FLEXIPAD safety couplings
are not positive couplings and therefore disconnect
the drive as soon as the pads have worn out with
service or overload. The drive can be started
again by simply replacing the drive pads, which
can be done in a matter of minutes. As the drive
pads are free floating, no axial forces are generated
by the transmission of torque. Torsional stiffness
of the FLEXIPAD coupling can be adjusted
by choice of different grades of elastomeric pads.
Optionally high performance polyurethane pads
are also available.
FLEXIPAD couplings come
with integral flange or with an intermediate adaptor
plate for SAE and other flywheel mounting on diesel
engines, and are also available for shaft to shaft