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s s s s s s s High temperature applications Zero backlash Low reactionary loads on bearings No wear parts Good chemical resistance Constant velocity Lightweight Oldham Coupling The Lovejoy Oldham coupling is a precision-engineered. positioning tables. constant velocity. all forms of servo devices. through the metal to metal jaw contact that will continue to transmit torque. robots.Miniature Couplings Mini Flexible Couplings — Four Designs The Lovejoy Miniature flexible couplings have proven to be particularly suitable in all light duty and precision applications. torque ratings less than 50 in-lbs. torsional rigidity. low load per tooth Good axial freedom Good damping capacity Good torsional stiffness Electrical isolation High speed capability Jaw Type Coupling MINI SOFT COUPLING The interlocking jaws of the three part Lovejoy Miniature Jaw coupling provide positive engagement resulting in great strength because of the large area of contact of the elastomer with the jaws. stepmotors. This Miniature coupling provides “fail safe” operations and is the only coupling that will continue to run even if the elastomer center fails. The specific characteristics of each application determine the proper flexible coupling to use. parallel and axial misalignment. Typical operational requirements for Miniature flexible couplings include light duty. No special tools are needed for installation or removal. low radial stiffness. no maintenance is required. corrosion resistance and the capability of cyclic (repeated start/stop/reverse) activity. light duty pumps and metering devices. zero backlash. Overview Beam Coupling The Lovejoy Beam Miniature coupling is formed from one piece of aluminum rod. No lubrication is needed and once installed and aligned correctly. The simple design of the coupling ensures ease of assembly. The design objective of a Miniature flexible coupling is to transmit torque loads without permanent distortion or damage and without imposing undue bending or radial loads upon the driver or driven components. Applications that normally use Miniature flexible couplings have a fractional electrical motor driver. resolvers. resulting in a truly flexible coupling that transmits torque through the flexure while accommodating angular. vibration and shock loads. s s s s s s OLDHAM COUPLING Multiple tooth contact. s s s s s M BEAM COUPLING s Positive engagement Good torque overload capacity Good parallel misalignment capacity Vibration damping ability Easy to install Raised dots on the spacer sets the gap between the hubs Mini Soft Coupling The Mini Soft Miniature coupling from Lovejoy provides protection from misalignment. torsionally stiff. M-2 . such as shaft encoders. plotters. It accommodates misalignment mechanically through a floating disc that engages tenons machined out of the hubs. computers and radar. low inertia. ! WARNING JAW TYPE COUPLING You must refer to page iv for Important Safety Instructions and Precautions for the selection and use of these products.. three-part coupling suitable for a great many applications ranging from incremental control of fluid valves to highly dynamic drives in a closed loop servo system. linear and ball screw actuators. installation and reliable performance. Failure to follow the instructions and precautions can result in severe injury or death.

In the case of the Beam coupling. Design Torque = Nominal Torque. For the Oldham. the proper size must be determined based on the capabilities of the particular design. In the Beam coupling. Mini Soft. Mini Soft. Mini Soft. refer to the Application Service Factors chart (pg.Miniature Couplings Miniature Coupling Selection Process The selection process for determining the proper Miniature coupling starts with selecting the coupling design that best addresses the application requirements. select the coupling size by first matching the application Design Torque requirements to the Beam Coupling Rated Torque shown in the chart. space limitations) Formulas: Nominal Torque = in-Ibs = (HP x 63025) RPM Nm = (KW x 9550) RPM Design Torque = Nominal Torque x Application Service Factor (In the case of the Beam coupling only. M-7). When the shaft size of the driver and driven are the same diameter. the Beam coupling only requires one UPC number since it is a single piece construction coupling. extreme temperature. Find the associated Lovejoy Item (UPC) number. and Jaw couplings require three UPC numbers. Note: Continue with selection by going to Step 6. Step 5: Calculate the Design Torque of your application by multiplying the Nominal Torque calculated in Step 1 by the Application Service Factor. two hubs and a center member. If the application is back/forth or start/stop/reverse. Step 7: Using the Product Number Selection charts (pg. Refer to the appropriate coupling Performance Data Chart (pg. Scan down the appropriate column to the first entry where the Rated Torque value in the column is greater than or equal to the Nominal Torque calculated in Step 1.e. If the available bore sizes for the coupling you have selected are not shown in sizes to match your application requirements. Design Torque = Nominal Torque x Application Service Factor. M-4). Using the Beam Coupling Performance