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Flender N-EUPEX Coupling
With the new double-cardanic design, the coupling compensates for not only a greater range of shaft angle offsets, but also a considerably greater radial offset so that shaft ends can be connected in a manner that offers the drive greater protection. With this two-joint version, compensation for radial offset that occurs between the shaft ends is enabled by a corresponding angle of inclination in the elastomer joints.
Here a special design feature, unique on the market and immediately noticeable, is the complete encapsulation of the elastomer elements. This covering prevents the sleeve from flying off if components break due to improper overload. In contrast to other solutions on the market, the elastomer elements are not located within the shaft diameter, but instead, outside of it. A greater distance from the axis of rotation means a lower load on the outer wall and, as a result, less wear. Due to this clearance, together with the decreased tendency of the 90 Shore A elements to undergo over-working in case of shaft offset, the elements have a longer service life, which increases the availability of the coupling.