Cardan Joints or Universal joints, how about something better

Cardan Joints or Hooke joints? The Cardan joint was invented by Gerolamo Cardano in the 15th century, or at least the gimbal mountings that a modern day Universal joint contains. The Cardan joint gimbals are what we see today in the cross or bearings cross of a universal joint, the actual universal joints themselves were […]

Spring Couplings – Something new to replace your other spring couplings

Spring Couplings alternative

Spring couplings are nothing new on the power transmission coupling marketplace until now. Their maintenance free design makes them a good alternative to the likes of a jaw coupling or universal joint. They are varied in their appearance, size, torque capability, price points and flexibility. Spring in outer hub. Multiple layer springs. Spline cut from […]

Twin Spring Couplings now offering a T6061 Aluminum constructed version of their spring couplings

Twin Spring couplings flexible coupling replaces universal joints, servo, beam, bellows and elastomeric couplings

We are proud to announce that our 3 Twin Spring Coupling ranges are now also available in T6061 High strength T6 aluminum. We have looked like any good mechanical engineer for ways to save weight but without losing strength or longevity. The artificially aged and precipitation hardening makes this tempered aluminum stronger that 304 Stainless […]

Spring Couplings – Different coupling types using springs, replaces uni joints and jaw couplings too

Spring couplings - flexible coupling replaces universal joints, servo, beam, bellows and elastomeric couplings

Twin Spring coupling is stronger, runs faster and is more flexible than all other spring couplings. Spring Couplings are another form of flexible shaft coupling but usually down at the lower end of the market, as they usually have a low ability to transfer torque and to run at high speeds, so they normally aren’t […]

Elastomeric couplings – The 2 spider insert trade offs

Elastomeric Couplings - Twin Spring Coupling components

Elastomeric couplings come in many shapes, sizes and capabilities. Lets break these down into what’s currently available and how they work or don’t work for the average user. So why use Elastomeric couplings then? What’s the options, there are a number of elastomeric type couplings. It depends a lot on what the industry is. Is […]

Elastomeric Couplings – Spider insert flexibility verses Torque

Elastomeric couplings

Elastomeric couplings, long used in different industries like food, beverage, mining, industrial. The common contaminants factor in their usage such as water, dust makes them the better choice over uni joints. These kind of contaminants are problematic with other couplings such as universal joints due to the bearings used to make these coupling flexible failing […]

4 typical Elastomeric Couplings problems

Elastomeric Couplings replacement Twin Spring coupling TSC500 flexible coupling replaces universal joints, servo, beam, bellows and elastomeric couplings

Elastomeric couplings, used in a number of industries  mainly the Industrial sector in areas like food and beverage etc. are primarily used because of their makeup, a non metallic center made up of a tough polymer. In other industries bronze, hytrel and Buna N are other ma The polymer helps to make the coupling flexible […]

Friction Bearing U-Joints compared to Twin Spring Coupling

Friction bearing U-joints replacement

Friction bearing U-joints verses Twin Springs no maintenance power transmission couplings. In the world of universal joints there are only two versions, the old block and pin and the newer needle bearing u joints. Friction bearing u-joints was originally patented in 1904 making it over a century old, and the technology inside it hasnt changed, […]

Best Industrial power transmission couplings for 2021

Best Industrial power transmission couplings for 2021 The best industrial power transmission couplings for the mass industrial market are broken roughly into these 5 types of couplings, some have subsets as well, the elastomeric couplings have jaw couplings as segment where some people treat them as a category by themselves. These couplings are also constructed […]

Weasler PTO couplings – Replace them with a maintenance free alternative

Weasler PTO couplings Weasler PTO couplings are a brand well known in the agriculture u-joints, Walterscheid and Bondioli as well . They all rely on the underlying universal joint technology to work. The only real difference is the Weasler PTO couplings are made using larger uni joints, revolving around technology like the Spicer 1310/ Spicer […]