Lovejoy D-10B Friction bearing universal joint replacement – the TSC500 u-joints alternative.
TSC500 3/4″ T6061 Aluminum universal joint alternative for mechanical power transmission couplings.
Replace your Lovejoy D-10B universal joint with a maintenance free, flexible shaft coupling alternative.
Couplings in the industrial sector traditionally are broken into two sectors, elastomeric couplings that can only run at angles of 1° or less otherwise they wear out, as they cannot physically flex beyond that, normally they run at 1/2°.
The Lovejoy D-10B is a universal joint and belongs to the other group.
The Lovejoy D-10B is a block and pin/friction bearing universal joint and can only run at 1750 RPM maximum to reduce wear and creation of heat that can lead to the block seizing, this is why it must stay lubricated at all times.
These universal joints which can normally only run at 8° otherwise prematurely wearing the block within the propeller shaft of the universal joint, the pins will become loose and that creates vibration and with continual wear the 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.
Needle bearings in the more expensive Lovejoy NB range are 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 needles 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 needle 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 alot 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.
Lovejoy D-10B Universal Joint alternative the TSC500.
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 D-10B joints.
Our coupling is available in all the standard industry splines for easy replacement or retrofit for OEM.
Ruland – UJ-HD1250, UJ-HS1125 , JC jaw , MJC jaw couplings.
Guardian Couplings – Curved jaw 28/38, 38/45, 42/55,48/60, Guardex M-80, Spec I-65, LJW150-LJW225.
TB Woods – Dura Flex WE 40, L100/AL100/SS100/L110/AL110/SS110, L150, AL150, SS150, L190, L225, L276, G Flex grid coupling 1000T10 – 1060, 1000T20 – 1060.
Belden – UJ-HD2000, UJ-HD2500, UJ-HS1750, UJ-HS2000, UJ-NB2000x1000, SS-UJ-NB2000x1000.
Rexnord – Omega Orange 30-40, Omega HDY 30, Viva 190-215, Falk Wrapflex 30R.
SKF – FRC230, SKF Flex 140, UJMA40.
KTR – Rotex AL-H 42/48 (48-92/98), GJL 38/48/55/65 (48 92-98) (55 92-98) (65 92A).
Boston Gear – FC 45 XFCBB, Rubber XFCR, XFCA Poly, UJ-J200, UJNL 24-24.
SIT – GU5P, GU5E, GU5H
For more information on the TSC500 go to https://twinspringcoupling.com/coupling-products/tsc-500/.