A steel wire processor used a rubber element coupling to drive a draw works. Over the years, shock loads and misalignment resulted in regular element failures. The coupling failures necessitated an extended down time because the motor had to be moved to replace the coupling element.
The tight envelope and mounting arrangement would not allow them to eliminate the misalignment. Given these constraints, we suggested they consider our HD coupling design, which offered a bit more misalignment capacity. Additionally and more importantly, our design allowed for element replacement without moving the motor, a significant downtime savings.
Our HD model also disconnects completely upon failure reducing the chances of additional damage. Let us see if we can help you reduce down time and minimize damage.