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China Hot selling Custome Cardan Shaft/Universal Shaft/Universal Joint for Industrial Machinery

Product Description

Who we are?
HangZhou XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. CARDANSHAFT CO;LTD has 15 years history.When the general manager Mr.Rony Du graduated from the university,he always concentrated his attention on the research and development,production and sales of the cardan shaft.Mr.Rony Du and his team started from scratch,from 1 lathe and a very small order,step by step to grow up.He often said to his team”We will only do 1 thing well——to make the perfect cardan shaft”.

                                                               General manager  Mr.Rony Du
HangZhou XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. CARDANSHAFT CO.,LTD was founded in 2005.The registered capital is 8 million ,covers an area of 15 acres, has 30 existing staff. The company specializing in the production of SWC, SWP cross universal coupling and drum tooth coupling.The company with factory is located in the beautiful coast of Tai Lake –Hudai (HangZhou Economic Development Zone Hudai Industrial Park).
In order to become China’s leading cardan shaft one-stop solution expert supplier .XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. CARDANSHAFT independent research and development of SWC light, medium, short, heavy Designs cardan shaft have reached the leading domestic level.Products not only supporting domestic large and medium-sized customers, but also exported to the United States, India, Vietnam, Laos, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Britain and other countries and areas.In the past 15 years, the company has accumulated a wealth of experience, learn from foreign advanced technology, and to absorb and use the universal axis has been improved several times, so that the structure is maturing, significantly improved performance.
 

                                          XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. Office Building  
XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. belief: “Continuous innovation, optimize the structure, perseverance” to create a high quality of outstanding cardan shaft manufacturer.We always adhere to the ISO9001 quality control system, from the details to start, standardize the production process, and to achieve processing equipment “specialization, numerical control” rapid increase in product quality.This Not only won the majority of customers reputation, but also access to peer recognition. We continue to strive to pursue: “for customers to create the greatest value, for the staff to build the best platform”, will be able to achieve customer and business mutually beneficial CHINAMFG situation.

                                  Welcome to XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. CARDANSHAFT

Why choose us?
First,select raw material carefully
 
  The cross is the core component of cardan shaft,so the selection of material is particularly critical.Raw materials of the cross for light Duty Size and Medium Duty Size,we choose the 20CrMnTi special gear steel bar from SHAGANG GROUP.Being forged in 2500 ton friction press to ensure internal metallurgical structure,inspecting the geometric dimensions of each part to meet the drawing requirements,then transfer to machining,the processes of milling, turning, quenching and grinding.
 
The inspector will screen blank yoke head.The porosity, cracks, slag, etc. do not meet the requirements of the casting foundry are all eliminated,then doing physical and chemical analysis, to see whether the ingredients meet the requirements, unqualified re-elimination.And then transferred to the quenching and tempering heat treatment, once again check the hardness to see if meet the requirements, qualified to be transferred to the machining process. We control from the source of the material to ensure the supply of raw materials qualified rate of 99%.
 
  
 Second,advanced production equipment
 
XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. Company introduced four-axis linkage machining center made in ZheJiang , milling the keyway and flange bolt hole of the flange yoke, The once machine-shaping ensures that the symmetry of the keyway and the position of the bolt hole are less than 0.02mm,which greatly improves the installation accuracy of the flange,the 4 axis milling and drilling center holes of the cross are integrated,to ensure that the 4 shaft symmetry and verticality are less than 0.02mm,the process of the journal cross assembly service life can be increased by 30%, and the speed at 1000 rpm above the cardan shaft running smoothly and super life is crucial to the operation.
 
We use CNC machine to lathe flange yoke and welded yoke,CNC machine can not only ensure the accuracy of the flange connection with the mouth, but also improve the flange surface finish.
 
5 CHINAMFG automatic welding machine welding spline sleeve and tube,welded yoke and tube.With the welding CHINAMFG swing mechanism, automatic lifting mechanism, adjustment mechanism and welding CHINAMFG cooling system, welding machine can realize multi ring continuous welding, each coil current and voltage can be preset, arc starting and stopping control PLC procedures, reliable welding quality, the weld bead is smooth and beautiful, to control the welding process with fixed procedures, greatly reducing the uncertainty of human during welding, greatly improve the welding effect.
 
 
High speed cardan shaft needs to do dynamic balance test before leaving the factory.Unbalanced cardan shaft will produce excessive centrifugal force at high speed and reduce the service life of the bearing;the dynamic balance test can eliminate the uneven distribution of the casting weight and the mass distribution of the whole assembly;Through the experiment to achieve the design of the required balance quality, improve the universal shaft service life.In 2008 the company introduced 2 high-precision dynamic balance test bench, the maximum speed can reach 4000 rev / min, the balance of G0.8 accuracy, balance weight 2kg–1000kg.
 
In order to make the paint standardization, in 2009 the company bought 10 CHINAMFG of clean paint room , the surface treatment of cardan shaft is more standardized, paint fastness is more rugged, staff’s working conditions improved, exhaust of harmless treatment.
 

Third,Professional transport packaging
 
 
The packing of the export cardan shaft is all in the same way as the plywood wooden box, and then it is firmly secured with the iron sheet, so as to avoid the damage caused by the complicated situation in the long-distance transportation. Meet the standard requirements of plywood boxes into Europe and other countries, no matter where can successfully reach all the country’s ports.

SWC Series-Medium-Duty Designs Cardan shaft

Designs

Data and Sizes of SWC Series Universal Joint Couplings

Type Design
Data
Item
SWC160 SWC180 SWC200 SWC225 SWC250 SWC265 SWC285 SWC315 SWC350 SWC390 SWC440 SWC490 SWC550 SWC620
A L 740 800 900 1000 1060 1120 1270 1390 1520 1530 1690 1850 2060 2280
LV 100 100 120 140 140 140 140 140 150 170 190 190 240 250
M(kg) 65 83 115 152 219 260 311 432 610 804 1122 1468 2154 2830
B L 480 530 590 640 730 790 840 930 100 1571 1130 1340 1400 1520
M(kg) 44 60 85 110 160 180 226 320 440 590 820 1090 1560 2100
C L 380 420 480 500 560 600 640 720 782 860 1040 1080 1220 1360
M(kg) 35 48 66 90 130 160 189 270 355 510 780 970 1330 1865
D L 520 580 620 690 760 810 860 970 1030 1120 1230 1360 1550 1720
M(kg) 48 65 90 120 173 220 250 355 485 665 920 1240 1765 2390
E L 800 850 940 1050 1120 1180 1320 1440 1550 1710 1880 2050 2310 2540
LV 100 100 120 140 140 140 140 140 150 170 190 190 240 250
M(kg) 70 92 126 165 238 280 340 472 660 886 1230 1625 2368 3135
  Tn(kN·m) 16 22.4 31.5 40 63 80 90 125 180 250 355 500 710 1000
  TF(kN·m) 8 11.2 16 20 31.5 40 45 63 90 125 180 250 355 500
  Β(°) 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
  D 160 180 200 225 250 265 285 315 350 390 440 490 550 620
  Df 160 180 200 225 250 265 285 315 350 3690 440 490 550 620
  D1 137 155 170 196 218 233 245 280 310 345 390 435 492 555
  D2(H9) 100 105 120 135 150 160 170 185 210 235 255 275 320 380
  D3 108 114 140 159 168 180 194 219 245 273 299 325 402 426
  Lm 95 105 110 125 140 150 160 180 195 215 260 270 305 340
  K 16 17 18 20 25 25 27 32 35 40 42 47 50 55
  T 4 5 5 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 10 12 12 12
  N 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 10 16 16 16 16
  D 15 17 17 17 19 19 21 23 23 25 28 31 31 38
  B 20 24 32 32 40 40 40 40 50 70 80 90 100 100
  G 6.0 7.0 9.0 9.0 12.5 12.5 12.5 15.0 16.0 18.0 20.0 22.5 22.5 25
  MI(Kg) 2.57 3 3.85 3.85 5.17 6 6.75 8.25 10.6 13 18.50 23.75 29.12 38.08
  Size M14 M16 M16 M16 M18 M18 M20 M22 M22 M24 M27 M30 M30 M36
  Tightening torque(Nm) 180 270 270 270 372 372 526 710 710 906 1340 1820 1820 3170

1. Notations: 
L=Standard length, or compressed length for designs with length compensation; 
LV=Length compensation; 
M=Weight; 
Tn=Nominal torque(Yield torque 50% over Tn); 
TF=Fatigue torque, I. E. Permissible torque as determined according to the fatigue strength
Under reversing loads; 
β=Maximum deflection angle; 
MI=weight per 100mm tube
2. Millimeters are used as measurement units except where noted; 
3. Please consult us for customizations regarding length, length compensation and
Flange connections. 
(DIN or SAT etc. )
 

Brief Introduction

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Quality Control                                                                                                                                                                                                

       
 

      

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Material: Alloy Steel
Load: Drive Shaft
Stiffness & Flexibility: Stiffness / Rigid Axle
Journal Diameter Dimensional Accuracy: IT6-IT9
Axis Shape: Straight Shaft
Shaft Shape: Hollow Axis
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How do you prevent backlash and vibration issues in a cardan joint?

