Product Announcement from Oren Elliott Products, Inc.

Universal Joints - Flexible & Rigid Shaft Coupling-Image

OEP Couplings, a division of Oren Elliott Products, Inc., offers a full line of flexible and rigid shaft couplings. The couplings' machined subcomponents are produced on CNC Swiss screw machines with live tooling, capable of holding micron tolerances, under a quality system registered to the ISO9001:2000 standard. Based in rural northwest Ohio, OEP Couplings draws from a local labor pool rich in machining expertise, and benefits from a relatively low cost of living, enabling OEP to offer considerable value to customers in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Universal Joints Advantages

  • Can accommodate large angular misalignment
  • Can accommodate extremely large radial misalignment, when used in pairs

The universal joints can be used as a linkage, or transmission, between two intentionally misaligned shafts, rather than just as a flexible coupling (meant to accommodate very small misalignment that inevitably but unintentionally results from tiny mounting errors and thermal growth.) Examples of applications where Universal Joints are preferred include lawn and garden equipment, conveyors and material handling equipment and food processing equipment.


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