Motion Control Couplings
Motion control couplings connect two rotating drive shafts, to create more motor torque. These types of rigid clamp couplings also provide mechanical flexibility, and can prevent uneven wear and unnecessary vibration while improving equipment performance. A flexible coupling allows for an angular alignment of the two shafts, to provide tolerance for mounting errors. Shaft collars are coupling-like rings that limit the range of travel along a drive shaft. Shaft couplings are also used to connect two non-rotational pipes, such as a gas or water pipeline. Unlike a typical round rotating shaft and coupling, spline shafts and couplings have gear-like teeth with a corresponding coupling, and are seen in vehicles drive shafts. Coupling inserts are rubber inserts used to seal and protect two shafts at the joint and are used in many types of transmissions.