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Disc coupling for Robotics


A disc coupling is a type of flexible coupling used in robotic systems to transmit torque between shafts while compensating for misalignment and reducing vibration. It consists of two metal discs, known as hubs, which are connected by a series of thin, flexible discs called laminae. These laminae allow for angular, axial, and parallel misalignment, making disc couplings ideal for robotic applications that require precise motion control.

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Benefits of Disc Coupling in Robotics

1. High Torque Transmission

Disc couplings offer excellent torque transmission capabilities, allowing for efficient power transfer even in high-speed robotic systems.

2. Zero Backlash

Due to the design of the flexible discs, disc couplings have zero backlash, ensuring accurate positioning and repeatability in robotic motions.

3. Compact Size

Disc couplings have a compact and lightweight design, which is crucial in robotics where space and weight constraints are common.

4. High Misalignment Capability

The flexible discs in disc couplings can accommodate angular, axial, and parallel misalignment, allowing for smooth operation even in misaligned conditions.

5. Vibration Damping

Disc couplings absorb and minimize vibrations, reducing the impact on the overall performance and lifespan of robotic systems.

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Choosing and Customizing Disc Couplings

When selecting or customizing a disc coupling for a robotic application, several parameters and practical conditions need to be considered:

  • 1. Torque requirements: Determine the maximum torque the coupling needs to transmit to ensure it can handle the load.
  • 2. Shaft misalignment: Assess the expected misalignment in terms of angular, axial, and parallel misalignments to choose a coupling with appropriate flexibility.
  • 3. Operating speed: Consider the rotational speed of the system to select a disc coupling that can withstand the required RPM.
  • 4. Environmental factors: Take into account the temperature, humidity, and other environmental conditions to choose a disc coupling with suitable material and corrosion resistance.
  • 5. Installation space: Evaluate the available space for the coupling and select a compact design that can fit within the constraints.

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Does Disc Coupling Need Lubrication?

No, disc couplings do not require lubrication for their operation. The dry, flexible discs eliminate the need for lubrication, ensuring a clean and maintenance-free coupling solution for robotic systems.

What are disc couplings used for?

Disc couplings are widely used in various industrial applications, including robotics, automation, precision machinery, machine tools, and more. They are particularly suitable for robotic systems that require high torque transmission, precise motion control, and flexibility in handling misalignment.

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About HZPT

HZPT, located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, is a modern enterprise specializing in the research, development, production, and international trade of coupling products. We are committed to providing high-quality disc couplings and other coupling solutions for various industrial applications.

Our company adheres to the core values of integrity and operates with unity, progress, and innovation. We focus on high-tech development, international trade, industrial investment, and global network, aiming to become a globally influential international group.

We offer a wide range of coupling products, including drum couplings, pin and bush couplings, bellows couplings, universal couplings, star couplings, expansion couplings, membrane couplings, tire couplings, and more. With a complete and scientific quality management system, we have obtained certifications such as CQC, ISO, and CE. We are dedicated to providing excellent sales service and technical support to our customers.

With over a hundred cooperative enterprises, we uphold the principle of “people-oriented, customer-first” and work closely with our customers for mutual development.

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