Horizontal Rigid Couplings

Horizontal Rigid Coupling - no spacerCouplingCorp’s Horizontal Rigid Coupling is a simple solution for applications where two horizontal or angled shafts connect with no flexibility. It uses the Anderson Clamp Hub to clamp on to each shaft without the use of keys, tapers, heat or hydraulics.

With our unique horizontal rigid coupling, one-half of the coupling slides onto the driving shaft and clamps into place, the other half clamps onto the driven shaft. Bolt the couplings together to complete the installation process.

Different Horizontal Rigid Coupling Configurations

Sometimes called a ‘muff coupling’, the coupling can be designed so that each shaft is tightened by its set of load screws, or it can be made so that one set of screws tightens both shafts. Solid shaft couplings can accommodate any distance between shaft ends, and for longer distances they can be made with a dropout spacer sleeve. Using the Anderson Clamp Hub can save time during installation and removal because there is no heating involved.

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 Multiple Horizontal Rigid Coupling assemblies
Note: If the application needs a flexible joint, see our Flexible Shaft Coupling section for more information.

Solid shaft couplings can handle any size shaft and virtually any torque requirement. CouplingCorp manufactures rigid couplings that can be used in vertical or horizontal applications.  The can even be used on applications where the shafts are sitting at an angle such as in a typical ship drive. CouplingCorp can also manufacture or provide shafts to go along with the rigid coupling if needed.

They are also capable of running at extremely high speeds. For special applications, solid shaft couplings can be made from many different materials.  Coupling Corp specializes in designing rigid couplings for a variety of applications including ones where spacing between shafts is zero or very large or where shaft sizes are different at each end.  Contact a CouplingCorp engineer to help determine the optimal rigid coupling for your application.