Preventing backlash and vibration issues in a cardan joint requires careful design considerations and proper maintenance. Here are some measures that can be taken to minimize backlash and vibration problems:

  • High-Quality Manufacturing and Tolerances: Ensuring that the cardan joint is manufactured to high-quality standards and tight tolerances is crucial for minimizing backlash. Precision machining and assembly techniques can help reduce clearances and improve the overall fit of the joint components, resulting in reduced backlash.
  • Proper Lubrication: Adequate lubrication is essential for reducing friction and minimizing backlash in a cardan joint. Lubricants with appropriate viscosity and properties should be used to ensure smooth operation and reduce wear. Regular maintenance, including lubricant replenishment or replacement as per the manufacturer’s recommendations, is necessary to maintain optimal lubrication and prevent backlash issues.
  • Alignment and Balance: Proper alignment of the cardan joint and the connected components is critical for minimizing backlash and vibration. Misalignment can lead to uneven loading and increased stress on the joint, resulting in backlash and vibration. Ensuring precise alignment during installation and periodic checks for alignment deviations can help prevent these issues. Balancing the rotating components, such as the driveshaft, can also minimize vibration problems.
  • Reducing Operating Angles: Operating the cardan joint within its specified angular limits can help minimize backlash and vibration. Exceeding the recommended operating angles can cause increased misalignment, leading to higher levels of backlash and vibration. If large operating angles are necessary, a constant velocity joint or alternative coupling mechanism may be considered to achieve smoother motion and reduced backlash.
  • Regular Maintenance and Inspection: Performing regular maintenance and inspections on the cardan joint is crucial for preventing backlash and vibration issues. This includes checking for wear, proper lubrication, alignment deviations, and any signs of damage or fatigue. Any detected issues should be promptly addressed to prevent further deterioration and ensure the optimal performance of the joint.
  • Vibration Dampening: In some cases, additional measures can be taken to dampen vibrations in the system. This can include the use of vibration-dampening materials or techniques, such as rubber bushings or vibration isolators, at the connection points of the cardan joint. These measures can help absorb and dampen vibrations, reducing their impact on the joint and the connected components.

By implementing these preventive measures, the potential backlash and vibration issues in a cardan joint can be minimized. It is important to consider the specific requirements of the application and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for installation, maintenance, and operation to ensure the optimal performance and longevity of the joint.

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Can cardan joints be used in off-road vehicles and equipment?

Yes, cardan joints can be used in off-road vehicles and equipment, and they are commonly employed in various drivetrain and power transmission applications. Cardan joints offer several characteristics that make them suitable for off-road environments. Here’s a detailed explanation:

1. Misalignment Compensation: Off-road vehicles and equipment often encounter uneven terrain, which can result in misalignments between the drivetrain components. Cardan joints are designed to accommodate misalignments and angular variations, allowing for smooth power transmission even in challenging off-road conditions. They can compensate for misalignments caused by suspension articulation, vehicle flexing, and uneven ground surfaces.

2. High Torque Transmission: Off-road vehicles and equipment typically require the transfer of high torque from the engine to the wheels or other driven components. Cardan joints are capable of efficiently transmitting torque even at significant angles, enabling robust power delivery in off-road applications. They can handle the torque demands associated with climbing steep inclines, traversing obstacles, and powering heavy equipment.

3. Durability and Strength: Off-road environments can be harsh, subjecting drivetrain components to extreme conditions such as impacts, vibrations, and debris. Cardan joints are often constructed using durable materials such as alloy steels or high-strength alloys, which provide the necessary strength and resilience to withstand the rigors of off-road use. They are designed to handle the demanding loads and forces encountered in rough terrains.

4. Articulation and Flexibility: Off-road vehicles and equipment require articulation and flexibility to navigate uneven surfaces and challenging obstacles. Cardan joints offer rotational freedom and allow for angular movement, enabling the drivetrain to adapt to varying terrains and maintain consistent power transmission. Their universal joint design allows for smooth rotation and accommodates the required range of motion.

5. Compact Design: Cardan joints have a relatively compact design, making them suitable for integration into the limited space available in off-road vehicles and equipment. Their compact size allows for efficient packaging within the drivetrain system, maximizing ground clearance, and optimizing vehicle or equipment design.

6. Maintenance and Serviceability: Cardan joints are generally robust and require minimal maintenance. However, regular inspection and lubrication are necessary to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Their design often allows for easy access and replacement if needed, facilitating maintenance and minimizing downtime in off-road applications.

It’s important to note that while cardan joints offer advantages for off-road vehicles and equipment, their performance and suitability depend on specific application requirements, loads, operating conditions, and other factors. Careful consideration should be given to selecting the appropriate cardan joint size, material, and design based on the anticipated demands of the off-road application.

When incorporating cardan joints into off-road vehicles and equipment, it is advisable to consult with engineers or experts specializing in drivetrain systems and off-road vehicle design. They can provide valuable insights and guidance on the selection, integration, and maintenance of cardan joints for specific off-road applications.

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What lubrication is required for a cardan joint?

Proper lubrication is essential for the smooth operation, longevity, and reliability of a cardan joint. The lubricant used in a cardan joint serves multiple purposes, including reducing friction, preventing wear, dissipating heat, and protecting against corrosion. Here’s a detailed explanation of the lubrication requirements for a cardan joint:

  • Lubricant Type: The lubricant used for a cardan joint should be specifically designed for high-load and high-temperature applications. Grease is commonly used as the lubricant for cardan joints due to its ability to adhere to the bearings, provide continuous lubrication, and resist centrifugal forces. High-quality lithium-based or synthetic greases with EP (extreme pressure) additives are recommended for their excellent load-carrying capacity and protection against wear.
  • Lubrication Frequency: Regular lubrication is necessary to maintain optimal performance and prevent premature wear in a cardan joint. The frequency of lubrication depends on factors such as the operating conditions, load, speed, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. As a general guideline, lubrication intervals can range from several months to several thousand hours of operation. However, it is important to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines for the specific cardan joint model and application to determine the appropriate lubrication frequency.
  • Lubrication Quantity: The correct amount of lubricant should be applied to ensure proper lubrication without overfilling the joint. Insufficient lubrication can lead to increased friction and wear, while excessive lubrication can cause overheating and may lead to seal damage or leakage. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding the recommended grease quantity or fill level for the specific cardan joint model.
  • Lubrication Method: There are different methods to lubricate a cardan joint, depending on its design and accessibility. One common approach is to use a grease gun or a lubrication fitting to inject the grease into the designated lubrication points or zerk fittings on the joint. Some cardan joints may have grease nipples or fittings specifically designed for lubrication. Ensure that the lubricant is evenly distributed throughout the bearings and moving parts of the joint.
  • Monitor and Reapply: Regularly monitor the condition of the lubricant and the performance of the cardan joint. Inspect the lubrication points for any signs of contamination, depletion, or degradation of the grease. If necessary, clean the lubrication points before reapplying the lubricant. During maintenance intervals, remove any old or degraded grease and replenish with fresh lubricant as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Environmental Considerations: Take into account the operating environment of the cardan joint when selecting the lubricant. Extreme temperatures, exposure to water or chemicals, or dusty and dirty conditions may require specialized lubricants or additional protective measures. Consult the manufacturer’s guidelines or seek advice from lubricant suppliers to ensure the lubricant’s compatibility with the specific operating conditions.

