New ABB Dodge Raptor coupling

ABB has introduced the new Dodge Raptor coupling that features patented WingLock technology. The company said the finite-element optimised winged elastomeric design provides longer driven equipment life and increased reliability
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The ABB Dodge Raptor coupling

Staff reporter

WingLock technology increases surface area at the most critical regions of the element, resulting in higher bond strength, improved fatigue resistance and, ABB claims, up to 5.9 times longer life than competitive urethane designs. 

A non-lubricated flexible natural rubber element yields up to 50% lower stiffness, resulting in improved vibration damping, and industry leading misalignment capabilities. For reduced maintenance, the Raptor offers a split element for easy installation and replacement without moving or re-aligning connected equipment.

“Slotted clamp ring holes offer 187% extra clearance for mounting hardware, resulting in a noticeably easier installation,” explained Matt Wolford, product manager for Dodge couplings. “Raptor is also designed for drop-in interchangeability, ensuring this coupling works in many existing applications without any modifications.  Plus, the Raptor is backed by a five-year warranty, even when used with competitor’s components.”

Suitable for a broad range of industrial applications, Raptor is offered with Armored Elements for extra protection in extreme environments.  Raptor couplings are also third-party ATEX Certified for use in hazardous environments.