What is Gear Coupling?
Before we get into the details of gear coupling, we need to first understand what coupling is. Coupling is an arrangement or a device where two shafts are connected together at their ends to transmit power. There are basically two types of coupling – Mechanical coupling and Material Flexing. Gear coupling is a device that transmit torque within two shafts that are maintained in non-linear position. In gear coupling there are two flexible joints and one joint is fixed with one shaft and then they are connected with a spindle or another shaft or third shaft.
In simple terms gear couplings fall in the category of basically belong to the category of flexible couplings. Therefore, gear coupling are capable of and used for transmitting very high torques that is generated by the engines are transferred through the shaft. The whole mechanism of the gear engineering is depending of the advantages and utilization of gear coupling. Actually, gear coupling is an completely assembled gear.
There are many types of gear couplings available like Jaw Flex Couplings, Grid-Flex Couplings, Pin and Bush Couplings, Gear Flex Couplings, Tyre Flex Couplings, Fluid Couplings, Sleeve Flex Couplings, Rigid Couplings. While deciding on the type of gear coupling to be used there are some factors that need to be kept in mind.
- The area of application of the power through the gear coupling is the most crucial factor that needs to be considered for selecting the right type of coupling.
- The intensity, force, speed and power that is to be transmitted through the gear coupling is another factor that are crucial for selection of the type of gear coupling.
- Lastly the complexity in connectivity and the installation process is also important for deciding the right type of gear coupling.
If the right type of gear coupling can be selected and properly installed the production time and cost can be reduced to a significant manner. So, it is very important that you select the right type of gear coupling depending on the factors discussed above.
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