Proper lubrication of a cardan joint is crucial for its optimal performance and longevity. Following the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding lubrication type, frequency, quantity, and method will help ensure smooth operation, minimize wear, and maximize the service life of the cardan joint.

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editor by CX 2024-04-08

China Good quality IATF 16949 OEM Factory One-Stop Service Prototype/Drawing Customization Bespoke Machinery Part Industrial Components Truck Part Steering Knuckle Universal Joint

Product Description

Product Description

Item Iron/Steel/Metal/Alloy CHINAMFG Hardware Parts with Precision CNC Machining Process for Auto/Car/Truck/Tractor/Trailer//Forklift/Commercial Vehicle/Train/Railway/Mining/Construction/Building/Shipbuilding/Metallurgical Machine/Machinery/Industrial/Equipment components Customized Heavy-Duty Truck Parts Steering Knuckle universal joint
Surface Treatment Shot Blasting, Electrophoretic Coating
Surface Roughness Ra0.05∼Ra50, at customer’s request
Standard GB, ASTM, AISI, DIN, NF, JIS, BS, AS, AAR, etc.
Certification ISO 9 tons of products to more than 12 clients in 2571. W e not only ensure sufficient supply, but also guarantee punctual delivery.

Based in China, Serving the globe – Focusing on creating more value for global customers.
“ISO9 tons of products to more than 12 clients in 2571. We not only ensure sufficient supply capacity, but also guarantee punctual delivery.

4* Highly efficient logistics system and convenient transportation condition
In terms of logistics transportation, our factory possesses a great geographical advantage – its only 1 and a half hours’ drive from our factory to the nearest shipping port-HangZhou Port-which makes our logistical system more efficient and ensures smooth and punctual delivery.

5* Modern laboratory and strict quality control system
All raw materials should be sampled and analyzed in our inspection laboratory when they reach our factory, only after passing the inspection can the raw materials be stored into our warehouse. Each batch of products from raw materials to finished products will be tested in the laboratory to ensure that the quality meets the contract requirements. Each batch of finished products will be carried out spectral inspection. For specific products tensile test will be conducted to ensure that the tensile strength of products is up to the standards.

6* Wide application of products
Our products and customization service cover a wide range of industries, including
Auto/automobile/automotive, car, truck/lorry, commercial vehicle, forklift/lifting equipment, combine harvester, farm/agricultural machinery, mining machinry, engineering machinery, construction/building machinery/vehicle(crane/hoist, excavator, bulldozer, dump/dumper/self-dumping/self-discharging truck, concret/cement mixer truck, pump truck, crusher…), petroleum/ petrochemical/oil drilling/metallurgical machinery, shipbuilding machinery, locomotive, bullet train, high-speed railway, underground/subway/metro, tractor, trailer, industrial equipment, marine/ship machinery(Turbine, propeller…), defense//military/ordnance equipment(Tank, armoured troop carrier, amphibious equipment…), power plant, wind power generator/tower, wind turbine, lift/elevator/escalator, medical equipment, food machinery, aviation equipment/instrumentation, pump, valve, gearbox, motor/engine, motorcycle, Lathe machine tools, …etc. We can produce any kind of castings with high precision CNC machining process as per customer’s drawings/sample/requirements/technical parameters.

7* Strict product information tracking
Each of finished products will be assigned 1 unique identification, especially for those made from different batches of raw materials will be recorded and archived with raw material batch number and factory production code to facilitate tracing in case of quality discrepancy or any disagreement on the quality.

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Condition: New
Color: Natural Color, Silver, Black
Certification: CE, DIN, ISO
Structure: Customized
Material: Alloy Steel
Type: Customized
Samples:
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universal joint

Can universal joints be used in aerospace and aviation applications?

Yes, universal joints can be used in aerospace and aviation applications, albeit their usage is limited and specific to certain systems. Here’s a detailed explanation:

Aerospace and aviation industries often require precise and reliable mechanical systems to ensure the safe and efficient operation of various components and subsystems. While universal joints are widely used in many industries, their application in aerospace and aviation is more limited due to the stringent requirements and specific conditions of these fields.

Here are some key points to consider regarding the use of universal joints in aerospace and aviation applications:

  1. Control Systems: Universal joints can be employed in control systems within aircraft and spacecraft. These control systems involve the transmission of motion and rotation between different components or surfaces. Universal joints can provide flexibility and enable the adjustment of control surfaces such as rudders, ailerons, or flaps, allowing for precise control of the aircraft’s movement.
  2. Instrumentation and Testing: Universal joints can be utilized in instrumentation and testing equipment used in aerospace and aviation. These applications often require the transmission of rotational motion and torque to various sensors, actuators, or measuring devices. Universal joints can facilitate the required motion transfer while compensating for misalignment or angular variations, ensuring accurate data acquisition and reliable testing results.
  3. Spacecraft Deployment Mechanisms: In space exploration missions, universal joints can be employed in deployment mechanisms. These mechanisms are responsible for deploying antennas, solar panels, or other components of spacecraft once they reach their destination. Universal joints can accommodate the complex motion and alignment requirements during the deployment process, ensuring smooth and controlled extension of these critical components.
  4. Engine Accessories: Universal joints can be utilized in certain engine accessories or auxiliary systems in aerospace and aviation. These may include fuel pumps, generators, or hydraulic systems. Universal joints can transmit rotational motion and torque from the engine to these accessories, allowing them to operate efficiently and reliably.
  5. Cautions and Limitations: The usage of universal joints in aerospace and aviation applications requires careful consideration of factors such as weight, space constraints, reliability, and safety. These industries have strict regulations and standards to ensure the highest levels of performance and safety. Therefore, the selection, integration, and testing of universal joints must be performed in accordance with the specific requirements and guidelines provided by the regulatory authorities and industry best practices.

In summary, while universal joints have limited application in aerospace and aviation, they can be utilized in control systems, instrumentation and testing, spacecraft deployment mechanisms, and engine accessories. Careful consideration of the specific requirements, regulations, and safety standards is essential when incorporating universal joints into aerospace and aviation systems to ensure optimal performance and reliability.

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How do you calculate the operating angles of a universal joint?

Calculating the operating angles of a universal joint involves measuring the angular displacement between the input and output shafts. Here’s a detailed explanation:

To calculate the operating angles of a universal joint, you need to measure the angles at which the input and output shafts are misaligned. The operating angles are typically expressed as the angles between the axes of the two shafts.

Here’s a step-by-step process for calculating the operating angles:

  1. Identify the input shaft and the output shaft of the universal joint.
  2. Measure and record the angle of the input shaft relative to a reference plane or axis. This can be done using a protractor, angle finder, or other measuring tools. The reference plane is typically a fixed surface or a known axis.
  3. Measure and record the angle of the output shaft relative to the same reference plane or axis.
  4. Calculate the operating angles by finding the difference between the input and output shaft angles. Depending on the arrangement of the universal joint, there may be two operating angles: one for the joint at the input side and another for the joint at the output side.

It’s important to note that the specific method of measuring and calculating the operating angles may vary depending on the design and configuration of the universal joint. Some universal joints have built-in methods for measuring the operating angles, such as markings or indicators on the joint itself.

Additionally, it’s crucial to consider the range of acceptable operating angles specified by the manufacturer. Operating a universal joint beyond its recommended angles can lead to increased wear, reduced lifespan, and potential failure.

In summary, calculating the operating angles of a universal joint involves measuring the angular displacement between the input and output shafts. By measuring the angles and finding the difference between them, you can determine the operating angles of the universal joint.

