Designed with a parallel linkage-style flexible disc, Control-Flex provides radial flexibility to reduce reaction forces such as side loads on shaft bearings and seals that can be caused by shaft misalignment. The Control-Flex disc allows parallel, angular and axial shaft misalignment while maintaining constant transmission of torque and angular velocity.
Control-Flex couplings consist of two hubs (to be attached to the system shafts) and a center flex member. This flexible member is affixed to the hubs through pins that make separating easy if required. Two versions of the coupling are available: a single-flex disc version for standard torque capacity, and a two-flex disc version for increased torque capacity and torsional stiffness.
Control-Flex also offers electrical isolation and lower reaction loads than many other coupling options. Control Flex couplings are ideal for use in packaging, medical device, machine tool, conveying and automated assembly systems that utilize encoder feedback devices.