Couplings

A brief summary

The couplings chapter was written to give you an introduction to couplings and to give you an idea of the diversity of products and executions existing for this generic product named “Coupling” considered by some as a commodity and by others as a solution. Over the years of industrial evolution since Leonardo da Vinci and even the Egyptians couplings have seen an evolution and development in line with the demand for industrialization of the world. Couplings are used in all industries a.o. Steel , Paper ,Chemical, Food, Rubber, Robotics, Conveyors, Agricultural, Optics, Lubricating units, Pumps, Cranes , Lifts, Textile, Mining, Chirurgical, a.s.o … Couplings exist in all sizes and materials you may imagine to fulfil its final goal connecting two machines and transfer the power and speed from one machine to another in the most reliable way.

What you will learn

Each coupling design/concept has his specific features and benefits, this chapter aims by describing the different types briefly to increase your basic technical knowledge on coupling concepts and where they are used to help you to better support, understand and help your customers.

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Introduction

Main functions

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Misalignments

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General Purpose and Special Purpose couplings

Couplings description

Couplings with slip

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Fluid couplings

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Magnetic couplings

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Eddy current couplings

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Couplings without slip

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How to select a proper replacement coupling

Quick reference and evaluation chart for GENERAL PURPOSE COUPLINGS

Quick reference chart

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Evaluation chart

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