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How do you maintain and service a universal joint?

Maintaining and servicing a universal joint is essential to ensure its optimal performance, longevity, and reliability. Regular maintenance helps identify and address any potential issues before they lead to significant problems. Here are some guidelines for maintaining and servicing a universal joint:

  • Regular inspection: Perform regular visual inspections of the universal joint to check for signs of wear, damage, or misalignment. Look for any loose or missing fasteners, excessive play, or abnormal noise during operation. Inspect the lubrication condition and ensure it is adequate.
  • Lubrication: Proper lubrication is crucial for the smooth operation of a universal joint. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for lubrication type, quantity, and intervals. Regularly inspect the lubrication condition and replenish or replace the lubricant as necessary. Ensure that the lubrication points are accessible and apply the lubricant directly to those points.
  • Torque specifications: When performing maintenance or service tasks that involve fasteners or connections, adhere to the manufacturer’s torque specifications. Over-tightening or under-tightening can lead to issues such as stress concentration, fatigue, or premature failure of the universal joint.
  • Alignment: Ensure that the connected shafts are properly aligned. Misalignment can cause excessive stress and wear on the universal joint components. If misalignment is detected, take appropriate measures to correct it, such as adjusting the shafts or using shims or spacers.
  • Fasteners: Regularly inspect and tighten all fasteners, including bolts, nuts, and retaining clips. Check for any signs of corrosion, damage, or wear on the fasteners. Replace any damaged or worn fasteners with suitable replacements according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Seals and boots: If your universal joint has seals or boots, inspect them for damage or deterioration. Damaged seals or boots can lead to contamination or loss of lubricant, affecting the performance and lifespan of the joint. Replace any damaged or worn seals or boots promptly.
  • Operational monitoring: During operation, monitor the universal joint for any abnormal vibrations, noises, or temperature changes. Unusual vibrations or noises can indicate misalignment, wear, or other issues. Excessive heat can be a sign of insufficient lubrication or excessive friction. If any abnormalities are observed, investigate and address them promptly.
  • Service intervals: Follow the recommended service intervals provided by the manufacturer. These intervals may include tasks such as lubrication, inspection, re-greasing, or complete disassembly and reassembly. Adhering to the recommended service intervals helps maintain the optimal performance and reliability of the universal joint.
  • Expert assistance: If you encounter complex issues or are unsure about any maintenance or service tasks, seek assistance from a qualified professional or the manufacturer. They can provide specific guidance, troubleshooting, or perform more in-depth servicing if needed.

Proper maintenance and servicing of a universal joint contribute to its longevity, performance, and overall system reliability. By regularly inspecting the joint, ensuring proper lubrication, alignment, and fastening, and addressing any issues promptly, you can maximize the lifespan and efficiency of the universal joint in your mechanical system.

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editor by CX 2024-03-27

China high quality IATF 16949 OEM Factory One-Stop Service Prototype/Drawing Customization Bespoke Machinery Part Industrial Components Truck Part Steering Knuckle Universal Joint

Product Description

Product Description

Item Iron/Steel/Metal/Alloy CHINAMFG Hardware Parts with Precision CNC Machining Process for Auto/Car/Truck/Tractor/Trailer//Forklift/Commercial Vehicle/Train/Railway/Mining/Construction/Building/Shipbuilding/Metallurgical Machine/Machinery/Industrial/Equipment components Customized Heavy-Duty Truck Parts Steering Knuckle universal joint
Surface Treatment Shot Blasting, Electrophoretic Coating
Surface Roughness Ra0.05∼Ra50, at customer’s request
Standard GB, ASTM, AISI, DIN, NF, JIS, BS, AS, AAR, etc.
Certification ISO 9 tons of products to more than 12 clients in 2571. W e not only ensure sufficient supply, but also guarantee punctual delivery.

Based in China, Serving the globe – Focusing on creating more value for global customers.
“ISO9 tons of products to more than 12 clients in 2571. We not only ensure sufficient supply capacity, but also guarantee punctual delivery.

4* Highly efficient logistics system and convenient transportation condition
In terms of logistics transportation, our factory possesses a great geographical advantage – its only 1 and a half hours’ drive from our factory to the nearest shipping port-HangZhou Port-which makes our logistical system more efficient and ensures smooth and punctual delivery.

5* Modern laboratory and strict quality control system
All raw materials should be sampled and analyzed in our inspection laboratory when they reach our factory, only after passing the inspection can the raw materials be stored into our warehouse. Each batch of products from raw materials to finished products will be tested in the laboratory to ensure that the quality meets the contract requirements. Each batch of finished products will be carried out spectral inspection. For specific products tensile test will be conducted to ensure that the tensile strength of products is up to the standards.

6* Wide application of products
Our products and customization service cover a wide range of industries, including
Auto/automobile/automotive, car, truck/lorry, commercial vehicle, forklift/lifting equipment, combine harvester, farm/agricultural machinery, mining machinry, engineering machinery, construction/building machinery/vehicle(crane/hoist, excavator, bulldozer, dump/dumper/self-dumping/self-discharging truck, concret/cement mixer truck, pump truck, crusher…), petroleum/ petrochemical/oil drilling/metallurgical machinery, shipbuilding machinery, locomotive, bullet train, high-speed railway, underground/subway/metro, tractor, trailer, industrial equipment, marine/ship machinery(Turbine, propeller…), defense//military/ordnance equipment(Tank, armoured troop carrier, amphibious equipment…), power plant, wind power generator/tower, wind turbine, lift/elevator/escalator, medical equipment, food machinery, aviation equipment/instrumentation, pump, valve, gearbox, motor/engine, motorcycle, Lathe machine tools, …etc. We can produce any kind of castings with high precision CNC machining process as per customer’s drawings/sample/requirements/technical parameters.

7* Strict product information tracking
Each of finished products will be assigned 1 unique identification, especially for those made from different batches of raw materials will be recorded and archived with raw material batch number and factory production code to facilitate tracing in case of quality discrepancy or any disagreement on the quality.

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Condition: New
Color: Natural Color, Silver, Black
Certification: CE, DIN, ISO
Structure: Customized
Material: Alloy Steel
Type: Customized
Samples:
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What are the safety considerations when working with universal joints?

Working with universal joints requires adherence to certain safety considerations to prevent accidents, injuries, and equipment damage. Here’s a detailed explanation:

When dealing with universal joints, it is important to keep the following safety considerations in mind:

  1. Proper Training and Knowledge: Ensure that individuals working with universal joints have the necessary training and knowledge of their operation, installation, and maintenance. Familiarity with safety procedures and understanding the potential hazards associated with universal joints is crucial for safe handling.
  2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Use appropriate personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses, gloves, and protective clothing, when working with universal joints. PPE can provide protection against potential hazards, including sharp edges, pinch points, or flying debris during installation, removal, or maintenance activities.
  3. Secure the System: Before working on a system that involves universal joints, ensure that the equipment is securely shut down and de-energized. Lockout/tagout procedures should be followed to prevent unexpected energization or movement that could cause injury. Securely support any components or shafts connected to the universal joint to prevent accidental movement or collapse during work.
  4. Inspect for Damage or Wear: Regularly inspect universal joints for signs of damage, wear, or misalignment. Look for indications of excessive play, corrosion, fatigue, or any other abnormalities that may compromise the joint’s integrity. Replace any worn or damaged components promptly to avoid potential failure during operation.
  5. Safe Handling: When installing or removing universal joints, use proper lifting techniques and equipment to avoid strain or injury. Universal joints can be heavy and cumbersome, so mechanical assistance or lifting devices may be necessary. Follow safe handling practices and avoid placing hands or body parts in the path of rotating or moving components.
  6. Avoid Exceeding Design Limits: Universal joints have specific design limits for torque, operating angles, and speed. Ensure that these limits are not exceeded during operation. Exceeding the design limits can lead to premature wear, distortion, or catastrophic failure of the joint. Always consult the manufacturer’s guidelines and specifications to ensure safe operation within the defined limits.
  7. Lubrication and Maintenance: Proper lubrication is essential for the smooth operation and longevity of universal joints. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for lubrication intervals and use the specified lubricants. Regularly inspect and maintain the joint, tightening fasteners as needed and addressing any signs of lubrication breakdown, contamination, or leakage.
  8. Appropriate Tools and Equipment: Use the correct tools and equipment for working with universal joints. Improper tools or techniques can cause damage to the joint or result in injuries. Ensure that tools are in good condition, properly calibrated, and suitable for the specific task at hand.
  9. Follow Manufacturer Guidelines: Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines, instructions, and safety precautions specific to the universal joint being used. Manufacturers provide important information regarding installation, operation, maintenance, and safety considerations that should be strictly adhered to.

