Everything you need to know about Mechanical Couplings

Everything you need to know about Mechanical Couplings

What is coupling?

A coupling is a mechanical element that join different shafts or extend the transmission line of an shaft. These axes can have a parallel direction or different planes. In any case, its purpose is to transmit energy.

What is angular misalignment?

Also called axial mismatch. Angular alignment consists of two parallel axes having a different angle from each other, which is why this mismatch is created.

What is parallel misalignment?

This mismatch consists of 2 axes being in parallel and at the same angle, but in different planes, either vertical or horizontal.

Types of coupling

Currently working mainly with three types of couplings that are: Flexible, rigid and articulated. With these three types of couplings we are going to try to solve the main alignment problems that we can find in the shafts of pumps and motors. And thus, solving angular misalignment and parallel misalignment.

Rigid coupling

The rigid coupling is used for the union of 2 axes in a consistent way avoiding displacement of the same. It is usually used when it is required that the elements have an immovable position. With this we optimize the work of the machinery.

Flexible coupling

This flexible coupling (or also called elastic) is used when the shafts are not aligned, giving the flexibility that rigid couplings cannot offer. Offering a high work force even at low revs.

Articulated coupling 

The main function of the articulated coupling is that the transmission of power is not lost by joining 2 shafts with different alignments, offering with their articulation the versatility that these shafts require.

If you need a coupling for its installation, get in contact with Hynesur and their technical team who will answer your questions and do the calculations to offer you the best product to solve your problem.

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