The ESCO gear couplings is a torsionally rigid, grease-filled coupling consisting of two hubs with external Multicrown gear teeth, and two flanged sleeves with straight internal teeth. The flanged sleeves are bolted together with high strength corrosion protected fitted bolts and nuts. The sleeve is at the opposite side of the flange executed with an endcap (internal for small and screwed for big size couplings) in which the o-ring is located for sealing purposes. The ESCO gear coupling has been designed to transmit the torque between these two flanges through friction, avoiding fretting corrosion between these faces.

ESCO F series

The teeth of the hub and sleeve are continuously in contact with each other and have been designed with the necessary backlash to accommodate angular, parallel and axial misalignment within their misalignment capacity.

The angular and parallel misalignment capacity is determined by the gear tooth design, and is for the standard ESCO gear max. 1.5° degrees (2 x 0.75°) in total. The axial misalignment capacity is limited by the gear teeth length in the sleeve and can be varied (optionally).

Gear couplings are generally made from carbon steel Ck45 (AISI 1040). For higher torque capacities, within the same coupling dimensions, a higher alloy steel like 42CrMo4QT can be used (optionally).

Parallel misalignment can only be accommodated by double engagement type couplings. The ESCOGEAR F series is robust and reliable.

It is ideal for meeting the specific requirements of various rotating equipment machines in all kinds of industries, with torque up to 5,040,000 Nm and bore capacity of 1,130mm.

ESCO Multicrown tooth profile

Lower stresses

The ESCO Multicrown tooth form is a curve with constantly changing radii of curvature. The tooth contact area under misaligned conditions has a much larger radius of curvature than conventional crowning. The contact area therefore is larger thus reducing the surface stresses.

Constant velocity power transmission

ESCO generates the ESCO Multicrown tooth in such a way that the necessary characteristics for homokinetic conjugate tooth action are perfectly achieved.

Less backlash

The ESCO Multicrown tooth design requires less backlash for a given angle of misalignment than the conventional crowning, thus reducing shocks in reversing application.

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