U-Joints And Driveshafts

March 9, 2006
Universal joints and driveshaft assemblies are for steering and shift linkages in race cars, boats, industrial vehicles, and other applications.

For instance, steering and shift-linkage universal joints for race cars incorporate high-strength, alloy-steel yokes with permanently sealed drawn-cup needle bearings and a forged cross. The joint is axially stiff for push/pull loads, and units are available in a variety of materials. Custom steering assemblies for light-duty and recreational vehicles, including golf carts, ATVs, industrial-maintenance vehicles, and utility trucks are built to customer specifications.

Specialty automotive components are custom engineered to OEM specifications in aluminum for high strength-to-weight ratios, various grades of stainless steel, and plated alloys. High-strength, lighter-weight steering components are specifically engineered for the automotive market using state-of-the-art multiple-axis CNC machines and engineering systems technology. The complete line of universal joints includes a full range of military certified universal joints (MS20271 and MS20270 Series) that are used in defense and aerospace applications, as well as in auto racing and other shift-linkage applications.

Belden Inc., 2500 Braga Dr., Broadview, IL 60155, (708) 344-4600, beldenuniversal.com

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