Product Description

SDSX Grooved Rigid Coupling

System s & Performance

SDSX Grooved mechanical couplings(GMC) are available in both rigid and flexible models.

A rigid coupling is used in applications where a rigid joint is desired,similar to that of a traditional flanged,welded ,or threaded connection.

To be considered rigid,a coupling would allow less than 1 degree of deflection or angular movement

 

Description

SDSX rigid coupling is designed from 1″-12″, and pressure is 300psi/2070 kPa.

Bolts/Nuts: Heat-treated plated carbon steel, meeting its mechanical properties Grade 8.8.

Gaskets: EPDM, silicon rubber and Nitrile rubber.

Dimensions
 

Nominal
Size mm/in
Pipe O.D
mm/in
Working
Pressure
PSI/MPa
Bolt Size Dimensions mm/in
No.-Size   mm Ø L H
25
1
33.7
1.327
300
2.07
2-3/8*45 60   
2.362
102 
4.016
45 
1.772
32
42.4
1.669
300
2.07
2-3/8*45 70 
2.756
106 
4.173
44 
1.732
40
48.3
1.900
300
2.07
2-3/8*45 73 
2.874
108 
4.252
44 
1.732
50
2
57.0
2.245
300
2.07
2-3/8*55 83
3.268
122 
4.803
45 
1.772
50
2
60.3
2.375
300
2.07
2-3/8*55 87
3.425
123 
4.843
44 
1.732
65
73.0
2.875
300
2.07
2-3/8*55 100 
3.937
138 
5.433
44 
1.732
65
76.1
3.000
300
2.07
2-3/8*55 103 
4.055
142 
5.591
45 
1.772
80
3
88.9
3.500
300
2.07
2- 1/2*60 117 
4.606
166 
6.535
45 
1.772
100
4
108.0
4.250
300
2.07
2- 1/2*65 137 
5.393
188 
7.401
48 
1.889
100
4
114.3
4.500
300
2.07
2- 1/2*65 139 
5.472
190 
7.480
49 
1.929
125
5
133.0
5.250
300
2.07
2- 1/2*75 163 
6.417
210 
8.268
49 
1.929
125
5
139.7
5.500
300
2.07
2- 1/2*75 168 
6.614
218 
8.583
49 
1.929
150
6
159.0
6.250
300
2.07
2- 1/2*75 192 
7.559
242 
9.528
49 
1.929
150
6
165.1
6.500
300
2.07
2- 1/2*75 193 
7.598
241 
9.488
49 
1.929
150
6
168.3
6.625
300
2.07
2- 1/2*75 198.5 
7.815
249 
9.803
50
1.969
200
8
219.1
8.625
300
2.07
2-5/8*85 253 
9.961
320 
12.598
59
2.323
250
10
273
10.748
300
2.07
2-7/8*130 335 
13.189
426 
16.772
68
2.677
300
12
323.9
12.752
300
2.07
2-7/8*130 380 
14.96
470 
18.504
65
2.559

Material Specification

Housing: Ductile iron conforming to ASTM A-536, grade 65-45-12.

Housing Coating: Paint red and orange

• Optional: Hot dipped galvanized, electro galvanized.

Gaskets

 

• EPDM: Temperature range -34ºC to +150ºC. Recommended for hot water service within

the specified temperature range plus a variety of dilute acids,oil-free air and many chemical services.
 

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PETROLEUM SERVICES.

 

• Silicon Rubber: Temperature range -40ºC to +177ºC. Recommended for drinking water,

hot water, high-temperature air and some high-temperature chemicals.

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PETROLEUM SERVICES.

 

• Nitrile Rubber: Temperature range -29ºC to +82ºC. Recommended for petroleum products,

air with oil vapors, vegetable and mineral oils within the specified temperature range.

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HOT WATER

SERVICES OVER +150°F/+66ºC OR FOR HOT

DRY AIR OVER +140°F/+60ºC.

Installation

Certification



Showroom

Application

Package and shipment

Production and quality control


 

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flexible coupling

What are the key features to look for when purchasing a flexible coupling?

When purchasing a flexible coupling, several key features should be considered to ensure it meets the specific requirements of the application and provides reliable performance. The following are the key features to look for:

  • 1. Type of Coupling: There are different types of flexible couplings available, such as jaw couplings, beam couplings, bellows couplings, disc couplings, and more. Each type has its advantages and limitations, so choosing the right type depends on factors like misalignment compensation needed, torque capacity, and application requirements.
  • 2. Material: The material of the coupling is crucial for its durability and performance. Common materials include stainless steel, aluminum, steel, and various elastomers. Select a material that can withstand the environmental conditions, loads, and temperature ranges of the application.
  • 3. Size and Dimensions: Ensure that the coupling’s size and dimensions match the shaft sizes and available space in the system. Oversized or undersized couplings may lead to inefficiencies, misalignment, and reduced performance.
  • 4. Torque Rating: Consider the maximum torque the coupling can handle to ensure it can transmit the required power without failure or damage.
  • 5. Speed Rating: Check the coupling’s maximum rotational speed capability to ensure it can handle the desired operating speed without issues.
  • 6. Misalignment Compensation: Different couplings offer varying degrees of misalignment compensation, such as angular, parallel, and axial misalignment. Choose a coupling that can accommodate the expected misalignments in the system.
  • 7. Backlash: For precision applications, consider couplings with minimal or zero-backlash to prevent motion inaccuracies and ensure precise positioning.
  • 8. Operating Environment: Assess the environmental conditions, including temperature, humidity, dust, and chemical exposure, and select a coupling with suitable resistance to these factors.
  • 9. Maintenance: Decide whether maintenance-free couplings or those requiring periodic lubrication align better with the application’s requirements and maintenance schedule.
  • 10. Electrical Isolation: If required, choose couplings with electrical isolation features to prevent current flow between connected shafts.
  • 11. Dynamic Behavior: Evaluate the coupling’s dynamic performance, including resonance and damping characteristics, to ensure smooth operation under various loads and speeds.
  • 12. Application Compatibility: Verify that the selected coupling is suitable for the specific application, such as pumps, compressors, robotics, automation, or other industrial processes.

