By DE StaffPower Transmission Machine Building
Ruland’ RoHS3- and REACH-compliant coupling series designed for robotics applications.
Ruland offers beam couplings for robotic applications. The couplings are offered in clamp and set screw styles with inch, metric, and inch to metric bore combinations ranging from 3/32 inch (3 mm) to ¾ inch (20 mm). They are available in 7075 aluminum for lightweight and low inertia or 303 stainless steel for higher torque and torsional stiffness. The company’s four-beam style couplings (P- and MW-series) feature a compact design best suited to light-duty applications while its six-beam style coupling (F-series ) has increased torque capacity. Ruland’s multiple-beam couplings are designed to reduce vibration at speeds up to 6,000 rpm. Clamp-style F-series couplings feature the company’s Nypatch anti-vibration coating.