Data chart (pg. The split hub/clamp method is recommended for accurate positioning. hubs selected will differ accordingly. and Jaw couplings and determining the coupling design with the best potential for fulfilling the requirements. Review the Application Service Factor and select the factor that is best related to the application operating environment. use the column titled Rated Torque Reversing. Selection Process Information necessary before a coupling can be selected: s HP and RPM of driver s Shaft size of driver and driven s Application requirements s Environmental conditions (i. Nm = (KW x 9550) RPM Step 2: If you are selecting an Oldham. please contact Lovejoy Engineering for further advice. The first entry to accommodate the calculated Design Torque is then sufficiently rated for the application. Use of the Lovejoy Item (UPC) will ensure accuracy when placing your order. If the application is continuous operation in one direction. When specifying the coupling order. Oldham. In the Oldham. Mini Soft or Jaw coupling please skip to Step 4. Step 1: Determine the Nominal Torque of your application by using the following formula: Nominal Torque = in-Ibs = (HP x 63025) RPM Oldham. This can be useful in applications that require close positioning in start/stop/reverse drives. M-5 and M-6) locate the appropriate bore size for the model coupling you have selected. and Jaw coupling designs. Mini Soft and Jaw coupling. Note that windup will be less with a Beam coupling that is oversized. M-8) and scan down the Rated Torque column. Once a design is selected. select the next largest coupling that will accommodate the driver/driven shaft diameters. corrosive conditions. and Jaw Coupling Selection Step 4: For the Oldham coupling determine if the coupling should be mounted with set screws or by the split hub/clamp method. one part is selected since the Beam design is of a single piece construction. If the coupling bore size is not large enough for the shaft diameter. the hubs selected will be the same. Beam Coupling Selection Step 3: For the Beam coupling determine if the coupling should be mounted with set screws or by the split hub/clamp method. three parts are selected. Keyways are only available in the Jaw coupling design of the Miniature coupling series. Design Torque = Nominal Torque) M Steps In Selecting A Coupling. one to specify the center member and two to specify each of the hubs. M-3 . The split hub/clamp method is recommended for accurate positioning. Mini Soft. use the column titled Rated Torque Nominal. The Coupling Comparison chart (M-4) provides a method of weighing performance characteristics of the Beam. General selection process Step 6: Compare the application driver/driven shaft sizes to the Maximum Bore size available for the coupling selected. The Oldham. When the shaft diameters differ.

Bronze.2 1. Temperature = 105° . Temperature = 50° .7 1. Tendency to put a radial load on the support bearings./Day 1.2 2.2 Varying Torque1 0 -10 Hrs.24 Hrs. Temperature = 50° ./Day Start/Stop = 0 -120/Hr.3 4.5 2. The performance characteristic values are used to weigh each characteristic on the following scale: 3 Excellent 2 Good 1 Fair Selection Data Note: No one coupling is suited to all types of requirements.8 2. Hytrel. Coupling Comparison M Characteristics Hub Material Center Material Attachment Torsional Stiffness 2 Zero Backlash Reactionary Loading 3 Ease of Installation Damping Ability Angular Misalignment Capacity Parallel Misalignment Capacity End Float Restrictions Chemical Resistance Temperature Resistance Constant Velocity Start Stop/Reverse Cycle Fail Safe Beam Aluminum (None) Set Screw and Clamp 2 Yes 3 3 1 3 2 1 3 3 3 3 No Oldham Aluminum Polyacetal Set Screw and Clamp 3 No 2 2 2 3 3 1 2 1 2 2 No Mini Soft Zinc Alloy/Sintered Iron Polyurethane Set Screw 2 No 2 2 3 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 No Jaw Sintered Iron See Note1 Set Screw 2 No 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 Yes Notes: 1. Temperature = 86° .5 3. and provides nominal torque ratings approximately twice the NBR (SOX) torque ratings.1 Varying Torque1 11 . The purpose of this chart is to assist in determining the coupling most likely to fulfill the requirements. 2.6 3.240/Hr. M-4 .2 2.2 2. Application Service Factors Constant Torque 0 -10 Hrs.0 2. Jaw elastomer material available: NBR (SOX) Rubber./Day 1.85° F Start/Stop = 121 .24 Hrs.85° F Start/Stop = 0 -120/Hr.140° F Start/Stop = 121 . Jaw coupling torsional stiffness can be increased by using an elastomer with harder material characteristics.104° F Start/Stop = 0 -120/Hr.240/Hr.7 2. Temperature .86° .Miniature Couplings Mini Coupling Selection Process The Coupling Comparison chart compares the four types of Lovejoy Miniature couplings on the basis of several performance characteristics.8 3. which has harder material properties than NBR (SOX) Rubber. Varying Torque is defined as any load that varies in magnitude or direction.5 3. Temperature = 105° .0 2.2 2. It is to be used to determine the type of coupling that is best suited for the application.5 2. Urethane./Day 2. 3.240/Hr.1 Note: 1.4 1.104° F Start/Stop = 121 . An example is Hytrel.1 Constant Torque 11 .140° F 1.7 2.5 1. Amount of windup of the coupling at rated torque.

