The OEP type UA Oldham/Universal coupling differs from other versions of the Oldham/Universal coupling (UC and UI) in that its midsection is machined from metal bar, the same alloy as the hubs. The UA is a strong, stiff, robust coupling, and can easily be configured for larger or non-standard sizes. A Delrin© (or higher temperature […]
Oldham couplings are typically used in motion control applications where zero-backlash performance is required. However, these couplings are increasingly used as an alternative to straight jaw couplings on general industrial equipment such as pumps, valves, gearboxes, and conveyor systems due to their versatility, ease of assembly, and extended life if misalignment is present. The oldham […]
Ruland manufactures a variety of components including oldham couplings and beam couplings. While both coupling types are backlash-free and feature misalignment capabilities, small performance differences make the choice of coupling critical depending on application parameters.
Updated May 2019 || Physical values such as torque, torsional rigidity, spring stiffness, moment of inertia, imbalance, and zero-backlash play a major role in coupling design. Here are a few facts to keep in mind when you design your motion system. 1. Torque (Nm) is the product of an acting force and the effective length […]
For a coupling in a servo application to work properly, you need to satisfy a number of application factors including: torque, shaft misalignment, stiffness, speed, and space requirements. Here’s a look at the available types of servo couplings and what you need to consider for each of them during the selection process. Beam couplings Beam […]
The design and manufacture of customised linear positioning systems on short lead times is key to LinTech’s success. This California-based company offers an exceptionally wide range of options enabling its customers to create the optimum system for the job. To compensate for misalignment between the motor shaft and screw (or belt) drive shaft extension LinTech’s […]
Huco Dynatork, an Altra Industrial Motion company, offers the worlds most comprehensive range of small precision couplings from a single manufacturer. Huco’s precision couplings are ideal for use in high-end servo drives, pulse generators, scanners, X-Y positioning slides, high speed dynamometers, measuring instruments, robotics, machine tools and in many other applications where specific dimensional or performance […]