Flexible couplings are designed for linking two rotating shafts which are not properly aligned, for transmitting rotational power (torque) from one shaft to another. Flexible couplings comprise two hubs and a spider, with each hub being attached to a shaft while the spider flexes between the hubs for accommodating the misalignment between shafts. Shaft misalignments are radial, parallel or angular, and cause complications while transferring rotational power from one shaft to the other, in the form of loads, vibrations, stresses and other forces which change as per the type of misalignment.
Lovejoy coupling hubs are ideal for internal gas combustion engine and electrical motor applications. These Lovejoy CJ coupling hubs feature a curved jaw profile that helps in concentrating torque to the central region of the spider's limbs, thereby improving the efficiency of the elastomeric material. The three piece design of Lovejoy CJ coupling hubs makes them compatible with both radially and axially misaligned spiders.
These Lovejoy CJ coupling hubs are made of cast iron to ensure high compression strength and resisting corrosion on exposed surfaces. These Lovejoy CJ coupling hubs do not require any lubrication and prevent metal to metal contact for reduced friction. Lovejoy CJ coupling hubs, when assembled to form CJ Series couplings, deliver torque ranging from 67 to 247800 inch-lb.