Wrapflex couplings use material-flexing that does not require any lubrication. They are used in a wide variety of applications across many different industries due to their superior vibration damping properties and high misalignment capacity. These qualities of wrapflex couplings help extend the life of the equipment they are used with, and are always easy to replace.
The wrapflex couplings by Falk Couplings are some of the best known of this coupling type, with Falk suppliers YB Components keeping local stocks of these excellent wrapflex couplings ready to ship out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world.
Benefits of Wrapflex Couplings
The special element used in the manufacture of wrapflex couplings to provide a high amount of resistance to wear and tear, as well as to chemical spills and splashes, is Polyurethane. Essentially a plastic material, it is quite commonplace and exists in a variety of forms in every day objects, even if you don’t always see it. It can be rigid or flexible and can be in the form of coatings and adhesives, or even in mattresses and foam insulation. It is the special composition of the Polyurethane used in wrapflex couplings that make them so popular for industrial applications.
They have a large operating temperature range, usually able to operate in conditions with a temperature as low as -40 degrees Celsius, and as high as 93 degrees Celsius.
The torque capacity of wrapflex couplings is impressive as it ranges up to 15,028 Nm. Bore capacities can be as wide as 186 mm, producing up to 4,500 rpm depending on the coupling in question and the application it is being used for.
Falk Wrapflex Couplings
The highest quality wrapflex couplings available are the Falk Wrapflex Couplings, available through Falk suppliers YB Components. They come in nine sizes and feature both close-coupled and spacer designs that accommodate shaft spacing.
The replace-in-place feature reduces downtime for machines as the motors or drives won’t need to be removed to replace a Falk Wrapflex Coupling. They are quick and easy to install and minimise the amount of time needed for realignment.
ATEX-Certified Wrapflex Couplings
The name of the ATEX certification comes from the French for ‘atmosphères explosibles’ and refers to all equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres. The certification is a European Union directive from the European Committee for Standardisation. It covers all “equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.”
This means all components that are ATEX-certified are safe for use in any atmosphere that can be potentially explosive, such as environments where flammable gases, mists or vapours are present, or combustible dust in created through the operations.
The corresponding certificate in the United States would be either the OSHA or NEC certificates, which covers the same kind of safety standards.
If you require any Falk Wrapflex Couplings then contact YB Components who are the UK’s leading Falk suppliers.