Clamp Type Coupling
Couplings are divided into categories: Rigid and Flexible. As compared with flexible couplings, rigid couplings have limited application. Rigid couplings do not have the ability to compensate for shaft misalignments and are therefore used where shafts are already positioned in precise lateral and angular alignment. Any misalignment between shafts will create high stresses and support bearing loads.
Rigid couplings by virtue of their simple rugged design are generally able to transmit more power than flexible couplings of comparable size but this is not an Important advantage except in high horsepower applications.
This section will be devoted to the small to medium size flexible type couplings which cover a much larger field of applications. Flexible shafts, which are closely related to flexible couplings will also be discussed. This writeup is divided into the following categories.