20 March 2017

Advantages and disadvantages of clamp coupling

A device for uniting the ends of a shaft by means of conical binding-sleeves, which by longitudinal motion wedge themselves between the shaft ends and an outer cylinder, thus binding the whole together. Let us have a deep insight into the pros and cons of clamp coupling in this article. 

Advantages of clamp coupling :

  • It is easy to assemble and dismantle.
  • It can be easily removed without shifting the shaft in an axial direction.
  • As compared with flange coupling, clamp coupling has small diametral dimensions.

Disadvantages of clamp coupling :

  • Clamp coupling is unsuitable for shock loads.
  • It is necessary to provide a guard for the coupling to comply with the factory regulation act.
  • There is difficulty in the dynamic balancing of the coupling. Therefore, it is not possible to use the clamp coupling for high-speed applications.