Flexbeam(TM) beam-style flexible couplings are available in stainless steel and have a single-piece construction with spiral cuts to accommodate angular and parallel misalignment and axial motion. The stainless-steel versions are targeted for brushless servomotor applications that have high instantaneous torque. Two models are available: the Flexbeam-(super3)(TM) couplings which has two sets of three spiral cuts and is for servo applications; and the Flexbeam-(super2)(TM), which has two sets of two spiral cuts and is for applications that use delicate components such as encoders and tachometers.
Ruland Mfg. Co. Inc., 380 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02172, FAX (617) 924-8000.
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