............. ........................ ....... MOL32 58110 ....... ES075 ........... . . 58619 58122 58123 58124 58980 /8 /4 /8 /2 /16 /16 /16 1 5 3 7 1 3mm 4mm 5mm 6mm 8mm 10mm 11mm 12mm 14mm M-5 . ............... 58284 ...... .... ...... Item Selection Beam 1 3 Bore /8 x 1/8 1 ES050 56618 ...... EC050 56620 ... .... ... . .. EC100 . 58111 58112 58113 ... ....... . ......... Bore Center Member 1 3 MOL16 58075 58076 58077 58078 .... . ... ...... ... .... . 56622 ........... . . .... ..... ... . ...... . 56652 56654 58298 /16 x 3/16 /16 x /8 /16 x 1/4 /4 x 1/4 /4 x 3/8 /8 x /8 3 1 3 3 1 1 3 3 5 /8 x /2 /2 x 1/2 /16 x 5/16 1 M 56656 ... . . ............. ....... 56634 56636 56638 .. . 56646 56648 58302 56650 ........ ...... ... ........ 56624 56626 . .............. ... . . MOL20C 58087 58609 58610 58095 58096 ... 58613 58614 58108 58109 .. ....... .... 56640 56642 56644 ....... MOL16C 58075 58603 58083 ... ....... .. ... .... ...... ....... 56630 56632 ....... 56628 . 58114 58115 58116 58117 58118 MOL32C 58110 . ........ 56668 . 58601 58602 58084 58085 ...... ES112 ... .... ................... 56694 56696 EC112 ... ................ ..... ............ 58286 ....... ......... ..... ........ ........ MOL25 58099 58611 58612 58100 58101 58102 ..... ............... .. ... .... 56698 56700 3mm x 3mm 4mm x 4mm 5mm x 5mm 6mm x 6mm 8mm x 8mm 10mm x 10mm 12mm x 12mm Oldham For Oldham couplings order two hubs and one center member. ... ... MOL25C 58099 58615 58616 58617 58618 58107 ............... . ... ..... ............. .......... . . ....... 58103 58104 58105 58106 .... . .Miniature Couplings Product Number Selection Charts When referencing the Lovejoy Item (UPC) number...... 58606 58607 58608 58097 58098 . . . 56666 ......... 56670 56672 56674 . . ..... .. EC075 ..... .. ..... ............. 58079 58080 58081 58082 . ES100 ....... ............... .... .... 58604 58091 58092 58093 58094 . 56676 56678 56680 .. ... ..... .. ........ ... ........ include 685144 as a prefix to the number shown in the table below......... ..... .. 58119 58120 58121 . ... ... .......... . .... .... 58292 ............. ..... . .. 56682 56684 56686 .... ..... ... ... .................. ... .... 56688 56690 56692 ........ .. . .. 58294 .. .. MOL20 58087 58605 58088 58089 58090 ....

. .) When referencing the Lovejoy Item (UPC) number........... 58042 58043 58044 58045 58046 ............... .............. . L050 . . Item Selection Mini Soft For Mini Soft couplings order two hubs and one center member. 58048 58049 58050 58051 . L050 10194 37786 25307 10198 Hub Bore /8 /16 1 /4 5 /16 3 /8 7 /16 1 /2 1 /2 9 /16 9 /16 5 /8 4mm 5mm 6mm 7mm 8mm 9mm 10mm 10mm 11mm 12mm 14mm 15mm 16mm 3 1 Keyway no keyway no keyway no keyway no keyway no keyway no keyway no keyway 1 /8 x 1/16 no keyway 1 /8 x 1/16 no keyway no keyway no keyway no keyway no keyway no keyway 3 x 1... 58070 58071 58072 58073 58074 M Jaw For Jaw couplings order two hubs and one center member. ....... . 58061 58062 58063 58064 58065 ................... 10206 10207 10208 10209 10210 10211 10212 10213 10214 ...... ............ MSF32 58066 .... . MSF20 58047 . ...... Bore Center Member /8 3 /16 1 /4 5 /16 3 /8 7 /16 1 /2 3mm 4mm 5mm 6mm 8mm 10mm 11mm 12mm 14mm 1 MSF16 58037 58038 58039 58040 58041 . 46214 50351 10215 41460 41313 10216 41450 41314 41315 41316 41451 56176 M-6 ... .... ... ..8mm 4 x 1....... ...... .....4mm 4 x 1.3mm 5 x 2..... . ....... ... . ... include 685144 as a prefix to the number shown in the table below...... .3mm L035 10124 10126 10127 10128 24687 . . ... Center Member NBR (SOX) (solid) Urethane (solid) Hytrel (solid) Bronze (open center) L035 10118 .. MSF25 58056 .... ....... ..3mm 5 x 2. ........ ... 59457 58067 58068 58069 ....4mm no keyway 3 x 1...... . .. .....Miniature Couplings Product Number Selection (cont.. 41850 47419 45872 60679 55169 .. 58057 58058 58059 58060 ...8mm 5 x 2.......... .............. . 58052 58053 58054 58055 . ..... ...