Summary: When purchasing a flexible coupling, consider factors such as the type of coupling, material, size, torque rating, speed rating, misalignment compensation, backlash, operating environment, maintenance, electrical isolation, dynamic behavior, and application compatibility. Careful consideration of these features will ensure that the coupling meets the demands of the application, provides reliable performance, and contributes to the overall efficiency of the mechanical system.

flexible coupling

How does a flexible coupling handle misalignment in large rotating equipment?

Flexible couplings are designed to accommodate various types of misalignment in large rotating equipment, ensuring smooth and efficient power transmission while minimizing stress on connected components. Here’s how flexible couplings handle different types of misalignment:

  • Angular Misalignment: Angular misalignment occurs when the axes of the two connected shafts are not collinear and form an angle. Flexible couplings can handle angular misalignment by allowing the coupling elements to flex and move slightly, thus accommodating the angle between the shafts. The flexible elements, often made of elastomeric materials or metallic membranes, can bend and twist to compensate for angular misalignment, ensuring that the coupling remains engaged and transfers torque effectively.
  • Parallel Misalignment: Parallel misalignment, also known as offset misalignment, happens when the two shafts are not perfectly aligned along their axes, resulting in a lateral shift. Flexible couplings can handle parallel misalignment through their ability to move radially, allowing the flexible elements to adjust and take up the offset. This capability prevents excessive side loads on the shafts and bearings, reducing wear and increasing the lifespan of the equipment.
  • Axial Misalignment: Axial misalignment occurs when there is a linear displacement of one shaft relative to the other, either toward or away from the other shaft. Some flexible couplings, such as certain types of flexible disc couplings, can accommodate a limited amount of axial misalignment. However, for large axial movement, other types of couplings or special designs may be required.

The flexibility of the coupling elements allows them to act as a buffer between the shafts, dampening shocks, vibrations, and torsional forces caused by misalignment or other dynamic loads. This helps protect the connected equipment from damage and enhances the overall performance and reliability of the rotating system.

In large rotating equipment, where misalignment is more common due to thermal expansion, foundation settling, or other factors, flexible couplings play a critical role in maintaining smooth operation and reducing stress on the machinery. However, it is essential to choose the appropriate type of flexible coupling based on the specific requirements of the application and to regularly inspect and maintain the coupling to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

flexible coupling

What are the maintenance requirements for flexible couplings?

Maintenance of flexible couplings is essential to ensure their reliable and efficient performance over their service life. Proper maintenance helps prevent premature wear, reduces the risk of unexpected failures, and extends the lifespan of the couplings. Here are some key maintenance requirements for flexible couplings:

  • Regular Inspection: Perform regular visual inspections of the flexible couplings to check for signs of wear, damage, or misalignment. Look for cracks, tears, or any other visible issues in the coupling components.
  • Lubrication: Some flexible couplings, especially those with moving parts or sliding surfaces, may require periodic lubrication. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding the type and frequency of lubrication to ensure smooth operation.
  • Alignment Checks: Misalignment is a common cause of coupling failure. Regularly check the alignment of the connected shafts and adjust as necessary. Proper alignment reduces stress on the coupling and improves power transmission efficiency.
  • Torque Monitoring: Monitoring the torque transmitted through the coupling can help detect any abnormal or excessive loads. If the coupling is subjected to loads beyond its rated capacity, it may lead to premature failure.
  • Environmental Protection: If the couplings are exposed to harsh environmental conditions, take measures to protect them from dust, dirt, moisture, and corrosive substances. Consider using protective covers or seals to shield the couplings from potential contaminants.
  • Temperature Considerations: Ensure that the operating temperature of the flexible coupling is within its designed range. Excessive heat can accelerate wear, while extremely low temperatures may affect the flexibility of certain coupling materials.
  • Replace Worn or Damaged Parts: If any components of the flexible coupling show signs of wear or damage, replace them promptly with genuine replacement parts from the manufacturer.
  • Manufacturer’s Guidelines: Follow the maintenance guidelines provided by the coupling manufacturer. They often include specific maintenance intervals and procedures tailored to the coupling’s design and materials.
  • Training and Expertise: Ensure that maintenance personnel have the necessary training and expertise to inspect and maintain the flexible couplings properly. Improper maintenance practices can lead to further issues and compromise the coupling’s performance.

By adhering to these maintenance requirements, you can maximize the service life of the flexible couplings and minimize the risk of unexpected downtime or costly repairs. Regular maintenance helps maintain the efficiency and reliability of the coupling in various industrial, automotive, and machinery applications.

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