voith Turbo is designed for the operation of mills. The basic design of the TurboSyn is ...

67 New Coupling Brochure from Voith Turbo (December 21, 2003)
Users can now download or order a new brochure from Voith Turbo detailing their offerings for the 2005 season. According to the compan...

68 Voith Introduces New Fluid Coupling (April 13, 2005)
The new TurboSyn friction coupling from Voith Turbo increases the economy of single drives and utilizes its potential for energy savings....

69 KTR Introduces New Couplings (April 16, 2005)
The Rotex ZS-DKM-H from KTR Corp. has been developed for the pump industry. The main innovation feature of the H type coupling is the she...

70 Boston Gear Publishes Coupling Guide (January 9, 2007)
Boston Gear has published a comprehensive, 60-page reference guide to introduce its complete line of Huco couplings. According to the...

71 R+W America’s New Couplings Qualified for Power Transmission and Pump Drive Applications (January 4, 2007)
R+W America’s new ECOLIGHT-TX1 series of molded thermoplastic insert couplings offer a reduced mass and moment of inertia, accompani...

72 Maska Offers New Coupling (July 23, 2007)
Maska has added the Four-Flex,  an elastomeric gear type coupling.  The cast iron flanges are machined in Canada, with two...

73 New Magnetic Clutches and Couplings from Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument Feature Frictionless Parts (July 25, 2007)
A new series of magnetic clutches and couplings from Sterling Instrument feature no friction or wearing parts, uses no electricity and no...

74 Coupling Design Allows Simple Radial Exchange (June 2, 2010)
The Centaflex Series AR rubber-in-compression flexible coupling incorporates a patented split through one of the axial aluminum inserts, ...

75 ServoClass Couplings Add Three Sizes (May 10, 2010)
Appropriate for precision positioning requirements and high reverse load characteristics of challenging AC and DC servomotor applications...

76 Shaft Collars, Couplings Designed for Solar Installations (April 30, 2010)
Ruland Manufacturing Co. Inc. offers a selection of shaft collars and couplings specifically designed for harsh environments and use in s...

77 Voith Fluid Couplings Assist Belt Conveyors (April 19, 2013)
New fluid coupling TurboBelt 780 TPXL from Voith raises the productivity of high powered belt conveyors.Developed especially for the driv...

78 Zero Maintenance Bearings Available for Schmidt Offset Couplings (October 4, 2010)
Zero maintenance bearings are now available as an option for Schmidt Offset couplings from Zero-Max. This new coupling feature eliminates...

79 Collars and Couplings for Conveyor Systems (January 11, 2011)
Standard and custom collars and couplings offered in a wide range of designs for building and maintaining conveyor drive systems and fram...

80 Stafford Releases Dual-Keyed Couplings (November 4, 2010)
A new line of large bore couplings was recently introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. Stafford Dual-Keyed couplings featur...

81 Low Inertia Couplings Reduce Cycle Time (April 30, 2010)
Zero-Max's low inertia, lightweight coupling with high rotional stiffness for servo motor applications comes with its aluminum CD mod...

82 High Capacity Torque Limiter Uses Vibration Damping Jaw Type Coupling (April 9, 2010)
The ST2 series torque limiter from R+W allows for one compact unit to be installed, saving space and cost when into a high horsepower dri...

83 Zero-Max Offers Three New Sizes To Its ServoClass Coupling Line (October 25, 2007)
Zero-Max has added three new sizes to its ServoClass coupling line designed to handle high-speed reversing loads and precise positioning ...

84 Ruland’s Couplings Contain Keyways in Each Bore (August 8, 2007)
Ruland Manufacturing's stepped bore rigid couplings with standard keyways in each bore. The couplings are a two-piece style allowing ...

85 CD-ROM on Voith Fill-Controlled Fluid Couplings (February 4, 2009)
Voith Turbo, the drive technology specialist, presents animations of fill-controlled fluid couplings on a multimedia CD-ROM. Fill-control...

86 Inch and Metric Magnetic Disk Couplings from Sterling Instrument Feature No Wearing Parts (July 8, 2009)
Magnetic disk couplings from Sterling Instrument (ISO 9001:2000+AS9100B Registered Manufacturer) feature no friction or wearing parts, us...

