Product Description

SDSX Grooved Rigid Coupling

Systems & Performance

SDSX Grooved mechanical couplings(GMC) are available in both rigid and flexible models.

A rigid coupling is used in applications where a rigid joint is desired,similar to that of a traditional flanged,welded ,or threaded connection.

To be considered rigid,a coupling would allow less than 1 degree of deflection or angular movement

 

Description

SDSX rigid coupling is designed from 1″-12″, and pressure is 300psi/2070 kPa.

Bolts/Nuts: Heat-treated plated carbon steel, meeting its mechanical properties Grade 8.8.

Gaskets: EPDM, silicon rubber and Nitrile rubber.

Dimensions
 

Nominal
Size mm/in
Pipe O.D
mm/in
Working
Pressure
PSI/MPa
Bolt Size Dimensions mm/in
No.-Size   mm Ø L H
25
1
33.7
1.327
300
2.07
2-3/8*45 60   
2.362
102 
4.016
45 
1.772
32
42.4
1.669
300
2.07
2-3/8*45 70 
2.756
106 
4.173
44 
1.732
40
48.3
1.900
300
2.07
2-3/8*45 73 
2.874
108 
4.252
44 
1.732
50
2
57.0
2.245
300
2.07
2-3/8*55 83
3.268
122 
4.803
45 
1.772
50
2
60.3
2.375
300
2.07
2-3/8*55 87
3.425
123 
4.843
44 
1.732
65
73.0
2.875
300
2.07
2-3/8*55 100 
3.937
138 
5.433
44 
1.732
65
76.1
3.000
300
2.07
2-3/8*55 103 
4.055
142 
5.591
45 
1.772
80
3
88.9
3.500
300
2.07
2- 1/2*60 117 
4.606
166 
6.535
45 
1.772
100
4
108.0
4.250
300
2.07
2- 1/2*65 137 
5.393
188 
7.401
48 
1.889
100
4
114.3
4.500
300
2.07
2- 1/2*65 139 
5.472
190 
7.480
49 
1.929
125
5
133.0
5.250
300
2.07
2- 1/2*75 163 
6.417
210 
8.268
49 
1.929
125
5
139.7
5.500
300
2.07
2- 1/2*75 168 
6.614
218 
8.583
49 
1.929
150
6
159.0
6.250
300
2.07
2- 1/2*75 192 
7.559
242 
9.528
49 
1.929
150
6
165.1
6.500
300
2.07
2- 1/2*75 193 
7.598
241 
9.488
49 
1.929
150
6
168.3
6.625
300
2.07
2- 1/2*75 198.5 
7.815
249 
9.803
50
1.969
200
8
219.1
8.625
300
2.07
2-5/8*85 253 
9.961
320 
12.598
59
2.323
250
10
273
10.748
300
2.07
2-7/8*130 335 
13.189
426 
16.772
68
2.677
300
12
323.9
12.752
300
2.07
2-7/8*130 380 
14.96
470 
18.504
65
2.559

Material Specification

Housing: Ductile iron conforming to ASTM A-536, grade 65-45-12.

Housing Coating: Paint red and orange

• Optional: Hot dipped galvanized, electro galvanized.

Gaskets

 

• EPDM: Temperature range -34ºC to +150ºC. Recommended for hot water service within

the specified temperature range plus a variety of dilute acids,oil-free air and many chemical services.
 

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PETROLEUM SERVICES.

 

• Silicon Rubber: Temperature range -40ºC to +177ºC. Recommended for drinking water,

hot water, high-temperature air and some high-temperature chemicals.

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PETROLEUM SERVICES.

 

• Nitrile Rubber: Temperature range -29ºC to +82ºC. Recommended for petroleum products,

air with oil vapors, vegetable and mineral oils within the specified temperature range.

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HOT WATER

SERVICES OVER +150°F/+66ºC OR FOR HOT

DRY AIR OVER +140°F/+60ºC.

Installation

Certification



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Application

Package and shipment

Production and quality control


 

rigid coupling

How Do Rigid Couplings Compare to Other Types of Couplings in Terms of Performance?

Rigid couplings offer specific advantages and disadvantages compared to other types of couplings, and their performance depends on the requirements of the application:

1. Performance: Rigid couplings provide excellent torque transmission capabilities and are best suited for applications that demand precise and efficient power transfer. They have minimal backlash and high torsional stiffness, resulting in accurate motion control.

2. Misalignment Tolerance: Rigid couplings cannot tolerate misalignment between shafts. They require precise shaft alignment during installation, which can be time-consuming and may result in increased downtime during maintenance or repairs.

3. Vibration Damping: Rigid couplings offer no damping of vibrations, which means they may not be suitable for systems that require vibration isolation or shock absorption.

4. Maintenance: Rigid couplings are generally low maintenance since they have no moving parts or flexible elements that can wear out over time. Once properly installed, they can provide reliable performance for extended periods.

