There are many options to connect two rotating shafts together. The most obvious path is to use a rotary coupling. Unfortunately, while there are many couplings that can be purchased or made, choosing the right one takes some practice and a little bit of luck.
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Robots have evolved from moving big things around in large areas to working collaboratively with humans in tight or uncaged environments. Robot designers are continuously challenged to reduce motorized joints’ size and weight while improving accuracy and response. This recording will discuss how direct drive motors coupled to high ratio precision gearing are an excellent choice to meet these challenges.
The selection of a proper coupling for a motion-control application requires consideration of numerous performance factors that must be taken into consideration for the coupling to work properly. These factors include including torque levels, the type and amount of shaft misalignment, inertia, torsional stiffness, rotational speed, space requirements, and others.
Through innovations in design, drive technology has taken a leap forward from mechanisms used since the 1950s. At the same time, design upgrades have allowed for smaller footprint, lighter weight, and higher torque densities.