By adhering to these safety considerations, individuals can minimize the risk of accidents, injuries, and equipment damage when working with universal joints.

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Can universal joints be used in heavy-duty machinery and equipment?

Yes, universal joints can be used in heavy-duty machinery and equipment. Here’s a detailed explanation:

Universal joints are widely employed in various industrial applications, including heavy-duty machinery and equipment. They offer several advantages that make them suitable for such applications:

  • Flexibility: Universal joints are designed to transmit torque and accommodate angular misalignment between shafts. This flexibility allows for the transmission of power even when the shafts are not perfectly aligned, which is often the case in heavy-duty machinery where misalignment can occur due to structural deflection, thermal expansion, or other factors.
  • Torque Transmission: Universal joints are capable of transmitting significant amounts of torque. The torque capacity of a universal joint depends on factors such as its size, design, and the materials used. In heavy-duty machinery, where high torque levels are common, appropriately sized and robust universal joints can effectively handle the required torque transmission.
  • Compactness: Universal joints are compact in design, allowing them to be integrated into tight spaces within machinery and equipment. Their compactness enables efficient power transmission in applications where space constraints are a concern.
  • Durability: Universal joints can be manufactured from materials that provide high strength and durability, such as alloy steels or stainless steels. This durability allows them to withstand heavy loads, harsh operating conditions, and repetitive motion, making them suitable for heavy-duty machinery and equipment.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Universal joints are often a cost-effective solution for torque transmission in heavy-duty machinery. Compared to alternative power transmission methods, such as gearboxes or direct drives, universal joints can offer a more economical option while still providing adequate performance and reliability.

However, it’s important to consider the specific requirements and operating conditions of the heavy-duty machinery when selecting and implementing universal joints. Factors such as the torque levels, rotational speed, angular misalignment, operating temperature, and maintenance practices should be carefully evaluated to ensure that the chosen universal joints are appropriately sized, rated, and maintained for reliable and safe operation.

In summary, universal joints can indeed be used in heavy-duty machinery and equipment. Their flexibility, torque transmission capabilities, compactness, durability, and cost-effectiveness make them a viable choice for power transmission in a wide range of heavy-duty applications.

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Are there different types of universal joints available?

Yes, there are different types of universal joints available to suit various applications and requirements. Let’s explore some of the commonly used types:

  • Single Joint (Cardan Joint): The single joint, also known as a Cardan joint, is the most basic and widely used type of universal joint. It consists of two yokes connected by a cross-shaped center piece. The yokes are typically 90 degrees out of phase with each other, allowing for angular displacement and misalignment between shafts. Single joints are commonly used in automotive drivelines and industrial applications.
  • Double Joint: A double joint, also referred to as a double Cardan joint or a constant velocity joint, is an advanced version of the single joint. It consists of two single joints connected in series with an intermediate shaft in between. The use of two joints in series helps to cancel out the velocity fluctuations and reduce vibration caused by the single joint. Double joints are commonly used in automotive applications, especially in front-wheel-drive vehicles, to provide constant velocity power transmission.
  • Tracta Joint: The Tracta joint, also known as a tripod joint or a three-roller joint, is a specialized type of universal joint. It consists of three rollers or balls mounted on a spider-shaped center piece. The rollers are housed in a three-lobed cup, allowing for flexibility and articulation. Tracta joints are commonly used in automotive applications, particularly in front-wheel-drive systems, to accommodate high-speed rotation and transmit torque smoothly.
  • Rzeppa Joint: The Rzeppa joint is another type of constant velocity joint commonly used in automotive applications. It features six balls positioned in grooves on a central sphere. The balls are held in place by an outer housing with an inner race. Rzeppa joints provide smooth power transmission and reduced vibration, making them suitable for applications where constant velocity is required, such as drive axles in vehicles.
  • Thompson Coupling: The Thompson coupling, also known as a tripodal joint, is a specialized type of universal joint. It consists of three interconnected rods with spherical ends. The arrangement allows for flexibility and misalignment compensation. Thompson couplings are often used in applications where high torque transmission is required, such as industrial machinery and power transmission systems.

These are just a few examples of the different types of universal joints available. Each type has its own advantages and is suitable for specific applications based on factors such as torque requirements, speed, angular displacement, and vibration reduction. The selection of the appropriate type of universal joint depends on the specific needs of the application.

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editor by CX 2024-02-28

China wholesaler Custome Cardan Shaft/Universal Shaft/Universal Joint for Industrial Machinery

Product Description

Who we are?
HangZhou XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. CARDANSHAFT CO;LTD has 15 years history.When the general manager Mr.Rony Du graduated from the university,he always concentrated his attention on the research and development,production and sales of the cardan shaft.Mr.Rony Du and his team started from scratch,from 1 lathe and a very small order,step by step to grow up.He often said to his team”We will only do 1 thing well——to make the perfect cardan shaft”.

                                                               General manager  Mr.Rony Du
HangZhou XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. CARDANSHAFT CO.,LTD was founded in 2005.The registered capital is 8 million ,covers an area of 15 acres, has 30 existing staff. The company specializing in the production of SWC, SWP cross universal coupling and drum tooth coupling.The company with factory is located in the beautiful coast of Tai Lake –Hudai (HangZhou Economic Development Zone Hudai Industrial Park).
In order to become China’s leading cardan shaft one-stop solution expert supplier .XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. CARDANSHAFT independent research and development of SWC light, medium, short, heavy Designs cardan shaft have reached the leading domestic level.Products not only supporting domestic large and medium-sized customers, but also exported to the United States, India, Vietnam, Laos, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Britain and other countries and areas.In the past 15 years, the company has accumulated a wealth of experience, learn from foreign advanced technology, and to absorb and use the universal axis has been improved several times, so that the structure is maturing, significantly improved performance.
 

                                          XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. Office Building  
XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. belief: “Continuous innovation, optimize the structure, perseverance” to create a high quality of outstanding cardan shaft manufacturer.We always adhere to the ISO9001 quality control system, from the details to start, standardize the production process, and to achieve processing equipment “specialization, numerical control” rapid increase in product quality.This Not only won the majority of customers reputation, but also access to peer recognition. We continue to strive to pursue: “for customers to create the greatest value, for the staff to build the best platform”, will be able to achieve customer and business mutually beneficial CHINAMFG situation.

                                  Welcome to XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. CARDANSHAFT

Why choose us?
First,select raw material carefully
 
  The cross is the core component of cardan shaft,so the selection of material is particularly critical.Raw materials of the cross for light Duty Size and Medium Duty Size,we choose the 20CrMnTi special gear steel bar from SHAGANG GROUP.Being forged in 2500 ton friction press to ensure internal metallurgical structure,inspecting the geometric dimensions of each part to meet the drawing requirements,then transfer to machining,the processes of milling, turning, quenching and grinding.
 
The inspector will screen blank yoke head.The porosity, cracks, slag, etc. do not meet the requirements of the casting foundry are all eliminated,then doing physical and chemical analysis, to see whether the ingredients meet the requirements, unqualified re-elimination.And then transferred to the quenching and tempering heat treatment, once again check the hardness to see if meet the requirements, qualified to be transferred to the machining process. We control from the source of the material to ensure the supply of raw materials qualified rate of 99%.
 