375 .0 M6 M3 68 18 7.4 12.98 7.50 11.375 .2 5.375 .24 0.x = +/.188 .25 5 1.3 119.25 5 1.1 30. J 1 Weight1 Screw Size g M2.3 1.1 3.6 4-40 5.9 Max RPM x1000 10 10 10 0.5 0.4 12.01 .62 9.2 0.9 10.97 15.4 0.3 42.250 .4 39.6 0.00 5.375 .00 2.25 5 5 1.25 5 1.0 10 ES112 EC112 Set Screw Clamp 392.2 5.1 18.5 0.5 1.5 15.6 0.21 2.6 16.8 10 ES112 Set Screw 386.0 6-32 25 2.01 .5 2.5 144.35 1.00 4.0 43.00 4.48 2.500 .125 .3 202.25 0.10 .7 31.01 .50 16.7 1.0 M2.60 0.0 10 M EC100 Clamp 289.5 0.12 5.01 .8 281.25 0.5 8.0 6-32 25 2.7 187.5 0.5 15.50 9.1 0.1 0.10 0.3 61.250 .25 5.55 0.50 15.9 112.3 33.70 1.50 8.8 21.1 30.375 .25 5 1.Miniature Couplings Beam Coupling Performance Data—Inch Bores Bore +.5 10 ES100 Set Screw 225.9 0.70 0.9 52.01 .6 16.3 301.500 .188 .8 21.01 .9 146.000 RPM.00 2. J 1 in-lb Nm x10E-7 x10E-7 A2 Attachment A1 in-lb Nm in-lb Nm /rad /rad in-lb-sec2 Nm-sec2 in mm degrees oz.9 112.5 8.250 .28 0.1 144.5 13. Maximum RPM all sizes 10.4 13.0 1.8 1.01 .25 5 0. 2. 5 5 5 Screw Torque in-lb Nm 5 5 19 0.7 0.25 5 0.5 10 1.25 4.0 1.90 1.125 .90 1.5 204.6 0.8 25.6 163.12 2.25 4.6 163.6 0.50 0.00 2.28 0.6 0.4 77.00 10.25 5 5 5 0.21 2.2 0.2 1.7 73.25 EC075 Clamp 64.500 .8 0.3 .4 23.4 44.1 16.31 4.50 5.25 7.20 0.188 .5 13.375 .250 .8 1.7 8.9 54.25 7.6 42.8 1-72 Screw Torque in-lb 5 4 20 Max.7 13.5 0.50 16.5 46.83 0.1 18.6 32.55 0.7 73. g Set Screw Clamp Set Screw .25 5 1.01 .68 2.9 14.98 5.55 0.250 .45 0.88 .87 3.55 0.7 8.25 0.89 .500 .500 1.313 .1 0.8 0.50 8.2 0.188 .125 .1 10.50 5.3 38.83 0.0 298.20 7.87 4. Maximum recommended temperature is 200°F (141°C).7 0.2 0.50 0.35 4.20 1.6 0.47 1.48 2.2 0.87 3.40 .10 0. Manufacturing dimensional tolerances unless otherwise specified x.3 301.9 54.16 10.34 6.50 8.31 4.01 .05 12.01 .6 0.125 .55 4.8 130.9 0.05 12.4 77.74 7.375 .5 0.4 119.3 0.1 10 ES100 Set Screw 224.6 2.5 6.50 8.5 0.9 409.25 4.1 16.250 .4 32.0 25.75 1.4 4.01 .75 5.60 0.3 0.2 0.250 .28 2.25 5 1.3 0.7 10 EC100 Clamp 289.313 .8 21.4 119.188 .5 0.00 4.25 0.20 0..0 1 /4-20 80 9.6 52.375 .0 281.87 4.6 0.8 0.188 .50 11.2 Misalignment Weight1 Parallel Angular Screw Size 3.43 4.4 23.6 7.6 146.9 146.001 Size ES050 EC050 ES075 Performance Data Rated Torque Nominal Rated Torque Reversing Torsional Stiffness Inertia.2 5.01 .50 10.01 .20 1.75 4.8 21. RPM x1000 10 10 10 Nm 0.1 Attachment A1 Set Screw Clamp Set Screw 3mm 3mm 4mm 5mm 6mm 4mm 5mm 6mm 6mm 8mm 10mm 6mm 8mm 10mm 10mm 12mm 10mm 12mm A2 3mm 3mm 4mm 5mm 6mm 4mm 5mm 6mm 6mm 8mm 10mm 6mm 8mm 10mm 10mm 12mm 10mm 12mm in-lb Nm x10E-7 x10E-7 in-lb Nm in-lb Nm /rad /rad in-lb-sec2 Nm-sec2 in 1.250 .01 .40 1.01 .75 5.97 10.4 119.0 4-40 13 1.5 0.2 1.7 163.2 16.5 0.375 .25 0.125 .3 0.5 18.16 4.62 9.5 M1.24 0.3 16.2 34.5 0.4 286.75 8.0 10-24 35 4.0 1.4 12.75 1.1 0.9 286.25 0.2 0.45 0.39 15.7 409.25 8.1 1.2 34.50 15.313 .7 22.5 18.0 Parallel Angular mm degrees oz.5 204.68 .0 32.8 2.3 0.250 .50 0.20 0.7 1.75 4.313 .25 0.500 .2 7.125 .70 46.9 0.0 M3 18 2.7 2.6 M4 0.9 14.0 8-32 EC075 Clamp 64.25mm.7 