Couplings Tool Generates 3-D CAD DataCouplings Tool Generates 3-D CAD Data
July 17, 2003
Originally Published MPMN July 2003
Couplings Tool Generates 3-D CAD Data
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A new on-line tool translates raw data on flexible couplings into usable CAD drawings. The Configurator from Lovejoy Inc. (Downers Grove, IL) can be accessed at www.lovejoy-inc.com.
The database stores data on more than 200,000 couplings used in power-transmission applications. Configurable curved-jaw, torsional-LM, and disc couplings are available in engineering CAD drawings on the site. More styles are being added. The tool accepts both inch and metric data, and computes parameters such as torque. "While the company actively partners with customers on product engineering, the Configurator offers our customers an easy, interactive consultation," says president Michael Hennessy. "Often, it provides a final solution for their coupling requirements."
The drawings can be downloaded and e-mailed to colleagues. They can be saved and recalled at a later session. Definitions of coupling styles are provided, as are custom configurations of selected types. A software package is required to manipulate the 3-D models.
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