The Coupling Handbook

The goal of this handbook is to assist you with the process of sorting out the myriad of coupling styles that exist to select the one best suited to your application. This handbook is not a textbook. There are several of those in print which do a great job and are very useful for coupling designers. What we are attempting to do is to provide down-to-earth useable knowledge. We want to arm you with information that you need to utilize the variety of styles that exist in flexible couplings to your best advantage and solve real world problems. Lovejoy has been manufacturing couplings since 1927. More importantly, we have the greatest breadth of coupling types offered by any single manufacturer in the world. We have the applications experience with couplings to talk about all the most popular designs out there, even the ones we don't sell. Since flexible couplings are our strategic focus, we feel you will find this handbook to be a valuable resource.

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Part 1: Introduction - Why a flexible coupling?, Basic Terminology, and Evaluation Factors

Part 2: First Steps in Coupling Selection - Types, Considerations, and Charts

Part 3: Popular Elastomeric Coupling Types - Compression Loaded, Shear Loaded, Combination, and Torsional

Part 4: Popular Lubricated Metallic Coupling Types - Gear

Part 5: Popular Lubricated Metallic Coupling Types - Grid & Chain

Part 6: Popular Non-Lubricated Metallic Coupling Types - Disc, Diaphragm, Spring, 3 Link, & Beam

Part 7: Selecting the Right Coupling - General Characteristics & Application Considerations

Part 8: Selecting the Right Coupling - Mounting, Alignment, and (Un)Balance

Part 9: Coupling Standards & Handbook References