32.188 .250 .55 4.0 60.2 0.70 1.25 4.10 .7 33.4 0.0 10 EC112 Clamp 536.3 1.77 4.7 4.7 187.28 2.4 0.2 31.5 13.4 39.188 .313 .6 146.00 11.7 0.39 0.34 6.250 .7 163.313 .313 .0 M5 42 4.1 0.3 38.3 0.1 543.5 7.89 2.2 0.7 22.9 1.5 298.01 .375 .6 46.3 1.313 .50 9.47 0.1 1.375 .8 130.0 10 10 Notes: 1.77 1.2 5.6 0.8 5.75 0. M-7 .0 1.8 10 Beam Coupling Performance Data—Metric Bores Bore H8 Size ES050 EC050 ES075 Rated Torque Nominal Rated Torque Reversing Torsional Stiffness Misalignment Inertia.43 4.1 46.8 2.00 11.3 202.74 7.9 1.88 . Inertia and Weight are based on smallest bore.375 .0 1.250 .

10 2.015 .0 Misalignment Weight2 Screw Size Parallel Angular in mm degrees oz.10 2.381 .0 4.010 .313 .0 1.8 39.500 8 10 12 14 4.0 27 80 106 266 3 9 12 30 Inertia. See page M-4 for Performance Data.7 0.0 4.0 205.0 Misalignment Parallel Angular Weight2 Set Screw Set Screw Size Torque in 6-32 1 Size L-035 L-050 Nm 0. M-8 .06 1.0 33.5 1.00 .00 .313 .0 97.5 0.2 3.08 2.20 .188 .01 .5 1397.7 1.8 1.6 5.001 H8 Attachment in mm NBR (SOX) NBR(SOX) Urethane Hytrel Bronze .0 2390.0 Inertia.381 .0 23.5 3.9 13.20 .5 26.8 90.5 5.625 .313 .0 4.7 1.0 6.250 . J2 x10E-7 in-lb-sec2 22.0 50.4 204 292 646 885 Weight2 Screw Misalignment Size Parallel Angular in mm degrees oz.2 g 45.381 .25 /4-20 /4-20 /4-20 /4-20 1 1 4.3 39.04 1.5 1816.2 119.0 Max RPM x1000 g 7 11 15 22 28 40 55 75 M3 M2.4 248. .6 15.8 158.0 4. Inertia and weight are based on smallest bore.06 1.0 1.1 35.4 90.0 1.625 .7 39.50 .5 50. .4 0.2 2. Shaft attachment for jaw couplings is via set screw.001 H8 Attachment in mm in-lb Nm /rad /rad Set Screw Set Screw Set Screw Set Screw . J2 x10E-7 in-lb-sec2 81.0 1.0 Screw Torque in-lb Nm 0.015 .Miniature Couplings Oldham Coupling Performance Data Rated Torque Torsional Bore Nominal Stiffness Maximum in-lb Nm +.6 17.5 M5 M3 M6 M4 6 9 16 9 35 13 62 22 24.50 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0.0 158.5 4.5 0.2 28.6 Screw Torque in-lb Nm 0.6 1397.0 83.8 mm M3 M6 M6 M6 M6 in-lb Nm 8 83 83 83 83 0.015 .375 .5 3.375 .0 73.20 .500 6 6 8 8 10 10 14 14 6. J2 x10E-7 in-lb-sec2 77.8 1.8 0. 3.01 .7 0.4 69.5 1.5 7.4 31 18 18 18 .1 12.0 735.0 7.8 11.4 3.5 4.438 .0 158.6 0. .8 1.00 .6 10.01 .4 9.2 3.01 .015 .7 17.4 9.0 270.08 2.04 1.8 1.500 .9 9.8 90.8 M MOL-32C Mini Soft Coupling Performance Data Rated Torque Torsional Bore Nominal Maximum Stiffness in-lb Nm +.5 19.4 8.001 H8 Attachment in mm in-lb Nm /rad /rad Set Screw Clamp Set Screw Clamp Set Screw Clamp Set Screw Clamp .4 1.6 x10E-7 Nm-sec2 8.0 2.3 26.2 6.254 1 1 1 0.20 2 2 2 2 0.0 100.4 Max RPM x1000 in mm degrees oz.0 2.6 160 Jaw Coupling Performance Data (also see pages JW-7 and JW-20) Bore Maximum +.381 .0 Max RPM x1000 g 22 43 84 M3 M3 M4 M4 6 6 16 16 24 19 15 12 5.375 .8 Size MSF-16 MSF-20 MSF-25 MSF-32 x10E-7 Nm-sec2 9.0 7.00 .7 1. 2.50 .0 9.625 .5 M4 M2.5 1397.9 2.2 1.375 .4 9.2 10.6 3.2 1 Notes: 1.5 Size MOL-16 MOL-16C MOL-20 MOL-20C MOL-25 MOL-25C MOL-32 x10E-7 Nm-sec2 2.625 9 16 16 16 16 Rated Torque Nominal in-lb 3.50 .2 0.5 620 620 974 974 1770 1770 7877 7877 70 70 110 110 200 200 890 890 Performance Data Inertia.

