Auniversal joint, (universal coupling,U-joint,Cardanjoint,Hardy-Spicerjoint, orHooke’s joint) is ajointorcouplingin a rigid rod that allows the rod to ‘bend’ in any direction, and is commonly used in shafts that transmitrotary motion. It consists of a pair ofhingeslocated close together, oriented at 90° to each other, connected by a cross shaft. The universal joint is not aconstant velocity joint.
No machine element other than a cardan shaft allows power transmission of torque between specially offset driving and driven shafts whose position can be changed during operation.
Spatial angular motion and changes of axial length are ensured by advanced constructional elements.
Thus, cardan shafts have become an indispensable transmission component in automotive engineering and industry.
Cardan shafts offer
They are an integral part in almost all industries with mechanical drives.
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» The installation of cardan shafts requires expertise and careful workmanship!
» Be sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions forinstallation and repair.
» Parts to be installed in universal drives must bein perfect working order and approved for the specific application in hand.
» Make sure that cardan shaft locating centres are properly seated and that the flange surfaces are in perfect contact!
» The operation ratings must never be exceeded.
» Do not use high pressure (water, stream, air) for cleaning to prevent damage of the bearings and sealings!