Rubber Coupling, PU Coupling, Polyurethane Coupling (3A2006)
Description: the polyurethane elastomeric is a new material of polymer synthetic between rubber and plastic. It has both high strength of plastic and high elasticity of rubber. Its characteristics are: 1, a wide range of hardness. It still has rubber elongation and resilience at high hardness. The polyurethane elastomeric has a hardness range of Shore A10-D80. 2. high strength. At rubber hardness, the tensile strength, tear strength and load carrying capacity are much higher than general rubber material. At high hardness, its impact strength and flexural strength are much higher than plastic material. 3, wear-resistant. Its wear resistance is very outstanding, generally in the range of 0.01-0.10cm3/1.61km, about 3-5 times than rubber material. 4, oil resistant. The polyurethane elastomeric is a highly CHINAMFG polymer compound which has low affinity with non-polar mineral oil and is hardly eroded in fuel oil and mechanical oil. 5, good resistance to oxygen and ozone. 6, excellent vibration absorption performance, can do damping and buffering. In the mold manufacturing industry, it replaces rubber and springs.7, has good low temperature performance. 8, radiation resistance. Polyurethane is highly resistant to high energy radiation and has satisfactory performance at 10-10 deg radiation dose. 9, with good machining performance.
The polyurethane coupling, rubber coupling are made by injection with high quality TPU material or mould CSM/SBR. It is designing and special for all kinds of metal shaft coupling with very good performance of high tensile strength, high wear resistant, high elastic resilience, water resistant, oil resistant and excellent fatigue resilience, high impact resistant etc. We have full sets injection moulds and supply full range of GR, GS, MT, ML, MH, Hb, HRC, L, T, NM and Gear J series couplings etc. with high quality and excellent experience. Apply to all kinds of industrial metal shaft coupling.
material: TPU, CSM/SBR, NBR, nylon etc.
color: yellow, red, purple, green, black, beige etc.
tensile strength: 8-55Mpa
hardness: 70-98Shore A
elasticity impact: >25%
tear strength: 35-155KN/m
akron abrasion loss:<0.05cm3/1.61km
compression set (22h*70°C):<10%
working temperature: 120°C
standard size for polyurethane coupling:
GR14, GR19, GR24, GR28, GR38, GR42, GR48, GR55, GR65, GR75, GR90, GR100, GR110, GR125, GR140, GR160, GR180
GS5, GS7, GS9, GS12, GS14, GS19, GS24, GS28, GS38, GS42, GS48, GS550, GS65, GS75
MT1, MT2, MT3, MT4, MT5, MT6, MT7, MT8, MT9, MT10, MT11, MT12, MT13
ML1, ML2, ML3, ML4, ML5, ML6, ML7, ML8, ML9, ML10, ML11, ML12, ML13
MH45, MH55, MH65, MH80, MH90, MH115, MH130, MH145, MH175, MH200
HRC70, HRC90, HRC110, HRC130, HRC150, HRC180, HRC230, HRC280
L35, L50, L70, L75, L90/95, L99/100, L110, L150, L190, L225, L276
FALK-R 10R, 20R, 30R, 40R, 50R, 60R, 70R, 80R
SBT T40, T45, T50, T55, T60, T65, T70, T75, T80, T85, T90, T95, T100, T105, T108, T110, T115, T120, T125, T130, T135, T140, T145, T150, T154, T170, T185, T190, T210
Joong Ang CR0050, 0070, 571, 571, 2035, 2035A, 3545, 4560, 6070, 7080
MS571, MS571, MS1119, MS1424, MS1928, MS1938, MS2845, MS3860, MS4275, MS6510
D14, D14L, D20, D25, D30, D30L, D35, D40, D45, D49, D55, D65
5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H, 10H, 11H
standard size for rubber coupling:
Hb80, Hb95, Hb110, Hb125, Hb140, Hb160, Hb180, Hb200, Hb240, Hb280, Hb315
HRC70, HRC90, HRC110, HRC130, HRC150, HRC180, HRC230, HRC280
L35, L50, L70, L75, L90/95, L99/100, L110, L150, L190, L225
NM50, NM67, NM82, NM97, NM112, NM128, NM148, NM168, NM194, NM214, NM240, NM265
NOR-MEX168-10, NOR-MEX194-10, NOR-MEX214-10, NOR-MEX240-10, NOR-MEX265-10
FCL1#, FCL2#, FCL3#, FCL4#, FCL5#, FCL6#, FCL7#, FCL8#
FCL90, FCL100, FCL112, FCL125, FCL140, FCL160, FCL180, FCL200, FCL224, FCL250, FCL280, FCL315, FCL335, FCL400, FCL450, FCL560, FCL630
Gear 3J, 4J, 5J, 6J, 7J, 8J, 9J, 10J, 11J, 12J, 13J, 14J
Hytre 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H, 11H
Tyre F40, F50, F60, F70, F80, F90, F100, F110, F120, F140, F160
SBT T75, T80, T85, T90, T95, T100, T105, T108, T110, T115, T120, T125, T130, T135, T140, T145, T150, T154, T170, T210
FCLpin #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #8
