KCP Gear Couplings serve as a mechanical device which
connect the shafts of two distinct machines and can
accommodate large axial moments as well as small amounts
of shaft misalignment.
Commercial Gear Couplings transmit more torque than other
types of couplings of similar physical size. Because of this
superior load transmitting capability, Gear Couplings have
become widely used for higher speed applications, as well
as for applications that require a combination of high torque
capacity and a low inertia of the drive system.
Gear Couplings are torsionally rigid and couple two designs,
one of which is completely flexible and one of which is rigid.
Gear Couplings consist of two shaft hubs with external teeth,
which are then connected by means of a sleeve, usually two
pieces, containing internal teeth. A flexible spline with the hubs
and sleeves rotating together is the working action of a Gear
Coupling. The proper type of lubrication, applied frequently
and adequately, is essential for the successful operation of this
This coupling is made up of one flexible geared half and
on rigid half. A flexible & rigid coupling such as this is
primarily used for "floating shaft" applications. The coupling
accommodates angular misalignment but does not
accommodate parallel displacement of shafts.