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The different applications of industrial couplings

Couplings are essentially a device which is used to connect two shafts in order to transmit power. While couplings in general do not enable to disconnection of shafts during operation, torque limiting couplings can disconnect when torque limit is exceeded.

From Sit couplings to Sitex st couplings, Tschan posiflex couplings to Tschan tormax couplings, the fundamental purpose of these essential industrial components is to join two pieces of rotating equipment whilst allowing an element of end movement, misalignment, or both.

Flexible couplings

Flexible couplings are used in machinery for a number of different purposes. In fact most mechanical equipment require, at some point, a flexible coupling to link two or sometimes more steel shafts.

The purpose of flexible shaft couplings is to absorb the shaft restoring loads while retaining a certain amount of rigidity in transmission of torque and rotation. The amount of resistance to the twist – known as torsional stiffness – required, varies from one application to another.

Couplings used for rotating shafts have a huge field of applications. Some of the most common applications include cement, machines, mining, power generation, rail, steel and non-ferrous, pulp and paper and petrolchemical.

Heavy duty couplings

Heavy duty couplings that are made out of all metal provide maximum power capacity within a minimum space. They also provide incredible misalignment capacity.

These labour-saving devices expedite the connection and disconnection of pneumatic, hydraulic and fluid transfer components. The primary applications of heavy duty couplings are steelworks, mining, crane drives and general heavy industrial applications.

In a previous blog we explained the different types of couplings. We looked at how the likes of Stellflex grid couplings and Sitex fl couplings, are essential mechanical elements that drive two forces together.

YB Components are specialists in the supply of couplings for industrial uses. We supply all the leading brands of couplings, including Desch, Enemac, Falk, Jaure, Kauermann couplings, kumera, Reich couplings, Sit and Tschan.

Whether you need large rigid couplings for paper processing or flexible couplings for crane drives, YB Components will be able to provide you with the right coupling for the job.