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Flexible Coupling Styles: Key Choices for Lowest Cost of Ownership

There are many styles of flexible couplings available to the market today. Join this presentation to see the characteristics of major types of flexible couplings to help you make the best choice for your application, keeping your total cost of ownership as low as possible.

Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 12 PM EST (9 AM PST)
Duration: 1 hour
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A flexible coupling's primary functions are connecting two shafts, transmitting power from a driver shaft to a driven shaft and accommodating the misalignment between them. With only these requirements to consider, it would seem the coupling selection process should be easily narrowed down to one or two types. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

All flexible couplings accomplish the above three functions, but they do so with varying degrees and attributes. It is within these secondary coupling attributes that the best coupling selection is separated from the fair, poor or even disastrous ones. No single type of coupling will be perfect for all applications, which is why it is critical to perform due diligence when making your selection.

During this webinar, Rexnord senior engineering manager Bill Holtz and vice president of sales at Rexnord's CENTA group Bob Lennon will isolate the characteristics of major types of flexible couplings to help you make the best choice for your application to keep your total cost of ownership as low as possible. By combining the application conditions discussed in this webinar and working with a coupling manufacturer with a broad product portfolio and a staff of experienced engineers, you will be able to provide insight into coupling specification that will lead to an optimum coupling choice.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the three main functions of a flexible coupling
  • Discover the characteristics of the major types of flexible couplings on the market
  • Learn what to consider when selecting a flexible coupling
  • Understand how the different types of couplings rank according to their main attributes
  • Learn why it is important to select a trustworthy coupling supplier


Bill Holtz, Senior Engineering Manager, Rexnord

Bill Holtz is a senior engineering manager for coupling at Rexnord. He has 29 years of experience in the coupling industry with a greater depth of knowledge in disc, elastomeric and fluid coupling designs and applications. Bill has served as a presenter at numerous industry organization events.

Bob Lennon, Vice President of Sales (CENTA), Rexnord

Bob Lennon is vice president of sales at Rexnord CENTA. A graduate of Northern Illinois University with a BS in engineering, Bob has over 30 years of experience in the mechanical power transmission industry. As a flexible/torsional coupling specialist, he offers a deep knowledge of the products and the applications that they are best suited for.