Gear Couplings are used to connect two shafts together. This type of coupling is used for the connectivity of the power to be transmitted from one shaft to another where this designed coupling is capable of transmitting very high torques. It is the most commonly used methods for connecting process equipments. If they are properly selected, according to their shape and sizes, installed and maintained properly, they can provide a long life and good reliability with moderate misalignment capacity, exceptional stiffness and high torque.
How Is It Reliable Than Others?
To understand how is it reliable one should understand its primary function of connecting the two shafts like that of any other coupling, however, it may sound simple, but Gear Couplings or G – Couplings, have few advantages over the other normal couplings which we will discuss about,
- Reduction of shock loads between shafts,
- If a machine is running too hot or too fast, a major mechanical failure or damage is bound to occur and this is where G- Coupling prevents it from further damage by a certain amount of torque is surpassed,
- Mechanical flexibility and allowance for misalignment, and
- This couplingcan facilitate operations even when shaft misalignment and movement are present.
Knowledge Is Key To Success
Due to lack of proper knowledge and about how to use, lack of exact knowledge of its functioning and the way to be executed, there can be many failures. In India, manufacturers provides all types of coupling with specific shape and sizes to accommodate one’s requirements. But, one needs to be very particular about its requirements and while selecting the couplings they should have an idea about how it has to be installed as the hub and sleeves if not fits properly will result in hub crack leading to system failure.
Gear Couplings can withstand more torque, where the structure of a Gear coupling is two hubs with external teeth and a one- or two-piece sleeve with internal teeth. One must not compromise with the price for selecting a good G – Couplings.