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ROTEX® AH torsionally flexible coupling with split hubs

Radial assembly/disassembly of the jaw coupling via four screws only

The torsionally flexible jaw coupling ROTEX AH is an elastomer coupling with split hubs (half shell coupling). This design is also referred to as drop-out center design coupling, half shell coupling, clamping coupling, coupling with split hubs or elastomer coupling with split clamping hub.

The hubs of the ROTEX elastomer coupling type A-H are split. Easy radial asssembly/disassembly of the half shell coupling can be made by tightening and unscrewing four screws only. The version is available both with and without feather keyway.

Benefits of couplings with split hubs:
Versions with split hubs such as the torsionally flexible half shell coupling ROTEX AH have been part of our product range for decades. Please find more detailed information about benefits of half shell couplings in our article "Couplings with split hubs: benefits and applications".

Features
  • Torsionally flexible, vibration-damping jaw coupling / elastomer coupling with split hubs (drop-out center design coupling)
  • Easy assembly/disassembly via four screws only
  • Type with cylindrical bore and without feather keyway
  • Hubs made of steel
  • Axial plug-in
  • Replacement of spider without displacing driving and driven side
  • Positive-locking and frictionally engaged hub connection
  • Axial, radial, angular compensation
  • Radially dismountable, easy to service
  • Maintenance-free
  • Complying with ATEX (according to EU directive 2014/34/EU)
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ROTEX® torsionally flexible jaw couplings are elastomer couplings characterized by a compact design.
In spite of low weights and mass moments of inertia of the elastomer couplings they are able to transmit high torques. The compact shaft couplings are characterized by a long service life and sound operating characteristics generated by allover machining.

Thanks to the elastomer (elastomer spider) between the coupling hubs of the jaw couplings shocks respectively torsional vibrations in the drive train are damped. The high temperature-resistant spider material T-PUR® (elastomer) is available in various degrees of hardness. The torsionally flexible ROTEX couplings are used in almost every range of general machinery and plant engineering.

Overview: torsionally flexible shaft couplings / elastomer couplings

Properties of torsionally flexible jaw couplings:
ROTEX shaft couplings consist of two hubs (aluminium or steel) and a spider (elastomer ring / cam ring) made of T-PUR. The different degrees of hardness of the T-PUR-spider allow to adjust the level of damping and torsional stiffness of the elastomer coupling.

ROTEX couplings require few mounting space and thus enable easy assembly/disassembly. The numerous types provide for maximum flexibility and meet with the different mounting requirements through various types of hubs.

Function of torsionally flexible jaw couplings:
Jaw couplings ensure torsional vibration-damping power transmission and absorb shocks generated by machines with irregular operation.
In contrast to flexible couplings the connecting elements of which are subjected to bending and therefore to earlier wear, the flexible teeth of ROTEX® couplings (elastomers) are subjected to compressive stress only. The benefit of the elastomer coupling thus is to resist significantly higher loads.

The elastomers become deformed with load and high speeds. Sufficient expansion space must be provided.

All sizes of ROTEX® elastomer couplings have a maximum torsion angle of 5°. They can be mounted both horizontally and vertically.

Material of torsionally flexible jaw couplings:
Our elastomer material T-PUR is resistant to higher temperatures and has a considerably longer service life than common polyurethanes. From a visual point of view we marked the T-Pur material by the colours orange (92 Shore A), purple (98 Shore A) and light green (64 Shore D).

The previous polyurethane spiders in the colours yellow, red and natural white with green marking of teeth continue to be available on request.

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