Universal Joints

Curtis Universal Joint Co.

 

Solid

If your application requires a universal joint that can run at high speeds with large offset angles for extended periods of time, we recommend the use of needle bearing type joints. Needle bearing universal joints are suited for high speed applications. They are manufactured with tight component part tolerancing and require no maintenance as they are lubricated for life. They offer high efficiency, silent running and low friction. The permissible rpm is higher than for those with friction bearings, but is still dependent on the load, duration of use as well as the angular displacement. Ideal applications allow speeds of up to 4000 rpm. See joint selection guide below to determine proper universal joint diameter for application.

Bored

If your application requires a universal joint that can run at high speeds with large offset angles for extended periods of time, we recommend the use of needle bearing type joints. Needle bearing universal joints are suited for high speed applications. They are manufactured with tight component part tolerancing and require no maintenance as they are lubricated for life. They offer high efficiency, silent running and low friction. The permissible rpm is higher than for those with friction bearings, but is still dependent on the load, duration of use as well as the angular displacement. Ideal applications allow speeds of up to 4000 rpm. See joint selection guide below to determine proper universal joint diameter for application.

Double

If your application requires a universal joint that can run at high speeds with large offset angles for extended periods of time, we recommend the use of needle bearing type joints. Needle bearing universal joints are suited for high speed applications. They are manufactured with tight component part tolerancing and require no maintenance as they are lubricated for life. They offer high efficiency, silent running and low friction. The permissible rpm is higher than for those with friction bearings, but is still dependent on the load, duration of use as well as the angular displacement. Ideal applications allow speeds of up to 4000 rpm. See joint selection guide below to determine proper universal joint diameter for application.

Steel “Pin & Block”

Your OEM application may be more suitable for a moderate to low torque joint in our block and pin style or high torque in the cross and bearing design made by one of our Asian affiliates. Manufactured to our exacting quality standards, these universal joints are often substantially lower priced than a domestically produced universal joint.