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craftech
11-21-2004, 07:32 PM
Hello i was wondering if i need flexible shaft couplers from the motor to the lead screw if both ends are suported on pillow block bearings the longest screw would be 30 inches
Thanks

buscht
11-29-2004, 09:59 AM
I suppose it depends on how accurate your machining and mountings are. I always use flexible couplers as it makes this part of the job easier.

ger21
11-29-2004, 10:06 AM
If the alignment is not absolutely perfect, you could have some binding with out them. Flexible couplers allow for slight misalignment.

craftech
11-29-2004, 10:26 AM
Hey thanks Guys i will instal them for sure .