Elastomer (elastomeric) couplings are a type of adaptable coupling that use an embed made of an elastomeric polymer to help transmit torque. The elastomer insert transmits torque without backlash and can compensate for axial, lateral, and angular shaft misalignment. This insert can provide vibration damping, torsional stiffness, and thermal stability. Servo2Go supplies a range of elastomeric couplings that can be browsed below!
Advantages of Elastomer Couplings
Elastomer couplings provide several advantages over other types, including:
- No lubrication required
- Little maintenance needed
- Tend to be less expensive than metallic couplings
- Good vibration dampening and shock absorbing qualities
- Allow for more misalignment than most metallic couplings
GAM Elastomer Couplings
Servo2Go supplies GAM’s line of elastomer couplings that offer an affordable alternative if high stiffness is not critical. These elastomer couplings use elastomer spiders with shore hardness ratings from 72-D to 98-A, permitting dampening of vibration caused by system resonance. The involute shaped teeth of the elastomer spider and jaws are preloaded and will not loosen over time. GAM’s elastomeric couplings ensure zero backlash and allow for easy plug-in assembly. Contact us today to learn more about GAM elastomer couplings.