What is a coupling? A coupling is a component which joins two shafts and transfers torque from a driven shaft (driving force) to a driven shaft component. An example of this is a propeller – the motor shaft drives a coupling, which is then attached to the propeller blades – and thus the motor can [...]
In this latest video from R+W's Kai Kupplung we see the differences between Metal Bellows Couplings and Elastomer Couplings - all of which you can buy through us once you've determined which is is that you need. Call today to speak to one of our sales engineers for more information on 01234 360689 [...]
Mechanical engineering is multifaceted, as are its applications. Each application is unique and demands flawless machine design. Individual components in the plant therefore should be optimally selected for it – particularly vital components such as couplings. What does a coupling do? Simply put, a coupling is nothing other than a connection between [...]
Meet Kai Kupplung - the latest creation from the team at R+W, created to explain everything there is to know about couplings, the applications and variety of uses for couplings, and the intricacies of design.
Steel production is designed as a continuous process, which means that you need components you can rely on. One example which is historically known to require a lot of maintenance is the pairing of roller conveyor drives with torsionally flexible couplings. A maintenance free alternative which can reduce the down-time, and associated loss of production, [...]
R+W have introduced a new employee, Kai Kupplung, in a series of videos which explain their product range - here Kai talks about couplings, with some examples for the engineering industry.
Combined bearings are a cost effective guide solution for all kinds of lift systems, platforms and cantilever loads. The combined bearing system involves a radial bearing - to take out high moment loads - and a smaller, axial roller to eliminate side movement. They are often used to guide screw jack lifting and sliding systems, [...]
Machine tools are important types of machines, used throughout the mechanical engineering field. Most can be categorised into one or more of milling machines, drills, lathes, grinders, saws, shaping machines, and gear cutting machines. Another grouping contains erosive machine tools, such as laser, water jet, wire and sinker EDM (electronic discharge machining). New technologies, enabling [...]
10 tips for using couplings in your application Choosing the correct coupling for the task at hand is no easy task. It means asking the right questions before specifying a particular style. Choices abound, and more than one coupling type may be suitable for any given application. Here we share with you expert tips and [...]