The technical division of AGMA directs the committees that develop and maintain standards and information sheets pertaining to the gear industry. Although often viewed as an accessory for gearboxes, flexible couplings are critical components of any machinery system, since they connect two separate pieces of rotating equipment. The Flexible Coupling Committee is responsible for 12 standards and one information sheet that are specific to flexible couplings. Six of those standards encompassing three subjects will be highlighted in this article.
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