New ABB Dodge® Raptor coupling extends driven equipment life

2016-11-02 - This coupling’s patented split rubber element allows for easy assembly, reduced maintenance, and significantly decreases total costs.
ABB introduces the Dodge Raptor coupling that features patented WingLockTM technology, a finite-element optimized winged elastomeric design that provides longer driven equipment life and increased reliability.

WingLock technology increases surface area at the most critical regions of the element, resulting in higher bond strength, improved fatigue resistance, and up to 5.9x longer life than competitive urethane designs.

A non-lubricated flexible natural rubber element yields up to 50% lower stiffness, resulting in improved vibration damping, and industry leading misalignment capabilities. For reduced maintenance, the Raptor offers a split element for easy installation and replacement without moving or re-aligning connected equipment.

“Slotted clamp ring holes offer 187% extra clearance for mounting hardware, resulting in a noticeably easier installation,” explains Matt Wolford, Product Manager for Dodge couplings. “Raptor is also designed for drop-in interchangeability, ensuring this coupling works in many existing applications without any modifications. Plus, the Raptor is backed by an industry leading 5-year warranty, even when used with competitor’s components.”

Suitable for a broad range of industrial applications, Raptor is offered with Armored Elements for extra protection in extreme environments. Raptor couplings are also third-party ATEX Certified for use in hazardous environments. This new coupling can be integrated with ABB’s ATEX Certified motor-drive combination to create a power transmission package ideal for applications where equipment is used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Available in close-coupled and spacer designs for a wide range of ANSI and ISO shaft gaps, Raptor couplings are offered with finished bore or Taper-Lock bushed hubs with bore sizes up to 229 mm and a torque range up to 38,438 Nm.

About ABB

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. For more than four decades, ABB is writing the future of industrial digitalization. With more than 70 million devices connected through its installed base of more than 70,000 control systems across all customer segments, ABB is ideally positioned to benefit from the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolution. With a heritage of more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

Suitable for a broad range of industrial applications, Raptor is offered with Armored Elements for extra protection in extreme environments.