.010 shaft centerline offset (.010.. true flexible coupling.12 19 .13 . The clamping hub is highly recommended for instrumentation type applications due to the reliability of the attachment method to inhibit any movement on the shaft.10 .15 in 4-40 1-72 8-32 4-40 10-24 6-32 1 mm M2.020 TIR).00 1.15 . The flexure allowed by the beam portion of the coupling is capable of accommodating angular.50 13 . Easy to install.75 . This coupling operates either clockwise or counter clockwise without sacrificing windup or torque capabilities.75 Clamp Set Screw 1.. M-9 . A spiral slot is cut through the length of the aluminum tube forming a “spring” center section referred to as a helical coil or beam.500 4 5 6 6 8 10 10 12 Clamp Set Screw .25 1.90 1.28 .313 . Hub Material: Aluminum Finish: Anodized Attachment: Set Screw or Clamping CLAMPING TYPE Dimensional Data SET SCREW TYPE M SET SCREW TYPE Features s s s s s s s All-metal coupling. The Lovejoy Beam coupling is offered with either one set screw or with a split clamping hub for attachment to shafts.125 H8 mm OD Attachment Set Screw LTB mm in .500 .001 in .00 Clamp Set Screw Clamp 1. and corrosion that would be harmful to conventional elastomeric flexible couplings. This results in a single piece.75 .250 .14 . CLAMPING TYPE The Miniature Beam coupling is designed for very light power transmission applications where accurate positioning of shafts is an essential requirement.50 in .313 . chemicals.5 M5 M3 M6 M3 3 .18 .5 M1.16 . The Miniature Beam coupling design is very well suited for small shaft applications and the inherent requirements of start/stop/reverse applications where zero backlash and extreme positioning accuracy are important.19 .3° C) maximum continuous duty.13 OAL mm 3 5 5 6 7 8 7 11 SL mm 13 19 19 23 25 32 28 38 T mm 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 in in .) Temperature allowable up to 200° F (93.45 /4-20 6-32 Note: See page M-7 for Performance Data. High angular misalignment capability to 5°.12 1.375 . (Care must be taken at the time of installation not to compress or expand the coupling axially. Speed Limit: 10.375 .250 .one piece.6 M4 M2.25 .188 . The Lovejoy Beam coupling is made of Aluminum Alloy 7075-T6 and has a Sulphuric Acid Anodized (Type 2) finish.250 . parallel and axial misalignment while continuing to convey power between the attached shafts.) Axial motion +/.10 . Dimensional Data Bore Sizes Available Size ES050 EC050 ES075 EC075 ES100 EC100 ES112 EC112 +.31 28 .188 .50 .Miniature Couplings Beam Couplings The Beam flexible coupling is formed from one piece of aluminum rod.000 RPM at full misalignment with standard coupling. the springs should be relaxed. (Note that the maximum angular and parallel offsets cannot both occur at the same time. It also has a very high tolerance to heat. Parallel .07 .26 25 .

