Machine Design [1]

New Product: Quick-change U-joints

TakeApart couplings minimize downtime. A lock ring holding the pins, block, and hubs in place can be released with standard tools for quick assembly and disassembly of the U-joints.

The couplings handle torques to 131,000 lb-in. and misalignments of 35°. The parts can be supplied in alloy steel, stainless steel, naval brass, and other metals. ODs from 0.875 to 4.0 in. are available. Applications include food processing and packaging, conveyors, valve actuators, and ventilators.

Curtis Universal, 4 Birnie Ave., Springfield, MA 01107, (888) 287-8477, curtisuniversal.com [3]