Gerwah zero-backlash couplings are available in safety, metal bellows, and servo insert designs to provide servo-quality machine and drive protection for industrial machine applications. All lines are available with multiple clamping styles. Safety couplings feature a pre-stressed Bellville spring to disengage highly dynamic servomotors within 2 to 4 msec. Metal bellows couplings feature high torsional stiffness and low inertia. Electrically insulated servo insert couplings are available to increase dampening without deformation.
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