  
 Second,advanced production equipment
 
XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS. Company introduced four-axis linkage machining center made in ZheJiang , milling the keyway and flange bolt hole of the flange yoke, The once machine-shaping ensures that the symmetry of the keyway and the position of the bolt hole are less than 0.02mm,which greatly improves the installation accuracy of the flange,the 4 axis milling and drilling center holes of the cross are integrated,to ensure that the 4 shaft symmetry and verticality are less than 0.02mm,the process of the journal cross assembly service life can be increased by 30%, and the speed at 1000 rpm above the cardan shaft running smoothly and super life is crucial to the operation.
 
We use CNC machine to lathe flange yoke and welded yoke,CNC machine can not only ensure the accuracy of the flange connection with the mouth, but also improve the flange surface finish.
 
5 CHINAMFG automatic welding machine welding spline sleeve and tube,welded yoke and tube.With the welding CHINAMFG swing mechanism, automatic lifting mechanism, adjustment mechanism and welding CHINAMFG cooling system, welding machine can realize multi ring continuous welding, each coil current and voltage can be preset, arc starting and stopping control PLC procedures, reliable welding quality, the weld bead is smooth and beautiful, to control the welding process with fixed procedures, greatly reducing the uncertainty of human during welding, greatly improve the welding effect.
 
 
High speed cardan shaft needs to do dynamic balance test before leaving the factory.Unbalanced cardan shaft will produce excessive centrifugal force at high speed and reduce the service life of the bearing;the dynamic balance test can eliminate the uneven distribution of the casting weight and the mass distribution of the whole assembly;Through the experiment to achieve the design of the required balance quality, improve the universal shaft service life.In 2008 the company introduced 2 high-precision dynamic balance test bench, the maximum speed can reach 4000 rev / min, the balance of G0.8 accuracy, balance weight 2kg–1000kg.
 
In order to make the paint standardization, in 2009 the company bought 10 CHINAMFG of clean paint room , the surface treatment of cardan shaft is more standardized, paint fastness is more rugged, staff’s working conditions improved, exhaust of harmless treatment.
 

Third,Professional transport packaging
 
 
The packing of the export cardan shaft is all in the same way as the plywood wooden box, and then it is firmly secured with the iron sheet, so as to avoid the damage caused by the complicated situation in the long-distance transportation. Meet the standard requirements of plywood boxes into Europe and other countries, no matter where can successfully reach all the country’s ports.

SWC Series-Medium-Duty Designs Cardan shaft

Designs

Data and Sizes of SWC Series Universal Joint Couplings

Type Design
Data
Item
SWC160 SWC180 SWC200 SWC225 SWC250 SWC265 SWC285 SWC315 SWC350 SWC390 SWC440 SWC490 SWC550 SWC620
A L 740 800 900 1000 1060 1120 1270 1390 1520 1530 1690 1850 2060 2280
LV 100 100 120 140 140 140 140 140 150 170 190 190 240 250
M(kg) 65 83 115 152 219 260 311 432 610 804 1122 1468 2154 2830
B L 480 530 590 640 730 790 840 930 100 1571 1130 1340 1400 1520
M(kg) 44 60 85 110 160 180 226 320 440 590 820 1090 1560 2100
C L 380 420 480 500 560 600 640 720 782 860 1040 1080 1220 1360
M(kg) 35 48 66 90 130 160 189 270 355 510 780 970 1330 1865
D L 520 580 620 690 760 810 860 970 1030 1120 1230 1360 1550 1720
M(kg) 48 65 90 120 173 220 250 355 485 665 920 1240 1765 2390
E L 800 850 940 1050 1120 1180 1320 1440 1550 1710 1880 2050 2310 2540
LV 100 100 120 140 140 140 140 140 150 170 190 190 240 250
M(kg) 70 92 126 165 238 280 340 472 660 886 1230 1625 2368 3135
  Tn(kN·m) 16 22.4 31.5 40 63 80 90 125 180 250 355 500 710 1000
  TF(kN·m) 8 11.2 16 20 31.5 40 45 63 90 125 180 250 355 500
  Β(°) 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
  D 160 180 200 225 250 265 285 315 350 390 440 490 550 620
  Df 160 180 200 225 250 265 285 315 350 3690 440 490 550 620
  D1 137 155 170 196 218 233 245 280 310 345 390 435 492 555
  D2(H9) 100 105 120 135 150 160 170 185 210 235 255 275 320 380
  D3 108 114 140 159 168 180 194 219 245 273 299 325 402 426
  Lm 95 105 110 125 140 150 160 180 195 215 260 270 305 340
  K 16 17 18 20 25 25 27 32 35 40 42 47 50 55
  T 4 5 5 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 10 12 12 12
  N 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 10 16 16 16 16
  D 15 17 17 17 19 19 21 23 23 25 28 31 31 38
  B 20 24 32 32 40 40 40 40 50 70 80 90 100 100
  G 6.0 7.0 9.0 9.0 12.5 12.5 12.5 15.0 16.0 18.0 20.0 22.5 22.5 25
  MI(Kg) 2.57 3 3.85 3.85 5.17 6 6.75 8.25 10.6 13 18.50 23.75 29.12 38.08
  Size M14 M16 M16 M16 M18 M18 M20 M22 M22 M24 M27 M30 M30 M36
  Tightening torque(Nm) 180 270 270 270 372 372 526 710 710 906 1340 1820 1820 3170

1. Notations: 
L=Standard length, or compressed length for designs with length compensation; 
LV=Length compensation; 
M=Weight; 
Tn=Nominal torque(Yield torque 50% over Tn); 
TF=Fatigue torque, I. E. Permissible torque as determined according to the fatigue strength
Under reversing loads; 
β=Maximum deflection angle; 
MI=weight per 100mm tube
2. Millimeters are used as measurement units except where noted; 
3. Please consult us for customizations regarding length, length compensation and
Flange connections. 
(DIN or SAT etc. )
 

Brief Introduction

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Material: Alloy Steel
Load: Drive Shaft
Stiffness & Flexibility: Stiffness / Rigid Axle
Journal Diameter Dimensional Accuracy: IT6-IT9
Axis Shape: Straight Shaft
Shaft Shape: Hollow Axis
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How do you prevent backlash and vibration issues in a cardan joint?

Preventing backlash and vibration issues in a cardan joint requires careful design considerations and proper maintenance. Here are some measures that can be taken to minimize backlash and vibration problems:

  • High-Quality Manufacturing and Tolerances: Ensuring that the cardan joint is manufactured to high-quality standards and tight tolerances is crucial for minimizing backlash. Precision machining and assembly techniques can help reduce clearances and improve the overall fit of the joint components, resulting in reduced backlash.
  • Proper Lubrication: Adequate lubrication is essential for reducing friction and minimizing backlash in a cardan joint. Lubricants with appropriate viscosity and properties should be used to ensure smooth operation and reduce wear. Regular maintenance, including lubricant replenishment or replacement as per the manufacturer’s recommendations, is necessary to maintain optimal lubrication and prevent backlash issues.
  • Alignment and Balance: Proper alignment of the cardan joint and the connected components is critical for minimizing backlash and vibration. Misalignment can lead to uneven loading and increased stress on the joint, resulting in backlash and vibration. Ensuring precise alignment during installation and periodic checks for alignment deviations can help prevent these issues. Balancing the rotating components, such as the driveshaft, can also minimize vibration problems.
  • Reducing Operating Angles: Operating the cardan joint within its specified angular limits can help minimize backlash and vibration. Exceeding the recommended operating angles can cause increased misalignment, leading to higher levels of backlash and vibration. If large operating angles are necessary, a constant velocity joint or alternative coupling mechanism may be considered to achieve smoother motion and reduced backlash.
  • Regular Maintenance and Inspection: Performing regular maintenance and inspections on the cardan joint is crucial for preventing backlash and vibration issues. This includes checking for wear, proper lubrication, alignment deviations, and any signs of damage or fatigue. Any detected issues should be promptly addressed to prevent further deterioration and ensure the optimal performance of the joint.
  • Vibration Dampening: In some cases, additional measures can be taken to dampen vibrations in the system. This can include the use of vibration-dampening materials or techniques, such as rubber bushings or vibration isolators, at the connection points of the cardan joint. These measures can help absorb and dampen vibrations, reducing their impact on the joint and the connected components.

