SCREWLESS COUPLING FOR LOW TORQUE DRIVE
Original Publication Date: 1998-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-21
Most standard couplings use lock screws. They do not provide compensation for misalignment of shaft ends by virtue of angular, lateral, and longitu- dinal (axial) flexibility. Misalignment adds load to the drive and may cause premature damage to the low torque motor, This screwless coupling is able to compensate misalignment of shaft ends. It is useful in a space constraint environment where accommodating stan- dard coupling is not possible. It is designed to couple two pulleys without the need of lock screw, thus simplifies drive system development and reduces cost significantly.