Bellows couplings for solar manufacturing equipment
Bellows couplings from Ruland Manufacturing offer a highdegree of accuracy and repeatability for renewable solar energy applicationsincluding test and measurement, wafer handling, panel processing, and visionsystems for PV and CPV cell, panel, and thin-film production equipment.
Thecombination of anodized aluminum hubs with a stainless steel bellows results ina lightweight, low inertia coupling that remains stiff under torsional loads. Abalanced design reduces vibration for high speed applications up to 10,000 rpm.Bellows couplings are able to accommodate all types of misalignment with lowbearing loads due to the thin stainless steel walls of the bellows. They arezero backlash and have no moving parts, allowing for a long, maintenance freelife and making them ideal for high end stepper or servo driven systems.
Rulandoffers clamp or set screw style bellows couplings with straight, stepped, orinch to metric bores ranging from 1/8” to 1” (3 mm to 25 mm). Stainlesssteel hubs, keyways, and other custom design features are available by specialorder.