Lovejoy NB-6B needle bearing universal joint replacement, the TSC150.
TSC150 1/2″ universal joint replacement for mechanical power transmission couplings.
Replace your Lovejoy NB-6B with a maintenance free, flexible shaft coupling alternative.
Couplings in the industrial sector traditionally are broken into two sectors, the beam/bellows or elastomeric couplings that can only run at angles of 4° or less otherwise they wear out, as they cannot physically flex beyond that, normally they run at 2°. The Lovejoy NB6B is a universal joint and belongs to the other group.
Lovejoy NB-6B Universal Joint.
The Lovejoy NB-6B is a needle bearing universal joint and can only run at 6000 RPM maximum to reduce wear and creation of heat that can lead to the bearing seizing, this is why it must stay lubricated at all times.
The other are universal joints which can normally only run at 8° otherwise prematurely wearing the bearings within the propeller shaft of the universal joint, the bearings will become loose and that creates vibration and with continual wear the ball bearings will fail and need to be replaced.
Twin Spring Coupling can run up to 35° without needing to be lubrication, and at low angles of misalignment and comparable high speeds to traditional industrial couplings.
Ball bearings being very precise instruments also need to be contained to ensure infiltration by any foreign contaminants, as things like water, mud, dust or dirt will again cause the ball bearings to seize in their tracks and this means bearing failure.
Being used at high speed for long periods of time produces heat and that can cause the ball bearings to seize inside the bearings leading to premature failure.
The other downside to a universal joint are the yokes which the bearings are contained in, the coupling piece of the yokes are quite tough but the section that contains the bearings not so much as they have to hold the bearings.
This is a weak point as the bearings are usually less than 2″ across so the machining to contain the bearings is a lot smaller than the rest of the yoke, which means the likely of them cracking is that much higher.
Cracking leads to catastrophic failure and replacement of both the yoke and universal joint is assured. This makes it an expensive repair as with the price of the yoke and universal joint, it is usually cheaper just to replace everything, both yokes and the propeller joint.
Twin Spring Coupling is different it replaces the entire U joint, yokes, propeller/cross bearings everything, with a simple one piece design.
By being a one piece design also means Twin Spring Coupling wont break like the yokes do in traditional Lovejoy NB-6B joints.
Our coupling is available in all the standard industry splines for easy replacement or retrofit for OEM.
Flexible up to 35°.
Speeds of up to 7000 rpm.
Constructed of 4140 Alloy.
Boston Gear – FC25 XFCBB Bronze, FC30 XFCA Poly, FC38 Rubber XFCR, J150B, JS175B, JS200B, UJAS 12-12, UJNL 16-16.
Curtis – CJ644, CJ645, NB50.
SKF – FRC 70, SKF Flex 70, PHE L100, PHE L110, PHE L150, 1030TGHSET, UJMA25, UJ338, UJ861, N1000, L600, UJ811, UJ812, UJ880, UJ340, UJ514G, UJ1501, UJ840, UJ838.
TB Woods – Dura Flex WE10, L Jaw L100, AL100, SS100, L110, AL110, SS110, L150, AL150, SS150, G Flex grid coupling 1000T10.
Rexnord – Omega E10, E10M, E15, E15M, Omega HDY 5, HDY10, Viva V130.
Belden – UJ-HD1250, UJ- HS1000, UJ-HS1250, UJ-NB1000x500.
Falk – Wrapflex 10R.
Guardian Couplings – Guardex M-48, Guardex I-32, LJW L100, LJW L150.
SIT – GU5P, GU5E, GU5H, Trasco ES 55 red and green, 65 yellow,
KTR – Rotex AL-H 28/38 (92,98, 64) 38-92A, GJL 38 (92A).
Spicer – 5-264X, 5-110X, 5-103X (1000SG), 5-110X, 5-170X, 5-101X, 5-105X, 5-92X, 24-92X.
Neapco – 1-0170, 1-0675, 1-1475, N1000, L600, 1-0616, 1-0475, 1-0121, 1-0300, 1-0105, 1-0171, 1-0103.
Moog – 338, 838, 340, 341, 514G.
Rockwell – CP101X, 1FR.
Weasler – 200-0600, 200-0100, 200-1000, L6W, 200-7155, 200-6154, 6 Series, 1000 Series, 7 Series, 507-9518, 15160616, 107-20872, AW19 series, 3009-7106-00, AW10 Series, 212-26155, 15161016, 107-20561, 107-20872.
For more information on the TSC150 go to https://twinspringcoupling.com/coupling-products/tsc-150/.