260 in .5 3.5 4. The principle of operation should not be confused with that of the Jaw coupling which accommodates misalignment through compression of an elastomer.276 in .5 3. Hub Material: Aluminum Finish: Polyaccetal Attachment: Set Screw or Clamping Dimensional Data Bore Sizes Available Size MOL-16 MOL-16C MOL-20 MOL-20C MOL-25 MOL-25C MOL-32 MOL-32C +.256 . The Lovejoy Oldham coupling features raised dots on both sides of the floating disc which act as an effective spacer. the Lovejoy Oldham coupling can handle severe alignment errors within a short space envelope. The Oldham coupling is the sacrificial element in the drive train.551 .500 H8 mm 6 6 8 8 10 10 14 14 OD Attachment Set Screw Clamp Set Screw Clamp Set Screw Clamp Set Screw Clamp LTB mm 16 16 20 20 25 25 32 32 OAL mm 7.300 1. Corrosion resistant.5 9. three-piece coupling suitable for a great many applications ranging from incremental control of fluid valves to highly dynamic drives in closed loop servo systems. The floating disc is replaceable and a new floating disc fitted to undamaged hubs restores the coupling to its original specification.354 . or where misalignment can accelerate the erosion of shaft bearings.118 . torsionally stiff. Under severe overload it will break cleanly.5 in .236 .512 .260 1.650 .748 in .375 .984 1.001 in . The dots keep the face of the tenon from contacting the bottom of the floating disc and allows the coupling greater angular misalignment capability. Dimensional Data CLAMPING TYPE SET SCREW TYPE M Because parallel misalignment is accommodated by lateral displacement.217 .630 .5 M4 M2.0 11.177 .142 .312 .433 .0 4.5 M5 M3 M6 M4 Note: See page M-8 for Performance Data.276 .772 in .197 . As the coupling rotates.0 19.789 .492 .150 .5 13.177 mm M3 M2.276 . This is a valuable feature in densely packaged and blind assemblies.8 6. Angular misalignment 3°.0 16.0 5. and act as a mechanical fuse to protect equipment.535 1.789 . Maximum temperature 176° F (80° C).984 .709 1.0 12. M-10 .312 .102 1.197 .118 . A very important effect is that the spacer dots will greatly reduce the bending load on the shafts because of the freedom of the floating disc.138 .Miniature Couplings Oldham Couplings The Lovejoy Oldham coupling is a precision engineered. It accommodates misalignment mechanically through a floating disc that engages tenons machined out of the hubs. CLAMPING TYPE SET SCREW TYPE Features s s s s High torsional stiffness.630 . the floating disc aligns with each hub alternately to an extent demanded by the alignment error.906 1.0 G mm 18 29 23 33 28 39 33 45 SL mm 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 T mm 3.375 .300 1.500 .236 .180 .0 14.157 .5 3.250 .157 .

