What readers will learn in this article.
- The purpose of shaft couplings and how they work.
- What to consider when selecting shaft couplings.
- Maintenance issues with using couplings.
Couplings are used between shafts to connect them so power can be transmitted and to allow for axial expansion. Shafts can either be aligned or intentionally inclined at an angle to each other. When at an angle a universal joint is used to connect the shafts. When aligned a shaft coupling is fitted. [Read more…]