Couplings and Clutches

Shaft connector couplings are devices that connect two shafts together so that one shaft can drive the other.

Rigid shaft connector couplings accomplish this goal but they do not deal with angular and radial misalignment or axial movmenet that may exist between the shafts. When rigid shaft couplings connect shafts that are mounted in bearing supports or are a component of a gearbox coupling or motor shaft coupler, the misalignment will immediately or eventually cause premature damage to the bearings that support the shafts. The misalignment of motor couplings may also cause friction, heat, vibration, and noise.

Misalignment motor shaft couplers are designed to absorb the misalignment between the shafts. Ondrives offers various motor gear coupling types to solve every type of misalignment problem and to protect the supporting bearings.

Ondrives.US engineers have developed a motor shaft coupling PDF White Paper “How to select Shaft Couplings” to assist you in the selection of the most appropriate shaft to shaft or gearbox coupling for your application.

Rigid shaft couplers are compatible with any shaft diameter using Ondrives.US Bore Reducers.

Attach your precision rigid shaft coupler to an Ondrives.US Precision Ground Shaft, available from stock.

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