Flexible couplings are inter-connective devices used to join two rotating shafts together for the purpose of transmitting torque. By design, Rocom couplings accommodate axial movement, parallel offset, and angular misalignment as well as additional load conditions. Read more about Flexible Couplings.
Use of flexible shaft couplings, aka: “Beam Couplings” (as opposed to rigid couplings) can enhance a machine’s performance by reducing vibration and reaction loads. These components also reduce wear and tear and can prolong equipment life. This is accomplished through flexure in the coupling, which allows torque to be transmitted between drive components regardless of parallel misalignment, angular misalignment, and/or axial misalignment
High-Performance Flexible Shaft Couplings from Rocom
Note: use of an incorrectly specified flexible shaft coupling can reduce mechanical performance. Couplings that are too rigid create excessive bearing loads. Couplings with backlash “wind-up” in applications with changing speeds will limit operating speed and performance. Improper installation methods/techniques or using shaft couplings outside their recommended ratings may also cause additional performance issues.
Torque capacity, motion profile, maximum RPM, shaft sizes, and the type and amount of misalignment are the primary considerations for properly selecting beam couplings. Rocom couplings are easy to connect and disconnect for inspection, as needed.
Selecting The Right Flexible Couplings for Your Application
A flexible coupling by any other name
Did you know that flexible couplings are also known by many other names? They all refer to the same essential component. Here are some common names that are used in the various industries that require couplings to connect rotating shafts:
- Beam Coupling
- Flexible Coupling
- Flexible Beam Coupling
- Flexible Shaft Coupling
- Helical Coupling
- Shaft Coupling