87 Double-Walled Steel Bellows Couplings Withstand High Torque (November 10, 2009)
The BK3 couplings from R+W America are designed for high torque servo gearboxes. They feature double-walled stainless steel bellows that ...

88 Slit Type Plastic Couplings Feature Low Cost Solutions (August 24, 2009)
Sterling Instrument now offers a series of slit type plastic couplings that are inexpensive, UV resistant with voltage and RF isolation. ...

89 R+W Offers SL2 Safety Coupling (January 19, 2011)
Making use of the existing BKC line of compact bellows couplings, the all new SL2 safety coupling from R+W America offers a compact,...

90 Pepperl+Fuchs Introduces Inductive Coupling Devices (November 11, 2013)
Pepperl+Fuchs introduces flat-pack style transmitter coupling devices to their WIS (short range wireless inductive coupling system) produ...

91 R+W Releases STE Safety Coupling With Elastomer Connection (December 9, 2016)
R+W has recently narrowed the gap between its classic precision and industrial drive safety couplings with the new STE series. Featuring ...

92 R+W SP3 Bellows Coupling Added to High-Speed Lineup (October 19, 2016)
Bellows couplings are well known in highly dynamic precision applications because of their continuous symmetry, high torsional rigidity, ...

93 Ruland Offers Metric Rigid Couplings with Step Bores (October 14, 2016)
Ruland has expanded its line of rigid couplings to include metric sizes with step bores. This gives equipment manufacturers designing pre...

94 R+W Releases STB Safety Coupling (December 29, 2016)
R+W brings heavy duty torque overload protection to dynamic precision applications with the new STB series safety coupling.  Featuri...

95 Stafford Shaft Collars and Couplings Meet Robot Design Requirements (January 12, 2017)
A wide range of standard and custom manufactured shaft collars, couplings, clamps, mounting devices, and rotary encoders are being introd...

96 R+W Safety Couplings Suitable for Wastewater Applications (February 24, 2017)
By popular demand, R+W has developed a standard model of corrosion proof ball detent safety coupling for clarifier drives in water treatm...

97 Stafford Expands Shaft Collars and Couplings for Mechanical Drive Systems (February 23, 2017)
An expanded line of metric shaft collars, couplings, and mounting components suited for mechanical drive systems and structural applicati...

98 Zero-Max Offers Custom CD Coupling for Challenging Motion System Applications (January 19, 2017)
Connecting motion components over a long space requires multiple engineering design disciplines to manufacture a coupling that maintains ...

99 Zero-Max CD Couplings Offer High Power Density (September 6, 2016)
The quest for smaller machine footprints continues as designers seek new ways to reduce machine size while increasing output. The Zero-Ma...

100 Stafford Develops Collars and Couplings for Maintenance, Repair and Retrofit (August 29, 2016)
A new group of shaft collars, couplings, thrust assemblies and repair kits especially developed for maintenance applications is being int...

101 Stafford Couplings Solve Mating Problems (May 16, 2016)
Custom engineered and manufactured rigid shaft couplings that can be modified to solve a wide range of design and load handling issues ar...

102 R+W Releases Informational Video on Precision Safety Couplings (May 11, 2016)
Learn about the basic design, function, and handling of R+W ball-detent torque limiters and safety couplings, including how to properly ...

103 Ringfeder Engine Coupling Optimizes Torsional Stiffness (April 14, 2016)
Ringfeder Power Transmission has developed a patent-pending engine coupling that optimizes torsional stiffness and misalignment tolerance...

104 TB Wood's Expands L-Jaw Coupling Line (June 23, 2016)
The TB Wood’s line of L-Jaw couplings has recently been expanded to include a larger range of bore sizes, as well as new aluminum a...

105 Ruland Beam Couplings Benefit Stepper and Servo-Driven Systems (June 24, 2016)
Ruland beam couplings are designed to couple stepper and servo motors to encoders, lead screws, and light duty actuators in a variety of ...

106 R+W Offers New Models and Sizes for ST Safety Couplings (August 24, 2016)
High capacity torque limiters from R+W now have more customization and sizing options. After years of development, the ST line has added ...

