Mechanical Power Transmission Flexible Shaft Couplings
Shaft misalignment can limit a machine’s performance, cause excessive vibration, high reaction loads, and accelerated wear, and often leads to premature equipment failure. Flexible Shaft Couplings can help prevent these issues by transmitting torque while compensating for parallel, angular, and axial misalignment between drive components. When installed correctly, zero-backlash couplings can reduce vibration, minimize noise, and protect drive shaft components.
High-Performance Flexible Shaft Couplings from the Industry LeaderZero-Max is an industry-leading coupling manufacturer. Our zero-backlash Flexible Shaft Couplings handle large shaft misalignments without causing high radial stress and perform better than other flexible or rigid alternatives in high-performance applications. Passion, quality, service, and decades of experience and expertise went into designing each of our lines. The results are components that deliver:
Choosing the Right Flexible Shaft Coupling for Your ApplicationFlexible Shaft Couplings provide torque transmission while helping to improve machine performance and life, but using a low performance coupling or the wrong type of coupling can impede mechanical performance. Products that are too rigid can create excessive bearing loads that can impact performance and life.
Options with backlash or that “wind-up” in applications with changing speeds and/or direction can limit a machine’s operating speed and performance. Incorrect installation or usage outside their recommended ratings can also cause issues.
Primary considerations for selecting a flexible shaft coupling include torque capacity, torsional stiffness, motion profile, maximum RPM, shaft sizes, and the type and amount of misalignment. Once installed, maintenance free operation is important as is the ability to connect and disconnect for inspection, as needed, relatively easy.