By implementing these preventive measures, the potential backlash and vibration issues in a cardan joint can be minimized. It is important to consider the specific requirements of the application and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for installation, maintenance, and operation to ensure the optimal performance and longevity of the joint.

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How do you retrofit an existing mechanical system with a cardan joint?

When retrofitting an existing mechanical system with a cardan joint, careful planning and consideration of various factors are necessary to ensure a successful integration. The retrofitting process involves modifying the system to accommodate the cardan joint’s requirements for torque transmission and misalignment compensation. Here’s a detailed explanation of how to retrofit an existing mechanical system with a cardan joint:

  1. Evaluate the Existing System: Begin by thoroughly evaluating the existing mechanical system to understand its design, components, and operational requirements. Identify the areas where a cardan joint can be integrated effectively and assess the feasibility of retrofitting.
  2. Identify the Integration Points: Determine the specific locations within the system where the cardan joint will be installed. This could include areas where torque transmission or misalignment compensation is required, such as connections between shafts, pulleys, or other rotating components.
  3. Measurements and Compatibility: Take accurate measurements of the existing components and spaces where the cardan joint will be installed. Ensure that the dimensions and specifications of the cardan joint are compatible with the available space and the system’s requirements. Consider factors such as shaft sizes, torque ratings, misalignment angles, and operating conditions.
  4. Design Modifications: Based on the evaluation and measurements, make necessary design modifications to accommodate the cardan joint. This may involve modifying shaft ends, adding or removing components, or adjusting mounting positions. Ensure that the modifications do not compromise the structural integrity or functionality of the system.
  5. Installation and Alignment: Install the cardan joint at the identified integration points according to the manufacturer’s guidelines and engineering best practices. Pay attention to proper alignment, ensuring that the joint aligns with the shafts and other connected components. Precise alignment is crucial for efficient torque transmission and to prevent excessive wear or failure.
  6. Secure Mounting: Properly secure the cardan joint to the system, ensuring that it is firmly and securely mounted. Use appropriate fasteners, couplings, or brackets to hold the joint in place and prevent any movement or vibration that could affect its performance.
  7. Lubrication and Maintenance: Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for lubrication and maintenance of the cardan joint. Proper lubrication helps reduce friction, wear, and heat generation, ensuring smooth operation and longevity of the joint. Establish a maintenance schedule to regularly inspect and maintain the retrofit components to prevent any potential issues.
  8. Testing and Validation: After the retrofitting is complete, perform thorough testing to validate the functionality and performance of the retrofitted system. Test for torque transmission, misalignment compensation, and overall system operation. Monitor the system during operation to ensure that the cardan joint performs as expected and does not introduce any adverse effects.

It is essential to consult with experienced engineers or professionals specializing in retrofitting and cardan joint applications during the process. They can provide valuable guidance, expertise, and assistance in selecting the appropriate cardan joint, making design modifications, and ensuring a successful retrofit of the existing mechanical system.

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How do you maintain and service a cardan joint?

Maintaining and servicing a cardan joint is important to ensure its optimal performance, reliability, and longevity. Regular maintenance helps prevent premature wear, address potential issues, and prolong the life of the joint. Here’s a detailed explanation of the maintenance and servicing procedures for a cardan joint:

  1. Visual Inspection: Regularly inspect the cardan joint for any visible signs of damage, wear, or misalignment. Look for cracks, corrosion, loose or missing fasteners, worn bearings, or any abnormalities in the joint components. If any issues are identified, they should be addressed promptly.
  2. Lubrication: Proper lubrication is essential for the smooth operation of a cardan joint. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding lubrication type, frequency, quantity, and method. Regularly apply the appropriate lubricant to the designated lubrication points or zerk fittings. Monitor the condition of the lubricant and replenish it as needed to maintain optimal lubrication levels.
  3. Torque Check: Periodically check the torque of the fasteners that secure the cardan joint and yokes. Over time, vibration and operational stresses can cause fasteners to loosen. Ensure that all fasteners are tightened to the manufacturer’s specified torque values. Be cautious not to overtighten, as it can lead to component damage or failure.
  4. Alignment Verification: Verify the alignment of the connected shafts that are linked by the cardan joint. Misalignment can cause increased stress and wear on the joint components. Check for any angular misalignment or axial misalignment and make necessary adjustments to minimize misalignment within acceptable tolerances.
  5. Load and Operating Condition Evaluation: Regularly evaluate the load and operating conditions in which the cardan joint operates. Ensure that the joint is not subjected to excessive loads, speeds, or harsh operating environments beyond its design capabilities. If there are any changes in the operating conditions, consider consulting the manufacturer or an expert to assess the suitability of the cardan joint and make any necessary modifications or replacements.
  6. Vibration Monitoring: Monitor the vibration levels during operation, as excessive vibration can indicate issues with the cardan joint or the overall system. An increase in vibration may suggest misalignment, worn bearings, or other mechanical problems. If significant vibration is detected, further investigation and corrective actions should be undertaken to address the root cause.
  7. Periodic Disassembly and Inspection: Depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations and the operating conditions, periodic disassembly and inspection of the cardan joint may be required. This allows for a more thorough assessment of the joint’s condition, including the bearings, seals, and other internal components. Any worn or damaged parts should be replaced with genuine manufacturer-approved replacements.
  8. Professional Maintenance: In some cases, it may be necessary to engage the services of a professional maintenance technician or a specialized service provider for more comprehensive maintenance or servicing of the cardan joint. They can perform advanced inspections, alignment checks, bearing replacements, or other specialized procedures to ensure the optimal performance of the joint.

It is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations for maintenance and servicing of the specific cardan joint model. Adhering to proper maintenance practices and promptly addressing any issues that arise will help maximize the service life, reliability, and performance of the cardan joint.

China wholesaler Custome Cardan Shaft/Universal Shaft/Universal Joint for Industrial Machinery  China wholesaler Custome Cardan Shaft/Universal Shaft/Universal Joint for Industrial Machinery
editor by CX 2024-02-13

China factory IATF 16949 OEM Factory One-Stop Service Prototype/Drawing Customization Bespoke Machinery Part Industrial Components Truck Part Steering Knuckle Universal Joint

Product Description

Product Description

Item Iron/Steel/Metal/Alloy CHINAMFG Hardware Parts with Precision CNC Machining Process for Auto/Car/Truck/Tractor/Trailer//Forklift/Commercial Vehicle/Train/Railway/Mining/Construction/Building/Shipbuilding/Metallurgical Machine/Machinery/Industrial/Equipment components Customized Heavy-Duty Truck Parts Steering Knuckle universal joint
Surface Treatment Shot Blasting, Electrophoretic Coating
Surface Roughness Ra0.05∼Ra50, at customer’s request
Standard GB, ASTM, AISI, DIN, NF, JIS, BS, AS, AAR, etc.
Certification ISO 9 tons of products to more than 12 clients in 2571. W e not only ensure sufficient supply, but also guarantee punctual delivery.

Based in China, Serving the globe – Focusing on creating more value for global customers.
“ISO9 tons of products to more than 12 clients in 2571. We not only ensure sufficient supply capacity, but also guarantee punctual delivery.

4* Highly efficient logistics system and convenient transportation condition
In terms of logistics transportation, our factory possesses a great geographical advantage – its only 1 and a half hours’ drive from our factory to the nearest shipping port-HangZhou Port-which makes our logistical system more efficient and ensures smooth and punctual delivery.

5* Modern laboratory and strict quality control system
All raw materials should be sampled and analyzed in our inspection laboratory when they reach our factory, only after passing the inspection can the raw materials be stored into our warehouse. Each batch of products from raw materials to finished products will be tested in the laboratory to ensure that the quality meets the contract requirements. Each batch of finished products will be carried out spectral inspection. For specific products tensile test will be conducted to ensure that the tensile strength of products is up to the standards.

