Suitable for a broad range of industrial applications, the Dodge® Raptor coupling product line from Baldor Electric Company has been expanded. It is now designed to deliver up to 5.9x longer coupling life and to include sizes E100, E120, and E140 with a maximum torque rating of 340, 340 in-lb.
The Dodge Raptor coupling utilizes patented WingLock™ technology, an optimized elastomeric element designed to provide longer driven equipment life and increased reliability. The coupling features a natural rubber flexible element that makes it static conductive for grounding redundancy, allowing current to safely pass through the natural rubber element and preventing the possibility of arcing during operation. The non-lubricated natural rubber element also offers significantly more flexibility than urethane designs.
Furthermore, the Raptor’s natural rubber element has superior heat dissipating capabilities versus competitive urethane elements. Additionally, the Raptor has a lower angular stiffness, allowing it to be more forgiving in misaligned conditions. These two features combined allow the Dodge Raptor to offer better misalignment capabilities. The Raptor provides accommodation of shaft misalignment during installation, operation and replacement.