The term Flexible Coupling is often interpreted in different ways. We believe this term is used to describe the couplings elastomeric properties, i.e. having an elastomer or elastic type element. Typically this element is made of a rubber or urethane compound or derivative. This component makes the flexible coupling ‘torsionally soft’, allowing it to absorb impacts, dampen vibration, and cushion shock loads. It also makes the coupling well suited for applications with high shaft misalignment and, depending on the type used, can accommodate angular, parallel, axial and radial shaft displacements.
Used throughout industry and on a wide range of applications, flexible couplings are ideal for demanding applications. They are considered less expensive when compared to other types of coupling with similar torque capabilities. Flexible couplings are also maintenance-free and don’t require lubrication.