A cardan shaft allows the transfer of motion between concurrent shafts through varying angles. The angle between the axes of the input and output shafts is said to be the deflection angle of the cardan shaft. The possibility to achieve deflection angles with cardan shafts is due to its construction using drive elements including bearing mounted cross pieces mounted within drive yokes. These components are the at the heart of the transmission and their correct function and successful selection of a cardan shaft depends on the following transmission criteria:
- Torque and speed
- Changing distance between power input and output
- Changing angle between power input and output
All this is permanently elapsed by shocks, resulting in vibrations and additional torsion forces. Based on these extreme conditions of operation, considerable power is arising, being consumed partly by the propshaft on its own, partly by the drive elements combining it. These high pressures and difficult operating conditions are demanding high standards to the driveshaft. At the same time, many power transmission applications are solved easily and costconsciously by the use of cardan shafts.
Our cardan shafts offer excellent operational safety, high service life and low running costs for an optimally adapted range of product series from XA to XS. Especially in the heavy duty field EPR Cardan shafts are the right choice for difficult and severe requirements due to the following construction features:
- One piece yoke design
- Highest degree of strength and minimum distortion under load
- Perfect planning and realization of the single members
- Highest load capacity of the Universal Joint
- Suitable material selection and treatment
- Optimal weldings
Our cardan shafts are tailor-made according to the individual requests of the customers. For XB series we have introduced a new solution for high speed rotations as standard from dimension XB180 up to XB315. The shafts welded by specialists will be checked with an ultrasonic test machine and dynamically balanced according to grade G 16 of the standard DIN ISO 1940, we can balance to sharper grades on demand. After that, they are lubricated depending on the request of the customer and of the field of application and finally they will be painted. The final result will be always best quality cardan shafts.