After spending money on a powerful new pump and the motor to run it,the next big decision is how to connect the two in a way that maximizes their efficiencies and protects them from normal wear and tear.
Coupling the driving and driven shafts would be simple if they were perfectly aligned, machines did not vibrate and the shafts never actually moved. In the real world of power transmission, however, a flexible coupling can accommodate for the flaws and dynamics inherent in most systems.
â€śEven if you can get the shafts aligned perfectly, you are doing it when the equipment is not actually running,â€ť said Paul Konkol, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Industrial Couplings, for Altra Industrial Motion. Read Article