3125 .455 in .063 1.197 . no maintenance is required. and once installed and aligned correctly. Angular misalignment 2°.Miniature Couplings Mini Soft Couplings The Lovejoy Mini Soft coupling provides protection from misalignment. Two hubs with internal teeth engage an elastomeric flexible center.472 . The Polyurethane center member sleeve is known for its toughness and resistance to abrasion.890 in .236 .280 mm M3 M3 M4 M4 mm 6 8 10 12 Note: See page M-8 for Performance Data. This feature is particularly useful in reducing thrust loads on bearings. The shear characteristic of the coupling is very well suited to absorb impact.630 . When operating within its rating. with external teeth. and torque is transmitted across the hubs through the center member sleeve. Additionally. the coupling is torsionally stiff and will not react with twist during operation.157 . the coupling allows for axial freedom which results in easier assembly and spacing of shafts. Misalignment and torsional shock loads are absorbed by shear deflection in the center sleeve element.984 1. or sleeve. Good shock load absorption. Dimensional Data Maximum Bore Size MSF-16 MSF-20 MSF-25 MSF-32 +. Each hub is attached to the respective shaft of the driver and driven. vibration and shock loads. No special tools are needed for installation or removal. The Mini Soft coupling design is comprised of three parts.3750 .400 .339 1.260 LTB mm 16 20 25 32 OAL mm 8 10 12 14 G mm 27 34 41 48 SL mm 3 4 5 6 T mm 4 5 5 7 Center Member Inside Diameter in . The Lovejoy Mini Soft coupling is designed with tooth contact which provides more surfaces carrying the load resulting in less wear at any one point.600 RPM when alignment not exceeding . High speed performance is available with speeds up to 3. Maximum temperature 140° F (60° C).4375 .614 1. The simple design of the coupling allows for “blind” installation.236 in .157 . and torque that flows more smoothly.01 parallel and 2 degrees angular is maintained. Good abrasion resistance.551 in 1. M-11 .118 .5000 H8 mm 8 10 12 14 OD in .787 .197 .250 . Electrical isolation is provided due to the center member sleeve forcing separation of the two hubs inhibiting transmission of electrical charges. No lubrication is needed.394 . Dimensional Data MINI SOFT M Features Cast Zinc alloy Sintered metal MSF-32 only Center material: Polyurethane Attachment: Set Screw Hub Material: s s s s s Easy blind assembly. The simple design of the coupling ensures ease of assembly. and also provides for good damping and shock load capabilities.300 .315 .001 in . installation and reliable performance.

Elastomer Materials NBR (SOX) Rubber – Nitrile Butadiene Rubber NBR (SOX) is a flexible insert material that is oil resistant.81 1.075 16 27 s L035 &L050 L050 only L050 only L050 only s s s s Positive engagement with jaw interlocking Fail safe Good torsional stiffness Vibration damping ability Easy to install Center elastomer dits keep hubs form touching Exceptional overload capacity Spider arms are in compression Widely distributed Choice in center elastomer hardness Screw Location SL in mm . Vibration control is provided though the elastomer center member “spider” and its excellent damping ability. resembles natural rubber in resilience and elasticity and operates effectively in a temperature range of -40° to +212°F (-40° to +100°C). oil-impregnated metal insert exclusively for slow speed (maximum 250 RPM) applications requiring high torque s Hub Features s s s s s Material: s Center Material: Sintered iron NBR (SOX) Rubber Urethane Hytrel Bronze Outer Diameter OD in mm .62 7 16 Screw Size T in mm 6-32 /4-20 M3 M6 Approx Wt. Good torsional stiffness is provided due to high compression loading. and automatically set the spacing between the hubs. separate the jaw of one hub from the face of the other hub.13 . The Jaw type coupling design provides rubber in compression which accommodates much more load without failure than rubber in shear or tension. As the elastomer “set” takes place.240 Moment of Inertia WR2 lb-in2 (Solid) . provides less damping effect. even if the elastomer “spider” fails.3 .625 H8 mm 10 16 Overall Distance Length Thru Length Between Flanges Bore OAL G LTB in mm in mm in mm .48 7 16 . the radial loads are eased. Bore . This Miniature coupling provides “fail safe” operations and is the only coupling that will continue to run. a Lovejoy feature. and operates at a temperature range of -30° to 160°F (-34° to +71°C) and has good resistance to oil and chemicals. Torque will continue to be transmitted through the metal jaw contact.28 . designed into the elastomer center member “spider” . Hytrel – Hytrel is a flexible elastomer designed for high torque and high temperature operations. Radial stiffness results in radial loads on the bearings.3 8 1 Dimensional Data Model Number L-035 L-050 Maximum Bore +. Hytrel can operate in temperatures of -60° to +250°F (-51° to +121°C) and has an excellent resistance to oil and chemicals. NBR (SOX) also provides good resistance to oil and is the standard Jaw coupling elastomer.003 .375 .1 .054 Note: See page M-8 for Performance Data. called reactionary loads.625 1. M-12 . Raised “dots” . Urethane – Urethane has greater torque capability (1. Bronze – Bronze is a rigid. porous.015؆ offset and 1 degree angular. Dimensional Data M The Miniature Jaw coupling is radially stiff when misaligned beyond its limits of .001 in .31 3.71 21 44 .) Solid Max.5 times) than NBR (SOX).27 .083 .Miniature Couplings Miniature Jaw The Lovejoy Miniature Jaw coupling provides positive engagement resulting in great strength because of the large area of contact of the elastomer or “spider” center member with the interlocking jaws. (lbs.