Many engineers come across the familiar problem of shaft misalignments within driven shaft applications. In some cases the parallel offset of the shafts are above and beyond the capabilities of standard shaft couplings and can often result in punitive drive shaft length, or elaborate mechanical solutions to move driver and driven shafts in unison, to overcome the offset.
The Schmidt-Kupplung is a compact, torsionally stiff performance shaft coupling that compensates for variable parallel shaft offset without side loads during operation. The extreme shaft offset capability combined with a small D.B.S.E. (distance between shaft ends) makes the Schmidt-Kupplung quite unique. Interestingly, its modular construction allows both torque transmission and radial offset capacity to be optimized for each application. For example it is possible to accommodate a parallel shaft offset of 275mm in an overall shaft coupling length of 284mm! (Offset Plus V3300 series). No other shaft coupling design can provide the parallel shaft offset to overall length ratio.
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