6* Wide application of products
Our products and customization service cover a wide range of industries, including
Auto/automobile/automotive, car, truck/lorry, commercial vehicle, forklift/lifting equipment, combine harvester, farm/agricultural machinery, mining machinry, engineering machinery, construction/building machinery/vehicle(crane/hoist, excavator, bulldozer, dump/dumper/self-dumping/self-discharging truck, concret/cement mixer truck, pump truck, crusher…), petroleum/ petrochemical/oil drilling/metallurgical machinery, shipbuilding machinery, locomotive, bullet train, high-speed railway, underground/subway/metro, tractor, trailer, industrial equipment, marine/ship machinery(Turbine, propeller…), defense//military/ordnance equipment(Tank, armoured troop carrier, amphibious equipment…), power plant, wind power generator/tower, wind turbine, lift/elevator/escalator, medical equipment, food machinery, aviation equipment/instrumentation, pump, valve, gearbox, motor/engine, motorcycle, Lathe machine tools, …etc. We can produce any kind of castings with high precision CNC machining process as per customer’s drawings/sample/requirements/technical parameters.

7* Strict product information tracking
Each of finished products will be assigned 1 unique identification, especially for those made from different batches of raw materials will be recorded and archived with raw material batch number and factory production code to facilitate tracing in case of quality discrepancy or any disagreement on the quality.

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Can universal joints be used in aerospace and aviation applications?

Yes, universal joints can be used in aerospace and aviation applications, albeit their usage is limited and specific to certain systems. Here’s a detailed explanation:

Aerospace and aviation industries often require precise and reliable mechanical systems to ensure the safe and efficient operation of various components and subsystems. While universal joints are widely used in many industries, their application in aerospace and aviation is more limited due to the stringent requirements and specific conditions of these fields.

Here are some key points to consider regarding the use of universal joints in aerospace and aviation applications:

  1. Control Systems: Universal joints can be employed in control systems within aircraft and spacecraft. These control systems involve the transmission of motion and rotation between different components or surfaces. Universal joints can provide flexibility and enable the adjustment of control surfaces such as rudders, ailerons, or flaps, allowing for precise control of the aircraft’s movement.
  2. Instrumentation and Testing: Universal joints can be utilized in instrumentation and testing equipment used in aerospace and aviation. These applications often require the transmission of rotational motion and torque to various sensors, actuators, or measuring devices. Universal joints can facilitate the required motion transfer while compensating for misalignment or angular variations, ensuring accurate data acquisition and reliable testing results.
  3. Spacecraft Deployment Mechanisms: In space exploration missions, universal joints can be employed in deployment mechanisms. These mechanisms are responsible for deploying antennas, solar panels, or other components of spacecraft once they reach their destination. Universal joints can accommodate the complex motion and alignment requirements during the deployment process, ensuring smooth and controlled extension of these critical components.
  4. Engine Accessories: Universal joints can be utilized in certain engine accessories or auxiliary systems in aerospace and aviation. These may include fuel pumps, generators, or hydraulic systems. Universal joints can transmit rotational motion and torque from the engine to these accessories, allowing them to operate efficiently and reliably.
  5. Cautions and Limitations: The usage of universal joints in aerospace and aviation applications requires careful consideration of factors such as weight, space constraints, reliability, and safety. These industries have strict regulations and standards to ensure the highest levels of performance and safety. Therefore, the selection, integration, and testing of universal joints must be performed in accordance with the specific requirements and guidelines provided by the regulatory authorities and industry best practices.

In summary, while universal joints have limited application in aerospace and aviation, they can be utilized in control systems, instrumentation and testing, spacecraft deployment mechanisms, and engine accessories. Careful consideration of the specific requirements, regulations, and safety standards is essential when incorporating universal joints into aerospace and aviation systems to ensure optimal performance and reliability.

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Can universal joints be used in agricultural equipment?

Yes, universal joints can be used in agricultural equipment. Here’s a detailed explanation:

Universal joints are commonly employed in various types of agricultural equipment and machinery. They offer several advantages that make them suitable for agricultural applications. Here are some key points to consider:

  • Torque Transmission: Agricultural equipment often requires the transmission of high torque levels to perform tasks such as plowing, tilling, harvesting, or powering other implements. Universal joints are capable of transmitting significant amounts of torque, making them suitable for handling the power requirements of agricultural machinery.
  • Flexibility: Agricultural equipment frequently operates in uneven terrain or encounters obstacles that can cause angular misalignment between the driving and driven components. Universal joints can accommodate such misalignment and transmit torque even when the shafts are not perfectly aligned. This flexibility allows agricultural machinery to navigate uneven surfaces and maintain power transfer.
  • Durability: Universal joints can be constructed from materials that provide high strength and durability, such as alloy steels. Agricultural equipment often operates in demanding conditions, including exposure to dust, moisture, and vibrations. Robust universal joints can withstand these harsh environments and repetitive motions, ensuring reliable performance and longevity.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Universal joints offer a cost-effective solution for torque transmission in agricultural equipment. Compared to alternative power transmission methods, such as complex gear systems or hydraulic drives, universal joints can provide a more economical option while still delivering adequate performance and reliability.
  • Wide Application Range: Universal joints can be used in various agricultural equipment, including tractors, combine harvesters, balers, seeders, sprayers, and more. They are versatile components that can be integrated into different systems and configurations, allowing for efficient power transmission in a wide range of agricultural applications.

It’s important to note that the specific design and selection of universal joints for agricultural equipment should consider factors such as the torque requirements, operating conditions, maintenance practices, and safety considerations. Proper sizing, lubrication, and regular inspections are crucial for ensuring optimal performance and preventing premature wear or failure.

In summary, universal joints can indeed be used in agricultural equipment. Their torque transmission capabilities, flexibility, durability, cost-effectiveness, and versatility make them a suitable choice for power transmission in various agricultural machinery and equipment.

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How do you install a universal joint?

Installing a universal joint correctly is essential to ensure its proper functioning and longevity. Here are the general steps to guide you in the installation process:

  1. Prepare the universal joint: Before installation, inspect the universal joint for any damage or defects. Ensure that all the components, such as yokes, bearings, and cross, are in good condition. Clean the components if necessary and apply a suitable lubricant to ensure smooth operation.
  2. Align the shafts: Position the shafts that need to be connected by the universal joint. Align the shafts as closely as possible, ensuring that they are parallel and collinear. If precise alignment is challenging, universal joints can compensate for slight misalignments, but it is still preferable to have the shafts as aligned as possible.
  3. Insert the cross: Insert the cross-shaped center piece of the universal joint into one of the yokes. Ensure that the cross is aligned properly with the yoke and that the bearings are securely seated in the yoke bores.
  4. Attach the second yoke: Slide the second yoke onto the cross, aligning it with the opposite ends of the cross arms. Make sure the yoke is oriented in the correct phase with the first yoke, typically 90 degrees out of phase, allowing for angular displacement.
  5. Secure the yokes: Use the appropriate fastening method to secure the yokes to the shafts. This can include methods such as set screws, clamps, or retaining rings. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and torque specifications for the specific type of universal joint being installed.
  6. Check for smooth operation: After securing the yokes, rotate the connected shafts by hand to check for smooth operation and proper articulation. Ensure that the universal joint moves freely without binding or excessive play. If any issues are detected, double-check the alignment, lubrication, and fastening of the universal joint.
  7. Test under load: If applicable, test the universal joint under the expected load conditions of your application. Monitor its performance and check for any abnormal vibrations, noises, or excessive heat. If any issues arise, re-evaluate the installation and make necessary adjustments or consult with an expert.
  8. Maintenance and lubrication: Regularly inspect and maintain the universal joint as part of your overall system maintenance. Ensure that the joint remains properly lubricated according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Lubrication helps reduce friction, wear, and heat generation, extending the life of the universal joint.

It’s important to note that the installation process may vary depending on the specific type and design of the universal joint, as well as the application requirements. Always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines for the particular universal joint you are installing, as they may provide specific procedures and considerations.

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editor by CX 2024-01-29