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Universal Joints for Motion Control and Robotics

Robotic Joints: The precision you need to keep things in motion

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Belden’s Needle Bearing Universal Joints can attain high angles and operate at a higher RPM than other u-joints, making them perfect for a variety of motion control and robotics applications. With near zero backlash and rigid axial stiffness for push & pull loads, the needle-bearing universal joint is manufactured to meet the highest industry standards for precision. Customization is Belden's specialty - hubs can be machined in alloy steel with a variety of platings, various grades of stainless steel, forgings and extruded aluminum for a high strength-to-weight ratio for robotic joints.



Typical Requirements

  • High precision
  • Minimal backlash
  • High angles of articulation
  • High RPM in continuous operation
  • Special materials
  • A veriety of sizes and configurations

Robotic U Joint Features:


Needle bearing joints

Needle-Bearing u joints for
continuous high precision 

Stainless steel booted joint

Stainless steel and booted u joints
for corrosive environments


PTFE for bootless lubrication

PTFE or Xylon coating
for bootless u joint lubrication


A variety of sizes and configurations including telescoping drive shafts



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