GR42, GR48, GR55, GR65, GR75
DL1, DL2, DL3, DL4, DL5, DL6, DL7, DL8, DL9, DL10, DL11
standard size for nylon coupling:
NL1, NL2, NL3, NL4, NL5, NL6, NL7, NL8, NL9, NL10
M28, M32, M38, M42, M48, M58, M65
packing in bags, cartons, pallets or crates
OEM & customized size are agreed
special supply all kinds of steel coupling for FCL, NM, MH, HRC, Love Joy, Joongang, Centafelx, XL-GR, Tyre
***when you enquiry, pls confirm type, size number and quantity***
|Standard:||DIN, ANSI, GB, JIS, BSW|
|Head Type:||Mh Type|
How do flexible couplings compare to other types of couplings in terms of performance?
Flexible couplings offer distinct advantages and disadvantages compared to other types of couplings, making them suitable for specific applications. Here is a comparison of flexible couplings with other commonly used coupling types in terms of performance:
- Rigid Couplings:
Rigid couplings are simple in design and provide a solid connection between two shafts, allowing for precise torque transmission. They do not offer any flexibility and are unable to compensate for misalignment. As a result, rigid couplings require accurate shaft alignment during installation, and any misalignment can lead to premature wear and increased stress on connected equipment. Rigid couplings are best suited for applications where shaft alignment is precise, and misalignment is minimal, such as in well-aligned systems with short shaft spans.
- Flexible Couplings:
Flexible couplings, as discussed previously, excel at compensating for misalignment between shafts. They offer angular, parallel, and axial misalignment compensation, reducing stress on connected components and ensuring smooth power transmission. Flexible couplings are versatile and can handle various applications, from light-duty to heavy-duty, where misalignment, vibration damping, or shock absorption is a concern. They provide a cost-effective solution for many industrial, automotive, and machinery applications.
- Oldham Couplings:
Oldham couplings are effective at compensating for angular misalignment while maintaining constant velocity transmission. They offer low backlash and electrical isolation between shafts, making them suitable for precision motion control and applications where electrical interference must be minimized. However, Oldham couplings have limited capacity to handle parallel or axial misalignment, and they may not be suitable for applications with high torque requirements.
- Gear Couplings:
Gear couplings are robust and can handle high torque levels, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications such as mining and steel mills. They offer good misalignment compensation and have a compact design. However, gear couplings are relatively more expensive and complex than some other coupling types, and they may generate more noise during operation.
- Disc Couplings:
Disc couplings provide excellent misalignment compensation, including angular, parallel, and axial misalignment. They have high torsional stiffness, making them ideal for applications where accurate torque transmission is critical. Disc couplings offer low inertia and are suitable for high-speed applications. However, they may be more sensitive to shaft misalignment during installation, requiring precise alignment for optimal performance.
The choice of coupling type depends on the specific requirements of the application. Flexible couplings excel in compensating for misalignment and vibration damping, making them versatile and cost-effective solutions for many applications. However, in situations where high torque, precision, or specific electrical isolation is necessary, other coupling types such as gear couplings, disc couplings, or Oldham couplings may be more suitable. Proper selection, installation, and maintenance of the coupling are essential to ensure optimal performance and reliability in any mechanical system.
Can flexible couplings be used in corrosive or harsh environments?
Yes, flexible couplings can be designed and selected to be used in corrosive or harsh environments. The choice of materials and coatings plays a crucial role in ensuring the coupling’s durability and performance under challenging conditions.
