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Universal Joints


Universal Joints

Universal joints are flexible mechanical connectors used to transmit rotary motion from one shaft to another shaft that is not in line with the first, or when alignment varies. There are two types of universal joints, defined by their number of bending joints.

The first type of univarsal joint has one bending aspect. As a result of this it is capable of operating up to a 45º angle.

The second style is the double joint style. This has two bending joints; the double u-joint can operate up to 90º angles.

Steel is the most common material used, either in stainless form; or alloyed with other metals to handle greater torque and temperature

Universal joints can also be known as a universal coupling, U-Joint and UJs.

Catalogues

All of our catalogues are available to download in PDF format. To view our catalogues see links to the main Drives, Controllers and Couplings catalogue and main Universal Joint sections below.

Full Catalogue

Drives, Controllers and Couplings

Universal Joints Catalogue Sections

Universal Joints - Single Joint Plain Bearing
Universal Joints - Single Joint Needle Roller Bearing
Universal Joints - Single Joint Plain Bearing Long Unbored

Universal Joints - Double Joint Plain Bearing
Universal Joints - Double Joint Needle Roller Bearing
Universal Joints - Double Joint Plain Bearing Long Unbored

Universal Joints - Protective Gaiters



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