Couplings

Couplings are used to join two shafts together for the purpose of transmitting power.


Couplings can be either material flexing or mechanical flexing.


Typical uses for couplings are motor to pump, motor to gear box and motor to electric actuator.


Factors to consider unless you are replacing a like for like coupling are:


  • Horsepower of the motor

  • RPM

  • BSE (the distance between shaft ends

  • Operating temperature

  • Space available

  • Run cycle

  • Angular, parallel or axial misalignment handling

There are many different types of couplings available and many factors should be considered before deciding on a specific type.


Some of the types of couplings available:


General purpose, backlash free, flexible beam couplings feature multiple helical cuts and are machined from one piece material. They have 0.4 to 12 Nm nominal torque range and reduces wind-up compared to single beam coupling. Flexible beam couplings are used in a variety of motion-control applications, from aviation and lab equipment to robotics and medical devices. A common industrial application arises when a motor is connected to a pump. Factory automation equipment and other machine tools rely on flexible beam couplings to transmit power from a motor source.


Bellows couplings are made of a thin-walled, flexible metal corrugation (bellows) that is connected between two clamping hubs. They are designed to create a low inertia zero-backlash coupling which will last a long time without maintenance. Bellows couplings can accommodate all forms of misalignment and have a balanced design for reduced vibration at high speeds. They’re best suited for applications where precise positioning is required, such as in material handling or general automation and assembly.


Jaw couplings are used within electrical motor and internal combustion systems to transmit power (torque). They are designed to connect two shafts, enabling smooth torque transmission and reducing loss of power. Jaw couplings work by preventing shock loading (the sudden and drastic increase of load in a system) and/or accommodating shaft misalignment where this has been caused by thermal expansion or manufacturing inefficiencies.


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Description Price Bore Coupling Types Outside Diameter Length Fastening Type Torque Rating Torsional Stiffness Moment of Inertia Misalignment - Angular Misalignment - Parallel Misalignment - Axial Bellows Material Shore Hardness Suitable For Use With
RS Stock No. 693-2502
Mfr. Part No.530.41.3535
BrandHuco
HK$373.17
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12mm Bellows Coupling 41mm 49.7mm Set Screw 7.61Nm 2880Nm/rad 2490 x 10^-8kg/m² 2.5° 0.15mm 0.8mm Stainless Steel - -
RS Stock No. 449-0536
Mfr. Part No.MSPC-20-20-F
BrandRuland
HK$905.48
Each
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20mm Rigid Coupling 42mm 65mm - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-735
BrandRS PRO
HK$159.02
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28mm HRC Coupling - 29mm - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 748-213
Mfr. Part No.321.07.1416
BrandHuco
HK$786.73
Each
units
1/8in Bellows Coupling 6.35mm 14mm Set Screw 41Ncm 7Nm/rad 1.3 x 10^-8kg/m² 11° 1mm 0.65mm Electrodeposited Nickel - -
RS Stock No. 814-528
Mfr. Part No.FCMR32-10-10-A
BrandRuland
HK$534.36
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- Beam Coupling 31.75mm 44.45mm - 6.89Nm 0.392°/Nm - 0.381mm 0.254mm - - -
RS Stock No. 306-2708
Mfr. Part No.632505
HK$350.41
Each
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 489-3856
Mfr. Part No.13007068
BrandLenze
HK$297.55
Each
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- Straight Jaw Coupling - - - - - - 0.5° 0.4mm 0.4mm - - -
RS Stock No. 449-0520
Mfr. Part No.MSPC-30-30-F
BrandRuland
HK$1,367.19
Each
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30mm Rigid Coupling 53mm 83mm - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 814-540
Mfr. Part No.PSMR10-3-3-A
BrandRuland
HK$192.54
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- Beam Coupling 9.5mm 14.3mm - 0.62Nm 11.83°/Nm - 0.203mm 0.127mm - - -
RS Stock No. 808-7250
Mfr. Part No.ROTEX14-92SHEL-KTR
BrandKTR
HK$36.72
Each
units
- Curved Jaw Coupling - - - - - - 1.2° 0.17mm -0.5 mm, +1 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 808-7282
Mfr. Part No.ROTEX24-92SHEL-KTR
BrandKTR
HK$60.75
Each
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- Curved Jaw Coupling - - - - - - 0.9° 0.22mm -0.5 mm, +1.4 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 808-7099
Mfr. Part No.OMEGA-E10-ELEMENT
BrandRexnord
HK$2,800.97
Each
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- Tyre Coupling 6.38in - - 164Nm - - 0.063in 0.188in - - -
RS Stock No. 477-9924
Mfr. Part No.MCLX-10-10-SS
BrandRuland
HK$528.99
Each
units
10mm Rigid Coupling 29mm 45mm - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 492-9270
Mfr. Part No.KUP-1010-B
BrandSick
HK$333.95
Each
units
10mm - 21mm 29mm - - 120Nm/rad - 0.3mm 0.4mm - - -
RS Stock No. 701-9168
Mfr. Part No.JD26/41-98R
BrandRuland
HK$83.855
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
- Curved Jaw Coupling 41.3mm - - - - - 0.8° 0.1mm 1.27mm - - -
RS Stock No. 423-1810
Mfr. Part No.MJS19-8-A
BrandRuland
HK$113.60
Each
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8mm Curved Jaw Coupling 19.1mm 27.2mm Set Screw - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 748-320
Mfr. Part No.207.18.2222
BrandHuco
HK$249.38
Each
units
6mm - - - - 0.3Nm - - 0.2mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 814-590
Mfr. Part No.PSMR19-5-5-A
BrandRuland
HK$210.61
Each
units
- Beam Coupling 19.1mm 22.9mm - 1.92Nm 2.27°/Nm - 0.203mm 0.127mm - - -
RS Stock No. 808-7204
Mfr. Part No.VIVA-VS130-ELEMENT
BrandRexnord
HK$2,284.22
Each
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- Tyre Coupling 129mm - - 164Nm - - 1.6mm 5.5mm - - -
RS Stock No. 174-7200
Mfr. Part No.MBS15-5-5-A
BrandRuland
HK$790.39
Each
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5mm Bellows Coupling 15mm 27.2mm Set Screw 2.5Nm 8°/Nm - 1.5° 0.1mm 0.2mm Stainless Steel - -
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