In corrosive environments, it is essential to use materials that can withstand chemical attacks and oxidation. Stainless steel, specifically grades like 316 or 17-4 PH, is commonly chosen for flexible couplings in such situations. Stainless steel offers excellent corrosion resistance, making it suitable for applications where the coupling may come into contact with corrosive substances or moisture.
For certain harsh environments, coupling manufacturers may apply special coatings to enhance the coupling’s corrosion resistance. Examples of coatings include zinc plating, nickel plating, or epoxy coatings. These coatings provide an additional layer of protection against corrosive agents and help extend the coupling’s lifespan.
In environments where the coupling is exposed to contaminants like dust, dirt, or moisture, sealed designs are preferred. Sealed flexible couplings prevent these substances from entering the coupling’s internal components, thus reducing the risk of corrosion and wear. The sealed design also helps to maintain the coupling’s performance over time in challenging conditions.
For harsh environments with high temperatures, flexible couplings made from high-temperature resistant materials, such as certain heat-resistant stainless steels or superalloys, can be used. These materials retain their mechanical properties and corrosion resistance even at elevated temperatures.
For applications where the coupling might encounter chemicals or solvents, it is essential to select a coupling material that is chemically resistant. This prevents degradation and ensures the coupling’s integrity in such environments.
In some cases, where the environment is exceptionally harsh or unique, custom-designed flexible couplings may be necessary. Engineering a coupling to meet the specific demands of the environment ensures optimal performance and reliability.
Consultation with Manufacturers:
When considering flexible couplings for corrosive or harsh environments, it is advisable to consult with coupling manufacturers or engineering experts. They can provide valuable insights and recommend suitable materials, coatings, and designs based on the specific operating conditions.
Flexible couplings can indeed be used in corrosive or harsh environments, provided the appropriate materials, coatings, and designs are chosen. Stainless steel, sealed designs, and special coatings are some of the solutions that enhance the coupling’s corrosion resistance and performance. It is essential to consider the specific environment and application requirements when selecting a flexible coupling to ensure optimal functionality and durability in challenging conditions.
How do you select the appropriate flexible coupling for a specific application?
Choosing the right flexible coupling for a specific application requires careful consideration of various factors to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and longevity. Here are the key steps to select the appropriate flexible coupling:
- Application Requirements: Understand the specific requirements of the application, including torque and speed specifications, misalignment conditions, operating environment (e.g., temperature, humidity, and presence of corrosive substances), and space limitations.
- Torque Capacity: Determine the maximum torque that the coupling needs to transmit. Choose a flexible coupling with a torque rating that exceeds the application’s requirements to ensure a safety margin and prevent premature failure.
- Misalignment Compensation: Consider the type and magnitude of misalignment that the coupling needs to accommodate. Different coupling designs offer varying degrees of misalignment compensation. Select a coupling that can handle the expected misalignment in the system.
- Vibration Damping: If the application involves significant vibrations, choose a flexible coupling with good damping properties to reduce vibration transmission to connected equipment and improve system stability.
- Environmental Factors: Take into account the environmental conditions in which the coupling will operate. For harsh environments, consider couplings made from corrosion-resistant materials.
- Torsional Stiffness: Depending on the application’s requirements, decide on the desired torsional stiffness of the coupling. Some applications may require high torsional stiffness for precise motion control, while others may benefit from a more flexible coupling for shock absorption.
- Cost and Life-Cycle Considerations: Evaluate the overall cost-effectiveness of the coupling over its expected life cycle. Consider factors such as initial cost, maintenance requirements, and potential downtime costs associated with coupling replacement.
- Manufacturer Recommendations: Consult coupling manufacturers and their technical specifications to ensure the selected coupling is suitable for the intended application.
- Installation and Maintenance: Ensure that the selected flexible coupling is compatible with the equipment and shaft sizes. Follow the manufacturer’s installation guidelines and recommended maintenance practices to maximize the coupling’s performance and longevity.
By following these steps and carefully evaluating the application’s requirements, you can select the most appropriate flexible coupling for your specific needs. The right coupling choice will lead to improved system performance, reduced wear on equipment, and enhanced overall reliability in various mechanical systems and rotating machinery.
editor by CX 2023-09-21