How to Install a Beam Coupling

Release Date: October 7, 2010

Step by step procedure of how to install a beam coupling. Watch the video and follow the instructions below. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions on proper coupling installation. Email: techsupport@ruland.com


Installation Instructions

  1. Align both hubs of the coupling on the shafts that are to be joined and determine if the misalignment parameters are within the limits of the coupling.
  2. Using an appropriate torque wrench, tighten the screw(s) of one hub down to the recommended seating torque.
  3. Before tightening the screws on the second hub, rotate the coupling by hand to allow it to reach its free length.
  4. Tighten the second hub on the shaft such that the misalignment angle remains centered along the length of the coupling and the coupling remains axially relaxed.
  5. The shaft(s) may extend into the relieved portion of the bore as long as it does not exceed the shaft penetration length specified under the coupling’s parameters.
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