RL HUDSON SUCCESS STORIES
The proposed design was modeled using Pro/E® solid modeling software.
The design was tested using Abaqus® Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software.
A manufacturer of lawn and garden equipment asked us to develop a flexible coupling that would connect a small diesel engine to a hydraulic pump.
Using extensive FEA analyses to optimize the rubber geometry, RL Hudson engineers designed a unique torsional coupling consisting of rubber molded over aluminum inserts and steel shims that combine to provide high torsional stiffness while accommodating angular misalignment. Our material development team created a special fatigue-resistant rubber compound and a robust rubber-to-metal bonding process to ensure that the couplings would provide long service life.
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