Baldor Electric Company (Fort Smith, AR) has announced the expansion of the Raptor tire coupling product line, designed to deliver up to 5.9x longer coupling life, to include sizes E100, E120 and E140, with a maximum torque rating of 340,340in-lb. The Raptor coupling utilizes patented WingLock technology, an optimized elastomeric element designed to provide longer driven equipment life and increased reliability. This technology increases surface area at the most critical regions of the element, resulting in higher bond strength, improved fatigue resistance and significantly longer coupling life than competitive urethane designs. Additional features include:
A split element for easy replacement without having to move or re-align connected equipment. Slotted clamp ring holes offer extra clearance for mounting hardware, resulting in a noticeably easier installation.
- A non-lubricated natural rubber element, resulting in lower stiffness, improved vibration damping and industry leading misalignment capabilities.
- Third-party ATEX certification for use in hazardous environments. Raptor elements are also available as an armored element that exceeds ASTM 1149-07 rubber deterioration standards for use in extreme environments.
- Availability in both close-coupled and spacer designs for a wide range of ANSI and ISO shaft gaps. Raptor couplings are offered with Taper-Lock and QD bushed or finished bore hubs, with bore sizes up to 9 inches and a torque range up to 340,340 in-lb.
- An industry leading 5-year warranty.
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