107 Timken Acquires Industrial Coupling Manufacturer Lovejoy Inc. (July 11, 2016)
The Timken Company has announced that it has acquired Lovejoy, Inc., a manufacturer of premium industrial couplings and universal joints,...

108 Ruland Introduces Oldham Couplings for Actuator Driven Systems (March 27, 2017)
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. presents oldham couplings for actuator driven systems. The oldham couplings are zero-backlash, have a bala...

109 R+W Adds LPZ Short Spacer Into Disc Coupling Line (May 5, 2017)
In its effort to fill in and complete its flexible disc coupling offering, R+W has added a standard coupling adapter which provides custo...

110 Kurt Hydraulics Offers Thermoplastic Hose and Couplings for High-Pressure Applications (August 21, 2018)
Kurt Hydraulics thermoplastic hose is designed for medium to high pressure applications with robust, yet flexible design for use in const...

111 Couplings: Stainless Steel Mesh Inserts Designed for High-Temp Environments (August 20, 2018)
For designers who have had to compromise by using larger couplings than otherwise necessary - or coupling styles that are less desi...

112 Ameridrives and Bibby Turboflex Introduce Unique Triangular Design for Disc Couplings (August 14, 2018)
Ameridrives and Bibby Turboflex have developed the Tri-Bushing, a unique flex element/blade triangular bushing design that increases the ...

113 Stafford Ridgid Shaft Couplings Perform Special Design Functions (September 17, 2018)
A full line of off-the-shelf specialty shaft couplings that are designed to meet different mounting and positioning challenges has been i...

114 Ruland Offers Installation and Assembly Tools for Shafts and Couplings (October 4, 2018)
Ruland has added a new accessory product line including key stock, hex keys and torque wrenches to assist with assembly and installation ...

115 Ruland Distributes Schmidt Controlflex Couplings (November 30, 2018)
Ruland Manufacturing is now an authorized distributor for Controlflex couplings manufactured by Schmidt-Kupplung in Wolfenbüttel, Ge...

116 Voith Offers Flexible Coupling for OEM Test Cells (October 17, 2018)
Voith is proud to offer a tailored, highly flexible D2300 coupling for a major engine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)’s tes...

117 Stafford Rigid Couplings Prevent Axial and Radial Slippage (May 31, 2018)
A line of rigid couplings that are ideal for heavy, suspended loads on shafts used in mixers, pumps, fans and related drive systems has...

118 Miki Pulley Introduces Jaw Spider Couplings (May 25, 2018)
Miki Pulley’s ALS couplings are general purpose power transmission couplings designed to transmit torque by connecting two shafts...

119 Ameridrives Introduces High Performance Turboflex Plus Coupling (July 7, 2017)
Ameridrives and Bibby Turboflex have collaborated to introduce a new series of high performance disc couplings designed to meet the strin...

120 Stafford Offers Shaft Collars, Couplings and Mounts for Drones and UAVs (June 28, 2017)
A broad range of standard and custom shaft collars, couplings, clamps, and mounts for attaching cameras, sensors, and other devices to dr...

121 R+W Disc Couplings Offer Integrated Coolant Tube (June 21, 2017)
R+W has recently expanded its LP product line with a new disc pack coupling model. In addition to the wide range of standard designs, R+W...

122 R+W Offers Specially-Designed ST Series Coupling for Extruding Equipment (July 17, 2017)
R+W has yet again expanded its line of ST series safety couplings, with a specially designed version now available for the protection of ...

123 Ruland Jaw Couplings Utilized for Precision Conveyors (July 20, 2017)
Ruland zero-backlash jaw couplings have a balanced design, accommodate all forms of misalignment and have high dampening capabilities, ma...

124 Stafford Offers Coupling Covers for Hostile Environments (March 7, 2018)
A new series of plastic covers for protecting rigid shaft couplings from hostile environments and permitting use in washdown applicatio...

125 R+W Offers Midsize Heavy Duty Safety Couplings (November 17, 2017)
R+W has recently introduced two new smaller STN series safety couplings with conical clamping hubs, to bring heavy duty industrial style ...

