Flender mechanical power transmission railway couplings available from jbj Techniques Limited

Flender rail couplings create reliable connections for locomotives and streetcars. With state-of-the-art technology and high-precision workmanship, they have been successfully used in thousands of vehicles around the world. Our standard range contains solutions for most drive train tasks; customized products are also available in specific cases. Flender cardan couplings from theGKGseries. Flender GKG cardan couplings are elastic, double-jointed output couplings used to compensate for primary suspension misalignments in the bogie with full torque trans-mission between the gear unit and the powered wheel set shaft. The coupling parts can be individually installed on the gear unit and wheel set shaft. By screwing the brackets onto the spherical bearing pins, the coupling can be installed simply using standard tools. The spacer automatically centres itself. The self-calibrated spherical bearings come pre-installed into the coupling parts. The spherical rubber elements are protected and have a long service life of up to one million kilometres of vehicle travel. They permit very large shaft displacements and allow major misalignments between the axle and the gear unit. The restoring forces that occur here are also very low. The fields of application are street-cars and locomotives. 7 www.jbj.co.uk/couplings.html#flender