new brochure from Zero-Max featuring its ServoClass® couplings
makes specifying the right coupling easier.
couplings are high performance couplings designed to meet the precision
positioning requirements and high reverse-load characteristics of today's
servomotor applications. This new brochure shows how the coupling's low inertia
design enhances motor performance, making higher system acceleration possible
using less energy.
phenomena of servomotors is an important consideration in the selection process
of couplings. The new ServoClass coupling brochure explains this phenomena and
shows how to evaluate resonant frequency of a feed-screw system. A simple and
helpful illustration and mathematical equation shows how the correct coupling
can be selected to eliminate oscillation problems.
included in the new brochure is a guide to 3D configurable downloads for
ServoClass couplings, cutaway photos showing real-world applications, and a new
model code and how-to-order page to make ordering fast and easy.
of RoHS compliant materials, all ServoClass couplings are lightweight and are
designed with 304 stainless steel disc packs and 7075-T6 aluminum hubs and
center members. All models and sizes feature clamp style hubs with corrosion
resistant socket head cap screws.
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