5. Space Requirements: Rigid couplings are compact and do not add much length to the shaft, making them suitable for applications with limited space.

6. Cost: Rigid couplings are usually more economical compared to some advanced and specialized coupling types. Their simpler design and lower manufacturing costs contribute to their affordability.

7. Application: Rigid couplings are commonly used in applications where shafts are precisely aligned and no misalignment compensation is necessary. They are prevalent in precision machinery, robotics, and applications that require accurate motion control.

In contrast, flexible couplings, such as elastomeric, jaw, or beam couplings, are designed to accommodate misalignment, dampen vibrations, and provide some degree of shock absorption. Their performance is ideal for systems where shafts may experience misalignment due to thermal expansion, shaft deflection, or dynamic loads.

In summary, rigid couplings excel in applications that demand precise alignment and high torque transmission, but they may not be suitable for systems that require misalignment compensation or vibration damping.

rigid coupling

What Role Does a Rigid Coupling Play in Reducing Downtime and Maintenance Costs?

A rigid coupling can play a significant role in reducing downtime and maintenance costs in mechanical systems by providing a robust and reliable connection between two shafts. Here are the key factors that contribute to this:

1. Durability and Longevity: Rigid couplings are typically made from high-quality materials such as steel or stainless steel, which offer excellent durability and resistance to wear. As a result, they have a longer service life compared to some other types of couplings that may require frequent replacements due to wear and fatigue.

2. Elimination of Wear-Prone Components: Unlike flexible couplings that include moving parts or elements designed to accommodate misalignment, rigid couplings do not have any wear-prone components. This absence of moving parts means there are fewer components that can fail, reducing the need for regular maintenance and replacement.

3. Minimization of Misalignment-Related Issues: Rigid couplings require precise shaft alignment during installation. When installed correctly, they help minimize misalignment-related issues such as vibration, noise, and premature bearing failure. Proper alignment also reduces the risk of unexpected breakdowns and maintenance requirements.

4. Increased System Efficiency: The rigid connection provided by a rigid coupling ensures efficient power transmission between the two shafts. There is minimal power loss due to flexing or bending, leading to better overall system efficiency. This efficiency can result in reduced energy consumption and operating costs.

5. Low Maintenance Requirements: Rigid couplings generally require minimal maintenance compared to some other coupling types. Once properly installed and aligned, they can operate for extended periods without needing frequent inspection or adjustment.

6. Reduced Downtime: The robust and reliable nature of rigid couplings means that they are less likely to fail unexpectedly. This increased reliability helps reduce unscheduled downtime, allowing the mechanical system to operate smoothly and consistently.

7. Cost-Effective Solution: While rigid couplings may have a higher upfront cost than some other coupling types, their long-term durability and low maintenance requirements make them a cost-effective solution over the life cycle of the equipment.

In conclusion, a rigid coupling’s ability to provide a durable and dependable connection, along with its low maintenance requirements and efficient power transmission, contributes significantly to reducing downtime and maintenance costs in mechanical systems.

rigid coupling

Limitations and Disadvantages of Using Rigid Couplings:

Rigid couplings offer several advantages in providing a strong and direct connection between shafts, but they also have certain limitations and disadvantages that should be considered in certain applications:

  • No Misalignment Compensation: Rigid couplings are designed to provide a fixed connection with no allowance for misalignment between shafts. As a result, any misalignment, even if slight, can lead to increased stress on connected components and cause premature wear or failure.
  • Transmit Shock and Vibration: Rigid couplings do not have any damping or vibration-absorbing properties, which means they can transmit shock and vibration directly from one shaft to another. In high-speed or heavy-duty applications, this can lead to increased wear on bearings and other components.
  • No Torque Compensation: Unlike flexible couplings, rigid couplings cannot compensate for torque fluctuations or angular displacement between shafts. This lack of flexibility may not be suitable for systems with varying loads or torque requirements.
  • Higher Stress Concentration: Rigid couplings can create higher stress concentration at the points of connection due to their inflexibility. This can be a concern in applications with high torque or when using materials with lower fatigue strength.
  • More Challenging Installation: Rigid couplings require precise alignment during installation, which can be more challenging and time-consuming compared to flexible couplings that can tolerate some misalignment.
  • Increased Wear: The absence of misalignment compensation and vibration absorption can lead to increased wear on connected components, such as bearings, shafts, and seals.
  • Not Suitable for High Misalignment: While some rigid couplings have limited ability to accommodate minor misalignment, they are not suitable for applications with significant misalignment, which could lead to premature failure.

Despite these limitations, rigid couplings are still widely used in many applications where precise alignment and a strong, permanent connection are required. However, in systems with significant misalignment, vibration, or shock loads, flexible couplings may be a more suitable choice to protect the connected components and improve overall system performance and longevity.

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