Product Description

Product Name Metal bellow coupling
Material Aluminum 
Type BC16-82
Structure  1 shaft ( 1 / 1a / 1b ) with bore
Bore size  4-42 mm
Weight  About 8-1200G g / pcs
packing plastic bag +paper box +wooden box +wooden pallet

1. Engineering: machine tools, foundry equipments, conveyors, compressors, painting systems, etc.

2. Pharmaceuticals& Food Processing: pulp mill blowers, conveyor in warehouse, agitators, grain, boiler, bakery machine, labeling machine, robots, etc.

3. Agriculture Industries: cultivator, rice winnower tractor, harvester, rice planter, farm equipment, etc.

4. Texitile Mills: looms, spinning, wrappers, high-speed auto looms, processing machine, twister, carding machine, ruler calendar machine, high speed winder, etc.

5. Printing Machinery: newspaper press, rotary machine, screen printer machine, linotype machine offset printer, etc.

6. Paper Industries: chipper roll grinder, cut off saw, edgers, flotation cell and chips saws, etc.

7. Building Construction Machinery: buffers, elevator floor polisher mixing machine, vibrator, hoists, crusher, etc.

8. Office Equipments: typewriter, plotters, camera, money drive, money sorting machine, data storage equipment, etc.

9. Glass and Plastic Industries: conveyor, carton sealers, grinders, creeper paper manufacturing machine, lintec backing, etc.

10. Home Appliances: vacuum cleaner, laundry machine, icecream machine, sewing machine, kitchen equipments, etc.

  

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jaw coupling

Impact of Jaw Coupling on the Overall Reliability of Connected Equipment

A jaw coupling plays a critical role in enhancing the overall reliability of connected equipment in mechanical power transmission systems. Its design and features contribute to various aspects that positively influence reliability:

  • Misalignment Compensation: One of the key benefits of jaw couplings is their ability to accommodate misalignment between shafts. By allowing for angular, parallel, and axial misalignment, the jaw coupling reduces stress on connected equipment. It helps prevent excessive forces and shaft bending that can lead to premature wear or failure.
  • Shock Absorption: The elastomeric spider element used in jaw couplings acts as a shock absorber. It dampens vibrations and shock loads, protecting connected equipment from sudden jolts or impacts that could cause damage or fatigue over time.
  • Torsional Damping: Jaw couplings provide torsional damping, reducing the risk of torsional vibrations that can negatively affect equipment performance. By minimizing vibrations, the coupling contributes to smoother operation and extended equipment life.
  • Fail-Safe Design: In the event of a spider failure, jaw couplings often offer a fail-safe design. The spider is a replaceable component, and its failure does not typically lead to catastrophic failure of the coupling or connected equipment. This characteristic enhances the overall system reliability and simplifies maintenance.
  • Low Maintenance: Jaw couplings are relatively low maintenance compared to other coupling types. The elastomeric spider does not require lubrication and has a longer service life compared to metallic couplings. This reduces the frequency of maintenance activities, minimizing downtime and increasing equipment reliability.
  • Backlash-Free Operation: Some jaw couplings are designed to provide backlash-free operation, ensuring accurate motion transmission without play or clearance. This feature is particularly important in precision systems, preventing positioning errors and contributing to consistent performance.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Jaw couplings are available in various materials, including stainless steel and corrosion-resistant alloys. Choosing the appropriate material for the specific environment ensures the coupling’s longevity and reliability, even in harsh operating conditions.
  • Reduced Vibration Transfer: By isolating vibrations, jaw couplings prevent the transfer of harmful vibrations between connected equipment. This safeguard is crucial in delicate systems where excessive vibrations could lead to malfunction or damage.

Overall, a well-chosen and properly installed jaw coupling positively impacts the reliability of connected equipment. It helps prevent mechanical stress, dampens vibrations, and provides a reliable connection between shafts, contributing to the smooth and efficient operation of the entire mechanical system.

jaw coupling

What are the common installation mistakes to avoid when using jaw couplings?

