Modern, innovative mechanical engineering is characterized by decreasing external dimensions with constant or increasing overall performance. Last but not least, drive technology has also committed itself to this development, and here the required connecting elements are a link that should not be underestimated.
With the well-known strengths of the metal bellows coupling (compensation of the shaft misalignment, high torsional rigidity, low moment of inertia, absolutely backlash-free, maintenance-free, temperature-insensitive all-metal design), the advantage of a very short overall length due to an expansion cone hub for integrated installation can be added. The expansion cone finds its secure connection in a correspondingly dimensioned, axial bore in the shaft.
With the expansion cone hub on one side and a radial clamping hub on the other, the rotationally symmetrical, force-locking connection and the assembly-friendly handling are retained, but the installation length within the overall system is considerably reduced. It is therefore ideally suited for applications with minimal shaft distances and limited installation space.
The high torsional stiffness values of the metal bellows coupling in connection with its low moments of inertia make it particularly suitable for use in highly dynamic drives.
Overall, this coupling is a suitable link for demanding drive systems, for gearbox attachments, connection of encoders as well as spindle and axis drives.