RADEX(reg)-NN steel-disc couplings provide zero backlash torque transmission and consist of machined steel hubs and a stainless-steel laminae package. This package allows angular and parallel misalignment and axial travel. Nominal torque ratings range from 130 to 79,650 lb-inches with maximum speeds to 20,000 rpm. There are 13 standard sizes with maximum shaft diameters of 4.5 inches and several hub-to-shaft clamping arrangements.
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