Product Description

GB 8 Fonts Encoder-specific Series coupling Special aluminium alloy coupling for encoder

Description of
 GB 8 Fonts Encoder-specific Series coupling Special aluminium alloy coupling
>Designed for encoder
>Good flexibility, not easy to break
>The elastomer is made of polyurethane, resistant to oil and oxidation

Dimensions of GB 8 Fonts Encoder-specific Series coupling Special aluminium alloy coupling


model parameter common bore diameter d1,d2 ΦD L LP S F M tightening screw torque
GB-15X24 3,4,5,6,6.35,7,8 15 24 20 1.8 2.5 M3 0.7
GB-15×32 3,4,5,6,6.35,7,8 15 32 20 1.8 2.5 M3 0.7
GB-18×28 4,5,6,6.35,7,8,9,10 18 28 25 1.8 3.1 M4 1.7
GB-18×38 4,5,6,6.35,7,8,9,10 18 38 25 1.8 3.1 M4 1.7

model parameter Rated torque
allowable eccentricity
allowable deflection angle
allowable axial deviation
maximum speed
static torsional stiffness
moment of inertia
Material of shaft sleeve Material of shrapnel surface treatment weight
GB-15X24 0.5 1 2 + 2-5 8000 15 4.5×10-4 High strength aluminum alloy PU


Anodizing treatment

GB-15X32 0.5 1 2 + 2-5 8000 15 4.5×10-4 8
GB-18X28 0.8 1 3 + 2-5 6000 20 5.6×10-4 13
GB-18X38 0.8 1 3 + 2-5 6000 20 5.6×10-4 13


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Industry Standards and Guidelines for Selecting and Installing Encoder Couplings

While there are no specific industry standards exclusively focused on encoder couplings, various general standards and guidelines related to couplings and motion control systems can be applied. These standards ensure proper selection, installation, and operation of encoder couplings:

1. ISO Standards: ISO (International Organization for Standardization) has developed standards related to couplings, such as ISO 14691 for flexible couplings and ISO 15364 for gear couplings. Although not specific to encoder couplings, these standards provide guidance on aspects like dimensions, tolerances, and testing methods.

2. Manufacturer Recommendations: Encoder coupling manufacturers often provide guidelines for selecting and installing their products. These guidelines include information on torque ratings, misalignment capabilities, and installation procedures specific to their coupling designs.

3. Motion Control Associations: Organizations such as the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) provide resources and best practices for selecting and integrating motion control components, including encoder couplings. They offer insights into achieving optimal performance, accuracy, and reliability.

4. Machinery Safety Standards: Depending on the application, machinery safety standards such as ISO 13849 or ANSI B11.19 may need to be considered. These standards ensure the safe integration of motion control systems and related components.

5. OEM and System Requirements: The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or specific system requirements for the machinery or automation setup should also be considered when selecting and installing encoder couplings. These requirements may include environmental conditions, space limitations, and performance expectations.

When selecting and installing encoder couplings, it’s essential to follow the guidelines provided by the coupling manufacturer and consider relevant industry standards. Additionally, consulting with experts in the field of motion control and automation can help ensure that the chosen encoder coupling meets the specific needs of the application and complies with safety and performance standards.

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Enhancing Accuracy and Reliability of Position and Velocity Measurements with Encoder Couplings

Yes, encoder couplings play a significant role in enhancing the accuracy and reliability of position and velocity measurements in various applications. Here’s how they contribute:

  • Direct Signal Transmission: Encoder couplings directly connect the encoder to the shaft, ensuring that the rotational position and velocity information is accurately transmitted without delays or signal degradation.
  • Minimized Signal Interference: Encoder couplings are designed to minimize electrical interference and noise, which could otherwise affect the accuracy of signal readings. This leads to more precise measurements of position and velocity.
  • Backlash Reduction: Encoder couplings with low backlash ensure that any reversals in direction are accurately captured, resulting in improved accuracy in both position and velocity measurements.
  • Elimination of Misalignment Errors: By compensating for angular misalignment between shafts, encoder couplings eliminate errors caused by misalignment, ensuring that the measured position and velocity data correspond accurately to the actual motion.
  • Consistent Signal Quality: Encoder couplings maintain a consistent signal quality even in dynamic conditions, such as rapid changes in direction or speed. This consistency leads to reliable and accurate measurements.
  • High Precision Applications: In applications requiring high precision, such as robotics, CNC machinery, or scientific instruments, encoder couplings ensure that even minor discrepancies in position and velocity are minimized.
  • Long-Term Stability: Encoder couplings provide stable and repeatable measurements over time, ensuring that the accuracy and reliability of position and velocity data are maintained throughout the equipment’s lifespan.

In conclusion, encoder couplings significantly enhance the accuracy and reliability of position and velocity measurements by directly transmitting signals, reducing interference, compensating for misalignment, and providing consistent signal quality.

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Types of Encoder Couplings Tailored for Specific Applications

Encoder couplings come in various types, each tailored to suit specific applications and requirements:

1. Beam Couplings: These couplings use flexible beams to transmit motion and accommodate misalignments. They are ideal for applications requiring high precision and low backlash.

2. Bellows Couplings: Bellows couplings have accordion-like bellows that provide high torsional stiffness while allowing axial and angular misalignment compensation. They are commonly used in vacuum environments.

3. Oldham Couplings: Oldham couplings use a three-piece design to transmit motion. They provide high misalignment capacity while maintaining accurate motion transmission.

4. Disc Couplings: Disc couplings consist of thin metal discs that provide torsional stiffness and minimal backlash. They are suitable for high-speed and high-torque applications.

5. Flexible Shaft Couplings: These couplings use a flexible element, such as elastomer or rubber, to accommodate misalignments and dampen vibrations. They are versatile and used in various industries.

6. Miniature Couplings: Designed for small-scale applications, miniature couplings provide precise motion control in compact spaces, such as robotics and medical devices.

7. High-Torque Couplings: These couplings are built to handle high torque loads, making them suitable for heavy-duty industrial applications.

8. Magnetic Couplings: Magnetic couplings use magnets to transmit motion without physical contact. They are used in applications requiring hermetic sealing or where avoiding direct contact is necessary.

9. Encoder-Integrated Couplings: Some couplings come with built-in encoders for direct position sensing. These are convenient for applications where space is limited or where separate encoders are not practical.

10. Shaft Locking Mechanisms: Some couplings feature mechanisms that lock the shafts in place, providing additional security against shaft slippage.

The choice of encoder coupling type depends on factors like the level of misalignment, torque requirements, speed, space limitations, and specific application needs.

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editor by CX 2023-09-18