Proper installation of jaw couplings is crucial to ensure their reliable and efficient operation. Avoiding common installation mistakes can prevent premature wear, misalignment, and potential equipment damage. Here are some of the most common installation mistakes to avoid when using jaw couplings:

  1. Incorrect Coupling Size: Using the wrong size of jaw coupling for the application can lead to various issues. Undersized couplings may not handle the required torque, leading to early failure, while oversized couplings may result in increased rotational inertia and decreased system performance. Always ensure that the selected coupling is appropriate for the torque and power requirements of the equipment.
  2. Misalignment: Improper alignment of the shafts during coupling installation can cause excessive forces and premature wear on the coupling components. Angular, parallel, and axial misalignments should be minimized and kept within the manufacturer’s recommended tolerances. Consider using alignment tools and techniques to achieve accurate shaft alignment.
  3. Over-Tightening: Applying excessive torque when tightening the coupling elements can lead to deformation of the elastomer spider or damage to the hubs. Over-tightening can also increase friction and cause premature wear. Follow the manufacturer’s specified torque values during installation to ensure proper clamping without causing damage.
  4. Lack of Lubrication: Some jaw couplings require lubrication to reduce friction and wear. Neglecting to lubricate the coupling elements can lead to increased friction, higher operating temperatures, and reduced coupling life. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines regarding lubrication intervals and types of lubricants to use.
  5. Failure to Inspect Components: Before installation, carefully inspect all coupling components for any signs of damage, wear, or defects. Using a damaged or worn-out elastomer spider or other components can compromise the coupling’s performance and reliability. Replace any worn or damaged parts before installing the coupling.
  6. Improper Shaft End Preparation: Ensure that the shaft ends are clean, smooth, and free from burrs or imperfections before installing the coupling. Rough or uneven shaft surfaces can lead to misalignment and reduce coupling performance. Properly clean and prepare the shaft ends to ensure a secure and accurate fit.
  7. Not Following Manufacturer’s Guidelines: Each jaw coupling has specific installation instructions provided by the manufacturer. Failure to follow these guidelines can result in coupling failure or reduced performance. Always refer to the manufacturer’s installation manual and recommendations for proper installation procedures.

By avoiding these common installation mistakes, users can maximize the performance and longevity of jaw couplings in their applications. Proper installation ensures that the coupling operates efficiently, transmits power effectively, and reduces the risk of unexpected failures or downtime.

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Materials Used in Manufacturing Jaw Couplings

Jaw couplings are commonly made from various materials, each offering different properties and suitability for specific applications. Some of the commonly used materials include:

  • Polyurethane (PU): PU jaw couplings are known for their flexibility, high elasticity, and resistance to abrasion. They are ideal for applications requiring vibration dampening and shock absorption.
  • Aluminum: Aluminum jaw couplings are lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and have good thermal conductivity. They are commonly used in low-to-medium torque applications.
  • Steel: Steel jaw couplings offer high strength and durability, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications with high torque requirements.
  • Stainless Steel: Stainless steel jaw couplings are resistant to corrosion and are often used in applications where there is exposure to moisture, chemicals, or harsh environments.
  • Bronze: Bronze jaw couplings are known for their excellent wear resistance and low coefficient of friction, making them suitable for applications with high-speed and low lubrication.
  • Acetal: Acetal jaw couplings provide good chemical resistance and low moisture absorption, making them suitable for applications where chemical exposure is a concern.
  • Nylon: Nylon jaw couplings offer good strength, flexibility, and resistance to wear and chemicals, making them suitable for various industrial applications.

The choice of material depends on factors such as torque requirements, environmental conditions, operating speeds, and budget considerations. Engineers and designers select the appropriate material to ensure that the jaw coupling can perform optimally and withstand the demands of the application.

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editor by CX 2024-05-03