Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Zero-Max Control-Flex couplings for encoder applications

November 9, 2015
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Nov. 9, 2015 – Zero-Max says its Control-Flex couplings are designed for encoder applications where speed and positioning feedback in a system is critical.

According to the company, the couplings help minimize a system’s reaction forces for more precise and repeatable operation and longer life. Designed with a parallel linkage-style flexible disc, Control-Flex promises “radial flexibility to reduce reaction forces” such as side loads on shaft bearings and seals that can be caused by shaft misalignment. The Control-Flex disc allows parallel, angular and axial shaft misalignments while maintaining transmission of torque and angular velocity. Two versions of the coupling are available: a single-flex disc version for standard torque capacity, and a two-flex disc version for increased torque capacity and torsional stiffness. The couplings are suitable for use in packaging, medical device, machine tool, conveying and automated assembly systems that utilize encoder feedback devices.

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