This double loop elastomer coupling has a double loop element made of a thermoplastic polyester elastomer (Hytrel) for strength, flexibility, and heat resistance. This 8mm Double-loop Flexible Coupling for Encoder is a flexible element that can accommodate angular, radial, and axial misalignment to address a variety of misalignment scenarios. The hubs and fasteners are steel alloy for strength and durability.
Flexible couplings are used to link two rotating shafts that are not aligned in order to transmit the rotational power, known as torque, from one shaft to the other.
Most flexible couplings consist of two hubs and a middle assembly; each hub attaches to a shaft while the middle assembly flexes between the hubs to accommodate the misalignment of the two shafts.
Shaft misalignments are generally either parallel or angular and cause complications to transmit rotational power from one shaft to another in the form of stresses, loads, vibrations, and other forces, which vary from one type of misalignment to another.
Flexible couplings are used in a broad range of applications, such as in motor vehicles, conveyors, escalators, agricultural, forestry and mining equipment, aeronautics, robotics, and space exploration, among others.
- Corrosion protection
- Damping of vibration and shock
- Good compensation of radial, lateral and angular offsets
- Recommended temperature range -30ºC to 80ºC
- Good resistance to petrol, oil, benzene, toluene, aromatic and non-aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, glycols, solvents, and many chemicals.