126 Mayr Couplings Provide Accurate Measurement Results (April 12, 2016)
Essential components for torque measuring flanges in test benches are shaft couplings, which reliably compensate for any shaft misalignme...

127 Miki Pulley Couplings are Effective at Dampening System Vibration (April 5, 2016)
Miki Pulley is introducing its unique CPU Pin Type couplings for direct sale to OEM’s in North America. These CPU couplings are hig...

128 Ringfeder Introduces GWS Couplings (May 19, 2014)
In daily operation, high-performance heavy-duty gears have to continuously withstand huge loads...

129 Stafford Introduces Variety of Collars and Couplings (February 20, 2014)
A full line of shaft collars and rigid shaft couplings that come in a wide variety of configurations for conveyor drive and roller system...

130 Voith Turbo Couplings Prevent Downtime (February 13, 2014)
The Indonesian mining company Bukit Asam expands its operations at Tanjung Enim Coal Mine in Sumatra, Indonesia. For ten new belt conveyo...

131 Altra Offers Combined Misalignment Coupling and Slip Clutch (July 8, 2014)
The Oldham clutch-coupling from Huco Dynatork provides system protection and misalignment compensation in one, compact device. It combine...

132 Altra Couplings Solves Vibration Issues for Large Pumps (August 7, 2014)
A large raw water pumping station in Malaysia was suffering from severe vibration problems with the drivetrains on a number of large pump...

133 Voith's 1,000th TPKL Fluid Coupling Goes to a Chinese Belt Conveyor Drive (December 29, 2014)
Voith recently manufactured their 1,000th fluid coupling type TPKL. The coupling will go to the DaTong Coal Mining Group in China. The fi...

134 Baldor Electric Announces QD Bushed Para-Flex Couplings (September 15, 2014)
Baldor Electric Company recently announced a new addition to its Baldor-Dodge coupling product offering -- the QD bushed Para-Flex coupli...

135 Ruland Introduces Beam Couplings for Medical Applications (September 2, 2014)
Ruland beam couplings are zero backlash, have high torsional stiffness and accommodate misalignment, making them well suited for encoder,...

136 Ringfeder Develops Ring-flex Coupling (February 5, 2014)
Whether in test stands, pumps or machining centres – more and more users are relying on torsion-proof multiple-disc couplings for t...

137 Mayr Offers Easy-to-Assemble Shaft Couplings (December 26, 2013)
High screw tightening torques can become a real challenge during installation of large shaft couplings – especially where space is ...

138 Ringfeder Offers Elastomer Couplings (August 28, 2013)
When it comes to absorbing vibrations and shocks in drives the GERWAH portfolio is fit for transmitting torques of up to 2.400 newton met...

139 Emerson Coupling Manages Torsional Vibration (June 25, 2013)
The Kop-Flex MAX-C WB hybrid coupling is a new solution for managing torsional vibration in high-performance drivetrains powered by synch...

140 Mayr Offers Coupling with Integrated Torque Measurement (May 29, 2013)
The torque-measuring shaft coupling ROBA-DSM is based on the tried-and-tested backlash-free shaft coupling ROBA-DS. This torque measureme...

141 Bibby Turbo Develops Carbon Fiber Shaft Coupling (September 26, 2013)
Based on its market leading Torsiflex range, Bibby has developed a composite, carbon fiber shaft coupling which has the unique ability ...

142 Tsubaki Launches LN Series of Couplings (October 10, 2013)
Tsubakimoto Chain has launched its LN Series of Jaw-Flex coupling to the European market. The high-precision coupling is specifically des...

143 Voith Couplings Utilized on Belt Conveyor Drive (December 6, 2013)
When high reliability and power are needed, the mining company Xishan Jinxing Energy Co. Ltd relies on the fill-controlled 866 TPKL fluid...

144 Zero-Max Custom Coupling Provides Solution for Handling Extra Misalingment (December 12, 2018)
The challenge was connected motion components in a composite fiber processing system that needed extra parallel misalignment capacity to ...

145 Zero-Max ServoClass Couplings Feature Fail Safe Clamping Hubs (March 4, 2015)
ServoClass couplings from Zero-Max feature fail safe clamping hubs that provide maximum torque transmission in high speed applications.&n...

