Couplings are used to transmit power between two shafts by connecting them at their ends. Couplings can allow for misalignment or movement in equipment, and torque limiting couplings are available to detach two shafts under desired circumstances, when a certain level of torque is exceeded.
Standard couplings which connect and transfer power between two rotating shafts.
Flexible couplings provide the functionality of standard couplings but allow for variations and misalignment in the movement between the two connected shafts.
Torque Limited Couplings
An important safety factor for many industrial application, torque limiting couplings intentionally disconnect two rotating shafts when defined torque limits are exceeded.