Gear couplings

Monday 1st October 2007
Gear couplings

Formally known as Deck gear couplings and Sier Bath Deck gear couplings Abssac now supplies the complete range as the sole United Kingdom distributor for the mechanical TB Woods product line. The intellectual properties of Deck Manufacturing and the assets of The Sier Bath Deck Gear Corp were recently purchased allowing the capabilities and manufacture of all product lines previously manufactured by both companies.

One of the main advantages of gear couplings is their excellent torsional rigidity and capability to transmit high torques through relatively small packages. The basic design uses a hub with gear teeth on the outside diameter on the input shaft and like hub on the output shaft which are then connected by a flanges or a sleeve with teeth on the inside to transmit torque and to accommodate shaft misalignment. The gear coupling is usually all metal in construction and requires lubrication for optimum performance.

There are numerous different types of gear couplings. For example, the "C" Series coupling uses a continuous sleeve; the "F" Series has two bolted flanges and uses O-ring seals; the MXB Series is much like the "F", but has higher torque ratings; the K100 Series also uses bolted flanges but incorporates a labyrinth seal in an all metal design; the Deck-Flex Series uses a non-lubricated Nylon sleeve.

The new gear couplings available from Abssac can also interchange directly with competitive products. Abssac offers a replacement guide to help engineers with part interchanges. Lastly and perhaps most importantly Abssac can now supply made-to-order, high speed, high performance, engineered gear couplings.

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