The primary purpose of coupling is to join two pieces of rotating equipment while allowing to transmit power. Normally couplings do not allow shafts to disconnect during the functioning of the machine. However, there are torque, which limits the couplings to slip or disconnect when the RPM exceeds due to which some degree of misalignment has been seen.
The Benefits Of This Coupling
A gear coupling is a mechanical device which joins two rotating shafts which are collinear for efficient transmission of mechanical power. They are crucial as because even if the shafts can be aligned in a desired position, but it may disrupt the operation by misalignment where this coupling due to its flexible nature, binds them together for smooth running.
Disruptions or failures can occur due to mis-installation, shaft deflection, thermal explosion or wearing out of other parts or improper maintenance, and at times when the misalignment occurs, it becomes unavoidable for proper operation. During this crisis time, this coupling compensates or in simple words minimizes the effect of misalignment thus providing a good solution to the system for further being subjected to any more additional failures.
Due to its high capacity to withstand the misalignment, the coupling with its power intensive nature is considered to be the king of all coupling types. This Couplings are not only being used in industrial purposes, but it has its wide range of application in drive technologies too.
Low Cost Of Maintanence
This Couplings are the most important part of the machinery industry, where without its application, there would be a mishap happening in smoother operation. One must be thinking that the cost of maintaining these coupling is high due to its high capability to control the misalignment, but despite being beneficial, the maintaining of the coupling just requires simple greasing, which is economically easy to maintain and due to this it prevents and resists from contamination of dust particles.
Hence, one should carefully select, install and maintain couplings as they provide substantial savings in form of reduced maintenance cost and downtime.