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Bellows couplings for printing

Bellows couplings for printing

Bellows couplings with high torsional stiffness that can accommodate all forms of misalignment are well suited for large format printers, 3-D printers, offset printers, web converting equipment, and print finishing equipment.

Bellows couplings from Ruland - and available in the UK from Techdrives - are comprised of two anodised aluminium hubs and a stainless steel bellows creating a lightweight, low inertia coupling that can accommodate all types of misalignment - parallel, angular, axial motion, and complex. The thin walls of the hydro-formed bellows maintain low bearing loads and flexibility while remaining rigid under torsional loads. Ruland bellows coupling have a balanced design for reduced vibration in applications up to 10,000rpm. Balancing also helps reduce the risk of common printing errors such as banding.

Ruland bellows couplings are zero-backlash and have no moving parts, ensuring a long maintenance free life. They are available in inch, metric, and inch to metric bore combinations ranging from 1/8in (3mm) to 1in (25mm). Hubs are offered in clamp and set screw styles with or without keyways. Couplings are supplied with metric hardware, DIN12.9 cap screws on clamp couplings for maximum torque capabilities. Stainless steel hubs, inch hardware, and custom designs are available by special request.

Bellows couplings are part of Ruland's complete coupling line which includes: beam, disc, zero-backlash jaw, oldham, and rigid. All Ruland couplings are RoHS2 and REACH compliant and are carefully manufactured in under strict controls using proprietary processes.

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