Choosing the right coupling style for a servo application can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. A better understanding of application requirements such as torque, stiffness, rpm values and shaft misalignment details can help narrow your selection.
So when researching coupling choices, a good place to start is with a broad understanding of servo coupling requirements. Read our latest white paper to learn about specifying metal bellows and servo insert couplings, as well as the role couplings serve in a larger system.
The primary job of a coupling is to smoothly transmit torque between connected shafts while compensating for radial, axial or angular misalignment. In high-speed servo applications, certain coupling styles work better than others at handling the demands of today’s dynamic automated systems.