Spring couplings from TCP enable optimum weight distribution

Example agricultural machinery

Torsion Control Products  https://www.torsioncontrol.com/has developed a customized coupling configuration for a tractor manufacturer. With their unique torsional characteristics, the spring couplings used are especially suited to modern diesel engines that produce lower emissions and more power in smaller packages at lower operating speeds. With a sophisticated design, TCP was able to combine shaft bearings and coupling in a single assembly for the application described here. The agricultural machinery manufacturer and long-time customer of Torsion Control Products wanted to develop a new tractor to meet the needs of the modern farmer. A key part was changing from having the transmission directly mounted onto the engine to having it remotely mounted in order to improve the weight distribution. A remote mount configuration requires a drive shaft to transmit torque between the transmission and engine. In order to accommodate this change, the customer needed a completely new type of coupling that could support the drive shaft while tuning the system and achieving the necessary performance. The engineers of the American coupling specialist created a custom coupling configuration that provided shaft support and a coupling in one assembly. This coupling solution minimised costs by eliminating the need for a bearing housing while meeting the technical requirements of the application. The coupling is also short, which allows for a small deflection angle of the cardan shaft. These products attenuate torsional vibration, isolate resonance, protect against overload and shock, reduce noise, improve the service life of bearings and gears, and increase system durability. The all-steel construction of the spring couplings is space-efficient and ensures a long service life, while their performance remains consistent throughout the products’ lifespan.


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