New flexible coupling with vibration damping technology

Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI), provides mechanical based design, engineering, and precision Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument manufacturing services for critical motion control and small power transmission applications. The Company has introduced several new series of high-gain couplings. These Antivibration Flexible Couplings are designed for use with high gain servomotors. When a servomotor drives a mechanism, as in applications such as semiconductor manufacturing equipment, blood analyzers or high speed printers, a change in direction causes a phenomenon called hunting. Hunting is vibration in the system which reduces transit time making the equipment less efficient.

The Antivibration Flexible Coupling features a unique construction of vibration reducing rubber (FKM) molded with aluminum hubs. The resulting rubber lined finger-like structure allows for optimal torsional rigidity and damping. Three types are available in bore sizes 3 mm thru 16 mm, compact (S50GS2MA), high-torque (S50GT2MA), and long (S50GL2MA).
SDP/SI offers a wide variety of mechanical component choices for the engineer, including a comprehensive selection of rigid and flexible couplings. Sr. Development Engineer, Mike Yandolino said, “The addition of this new precision flexible coupling line provides our customers with the very best solution for use in high speed and high precision servo systems,” Mike Yandolino continued, “Providing position accuracy, vibration reduction, zero backlash, and quiet operation this coupling will become the preferred choice for many applications.” The high torque capability of the coupling results in the ability to downsize the component used.

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