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Due to outdoor exposure, the yokes of this 2” OD single universal joint were manufactured from corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel. The pins & blocks were machined from to aluminum-bronze, a material that is highly suitable for friction reduction, in addition to its corrosion resistant properties.

This telescoping alloy-steel drive shaft was designed with high-strength construction to handle higher torque loads. The hubs have been heat-treated for increased strength. For additional durability, the ends were outfitted with 'blind bores' to a specified depth, rather than fully through-machined. The shaft is internally spring loaded, in order to accommodate an oversized hex shaft, and to keep the components confined to the shaft.

This exceptional drive shaft features a carefully designed spring loading function, built into the hex shaft. The hex shaft is integral to its inbound yoke, meaning, the yoke and hex shaft are machined from one continuous piece of material. The hub bores are blind. Yokes are manufactured from AISI 4142 alloy steel; the pins and blocks are made from AISI 8620 alloy steel. The joints as well as the hex shaft are outfitted with Nitrile lubricant-retaining boots.

This 2.5” OD universal joint was customized with a flange connection and a mating part to suit mounting and installation requirements. A lubrication distribution system and fittings were added for re-lubrication after washdowns. Belden has designed special pins and fittings that aid the distribution of the lubricant to each plain bearing.