Dodge Para-Flex elements are manufactured with reinforcing fabric tension cords that transmit much of the torque during operation and offer a wear indicator to the user when the element should be changed
out. The uniform and centered beads, in the foot of the tire element prevent it from pulling out during operation. Additionally, the tire element is reinforced at the split to reduce fatigue and extend life.
Torsionally Soft Rubber Protects Connected Equipment
The flexible design of the Dodge Para-Flex element is crucial in preventing damage to connected equipment in harsh-running environments. The torsional softness is instrumental in dampening vibrations and absorbing shock loads to the system.
The Dodge Para-Flex natural rubber element is static conductive which provides an insurance policy for customers’ equipment. The static conductivity allows current to safely pass from an ungrounded system component to a grounded system component. Allowing current to safely pass through the natural rubber element prevents the possibility of arcing during operation.
Dodge Para-Flex elements provide accommodation of shaft misalignment during installation, running-time, and replacement better than other elastomeric elements. With a combined 4° angular, 1/8-in. (3.17 mm) parallel, and 5/16-in. (7.93 mm) end-float capability, Para-Flex couplings will perform in difficult applications and reduce valuable time needed for installation and maintenance.