Kurt Hydraulics’ 6W couplings are designed for rugged high-pressure wind applications

Kurt Hydraulics line of 6W Couplings combined with high pressure braided hose are ideally suited for applications that require high pressure capabilities and temperature ranges from -40° F to 250° F for the Wind Industry. The Kurt 6W Couplings are a one-piece, bite the wire crimp coupling with non-skive design to eliminate cover skiving before

Zero-Max CD Couplings with flex element design add electrical insulation protection to mechanical components

Motion system designers have a new option to arrest electrical current. In addition to their primary function, Zero-Max CD couplings are designed with composite flex elements that are non-conductive. The flex element designed into Zero-Max CD couplings provides electrical insulation while protecting mechanical components from system overloads. CD Couplings do not pass electrical current through

Miki Pulley launches new website, products to U.S.

Miki Pulley is introducing their line of high performance shaft couplings, clutches, brakes and shaft locks to the U.S. market with the launch of their new website at: www.mikipulley-us.com Supporting this new website and ongoing U.S. business is the company’s central location in Plymouth, Minnesota. The company is a leading Japanese designer and manufacturer of motion

Deublin Company Launches New Website

A new website is now available from Deublin Company, a global manufacturer of rotary unions used in a variety of equipment and process industries. The new website includes hundreds of products available for purchase via secure credit card transaction, along with detailed specifications and application information. The website can be accessed at the following domain:

Improvements to nCode DesignLife allow solving problems on many processors and more

HBM announces the version 9.1 release of nCode DesignLife, a leading solution for CAE fatigue analysis applications. Users can now more quickly solve fatigue analysis problems by using High Performance Computing (HPC) environments. A new Safety Factor product option helps assess the durability of a wider range of components used in ground vehicle powertrain engineering

Zero-Max intros a hydraulic bushing for mounting large components in tight spaces

ETP Hydropress provides quick and precise fastening of components in tight spaces on large shafts from 80 to 200-mm dia. The company says Hydropress shaft bushings are ideal for locking into position gears, sprockets, pulleys, and similar components in a machine’s power transmission system. Handling torque ranges from 21,000 to 200,000 ft. lbs., the bushings

Couplings earn ISO 9001:2008 Certification

An industrial coupling manufacturer recently received ISO 9001:2008 Certification for Quality Management at its facilities in Erie, Pennsylvania and San Marcos, Texas. The manufacturer, Ameridrives Couplings and TB Wood’s, say the audit was completed by Underwriter’s Laboratories. The Certificate of Registration issued to the Erie and San Marcos facilities states that they comply with the

Altra Industrial Motion breaks ground in China

A manufacturer of industrial couplings has broken ground for a 90,000 sq. ft. facility in Changzhou, China. Altra says it new plant, near Shanghai, will let the company better serve the Chinese market by providing shorter lead times and enhanced technical support. Initially, production of couplings at the new facility will be focused on products

Make shaft attachments without keyways

Heavy duty models of the popular ETP Express keyless shaft bushings are now available in 20, 40 and 60-mm sizes. ETP Express shaft locking bushings provide fast and frequent mounting/dismounting capabilities with only one radial screw. This saves space in a system and provides accurate mounting without axial movement of the ETP bushing along the

Couplings 101

Mechanical couplings connect shafts so one can transmit rotational power to the other. Shafts are never perfectly aligned so the coupling tolerates slight misalignments, but only to a degree. There are three types of misalignment. The center lines of the shafts might be parallel but offset, the centerlines might form an angle, or the distance