Features That Give Steelflex theLowest Lifetime Operating Cost,Longer Life Tapered grids, made of high strength alloy steel are quenched and tempered to spring hardness. .
The grid surface is then precision shot peened to compress the surface molecules. The effect is a dramatic increase in rating, providing reserve strength for longer life or allowing a smaller size coupling to be selected. This precision technology was originally used in the production of sophisticated aircraft components.
Extended Maintenance Periods Now you can install Steelflex and lubricate it with Falk Long Term Grease (LTG) and forget periodic,routine maintenance for five years.Falk LTG grease was developed specifically for couplings. It resists the separation of the oil and thickening agent that occurs in typical greases.The initial use of Falk LTG coupling grease will eliminate routine lubrication cycles while still providing the necessary lubrication to the tapered grid.
Type HD Couplings
The Preferred Replacement for Gear Couplings
Durable Nitrile Seals are heat resistant to 275ο F. (135οC.) Powder-coated covers provide chemical resistance.
Quick, Easy Installation…
The grid is the wearing memberof a Steelflex coupling and it is a fraction of the complete coupling cost.
Tapered grids are accessible through the quickly removable cover.
The replace-in-place design of the replacement grids allows them to be
dropped in without the need to remove or reposition hubs or realign shafts as
required with gear couplings and many elastomer designs.
When coupling-connected equipment must be moved, the job takes longer and costs a lot more.
Equipment Protection againstShaft Misalignment
The grid is free to rock, pivot and float within the hub teeth. Generous misalignment capacity is provided without producing detrimental bearing side loads created by other couplings.
Equipment Protection against Shock/Vibratory Loads
Torsional flexibility is the ability of Falk Steelflex couplings to torsionally deflect when subjected to normal shock or vibratory loads, providing flexible accommodation to changing load conditions.
Consequently, Steelflextunes the drive system. It absorbs impact energy by spreading it over an increment of time. It damps vibration and reduces peak or shock loads by as much as 30%. It is a true shock absorber for rotary motion, relying on the predictable resilience of the steel grid for torsional flexibility.
Two cover designs are available in the popular sizes. Standard spacer, piloted, high speed, brake wheel or disc, and controlled torque designs are also available.
Steelflexcouplings and component parts are available in popular sizes and types.
Low Initial Cost
Easy to Install