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Oldham Couplings

Quick Facts

  • Zero backlash, flexible shaft
  • Accommodates high parallel and angular misalignment
  • High torsional stiffness and response
  • Simple configuration, easy to assemble
  • Multiple bore and shaft connecting configurations

Product Overview

Three-piece design composed of two metallic hubs and a center disc made of thermoplastic elastomer. The disc is press-fitted to eliminate backlash and may also serve as a mechanical fuse. The disc slides to accommodate a fair amount of parallel misalignment. Oldham couplings also provide electrical isolation and offer an economical solution for a number of motion applications.

Quick Reference Guide

Series CL4 CL25
Torque Range (Nm) 0.7 - 72 2.7 - 352
Bore Range (mm) 3 - 25 3 - 42
Max Speed (rpm) 10,000 - 39,000 2,000 - 10,000
Mounting Options Setscrew, Clamp Clamp

Technical Data

Type Zero Backlash Torque rpm Inertia Torsional Stiffness Misalignment Electrically Isolated Cost
Parallel Angular Shaft Endplay
Oldham, Aluminum Yes Moderate Moderate Low Moderate High High Low Yes Moderate