146 Ringfeder Adds Line of Heavy-duty Shaft Couplings (March 10, 2015)
Ringfeder Power Transmission Group has expanded its offering of heavy-duty couplings with the acquisition of Tschan GmbH, a supplier of n...

147 Ringfeder TSCHAN TNR Couplings Designed for Wide Range of Rigidity (December 21, 2015)
Unlike commonly used, torsionally elastic shaft couplings, the TSCHAN TNR is adjustable and therefore allows for a ...

148 Voith 715 SVL Variable-Speed Fluid Couplings Utilized in ESPO Pipeline (November 3, 2015)
The ESPO Pipeline is a project of the Russian pipeline operator Transneft and a showcase project for Voith hydrodynamic variable-speed fl...

149 Ruland Disc Couplings Built for High Accuracy, High Speed Systems (October 5, 2015)
Ruland recently started advertising their line of disc couplings. Disc couplings from Ruland are torsionally stiff, operate with zero-bac...

150 AutomationDirect Adds Drive Couplings to SureMotion Line (December 29, 2015)
Rotating shaft-driven mechanical components are commonly used in all forms of machinery that perform the various pr...

151 Stafford Couplings and Adapters Provide Different Mating Options (January 8, 2016)
A full line of rigid shaft couplings and shaft adapters for OEM and MRO applications requiring the mating of different types of shafts is...

152 TB Wood's Offers Coupling Video Series (March 31, 2016)
A series of informative TB Wood’s coupling videos has been produced to clearly show the proper installation steps and maintenance t...

153 Oldham Offers Couplings for Conveyor Systems (January 21, 2016)
Oldham couplings from Ruland are zero-backlash, have a balanced design, accommodate large parallel misalignment, and are highly versatile...

154 Zero-Max ServoClass Couplings Feature Precise 304 Stainless Steel Disc Members (October 2, 2015)
Zero-Max’s ServoClass couplings are designed and manufactured to meet the exacting and consistent standards required of components ...

155 Ringfeder Safety Couplings Designed So Torque is Transferred With No Clearance (August 25, 2015)
Ringfeder Power Transmission is now providing a range of safety couplings made under the Gerwah trademark. By combining divers hubs and c...

156 Control-Flex Couplings From Zero-Max Designed Offer Electrically Isolated Design (May 26, 2015)
Control-Flex couplings from Zero-Max are designed for encoder applications. Where speed and positioning feedback in a system is critical,...

157 Ringfeder Offering New Series of Flange Couplings for Heavy Duty Applications (April 15, 2015)
Ringfeder Power Transmission is now offering its new RfN 5571 series of flange couplings for heavy duty applications. These couplings off...

158 Miki Pulley Introduces its Jaw Type, High RPM Shaft Coupling (March 27, 2015)
Miki Pulley recently introduced its Jaw Type, High RPM coupling for direct sale to OEM’s in North America. This ALS-SGN model handl...

159 Ruland Oldham Couplings Can Be Used in Print Applications (June 5, 2015)
Ruland manufactures zero-backlash oldham couplings that accommodate high amounts of parallel misalignment with low bearing loads and have...

160 Tschan 'TNT' Combines GWS Torque Delimiters and Claw Couplings (June 30, 2015)
Tschan recently presented Tschan “TNT”, a marriage of two established products. It is a combination of Gerwah’s “...

161 Ringfeder Tschan TNR Elastic Couplings Optimize Torsional Vibration During Operation (August 18, 2015)
Ringfeder Power Transmission recently introduced the Tschan TNR, a new model for highly elastic couplings. Unlike commonly used torsional...

162 Stafford Shaft Collars and Couplings Include 3,600 Standard Items for Building and Maintenance Converting Equipment (July 30, 2015)
Stafford is now offering its standard line of shaft collars and couplings in a range of designs and materials for building and maintainin...

163 Ringfeder Offers Permanently Magnetic Couplings (May 8, 2013)
Permanently magnetic couplings are becoming increasingly popular among manufacturers as sealing elements in their pumps, filter systems a...