With their ease of installation, removal and replacement, our industrial Gear Couplings, Shrink Discs and Locking Assemblies are ideal power transmission components for steel production equipment, which have some of the most demanding operating conditions around. One specific application within the steel industry involves the bridle roll systems in cold steel mills.

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Thanks to their backlash-free operation and vibration-damping capabilities, our GWE Series of elastomer jaw couplings are an excellent choice for machines requiring high positioning accuracy.

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Depending on your application, you may need a two- or three-piece Shrink Disc design to create a secure shaft-hub connection. Let’s explore some of their key similarities and differences to help you select the right one.

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With their torsionally flexible and maintenance friendly design, elastomer jaw couplings are an excellent coupling choice for heavy-duty machinery. Flexible in all directions, these couplings compensate for angular, parallel and axial shaft misalignments in connected machines. They also transmit torque via elastic buffers, which come in synthetic rubber or polyurethane. These buffers dampen shocks and torsional vibrations and are also resistant to oil. Thanks to this design, elastomer jaw couplings shift any dangerous torsional vibrations from machinery to rotational speed, avoiding any negative effects. They’re also a great fit for many heavy-duty applications, such as turbines, compressors and crane winches. Watch our latest video to learn more.

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Couplings play a critical role in energy equipment—especially wind turbines. These durable components, which connect the gearbox to the generator, ensure the rotor blade system is operating as it should. Without the right coupling, a wind turbine can’t function properly, driving up maintenance costs and downtime. These scenarios are not welcome—especially since any maintenance tasks must be performed several hundred feet in the air.

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