Have you ever wondered which servo coupling is right for you? Have you ever broken a coupling and not known why? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Ruland has the article for you…What to Look for In a Servo Coupling.

Ruland’s article covers six different types of servo couplings including: beam, bellows, disc, zero-backlash jaw, oldham, and rigid. Each has their own benefits and drawbacks that must be understood prior to designing one into your system. There is even a handy chart that you can reference when starting your next design.

Along with the couplings, this article discusses the critical performance factors that must be considered during the selection process such as torque, shaft misalignment, stiffness, rpm, and space requirements. Failure to account for these during the design stage can lead to poor system performance and failure of the coupling or sensitive system components such as bearings and shafts.

What to Look for In a Servo Coupling can get you started on the path to success in your next system. Ruland has a selection of over 12,000 standard couplings to choose from allowing designers to tailor coupling performance to system requirements. Full technical specifications, free 3D/2D CAD files, live application support, and installation videos can be found on ruland.com.

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