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Francis and Francis appointed distributor for Inkoma couplings in the UK and Eire

11 March 2011

The power transmission Division of Francis and Francis has been appointed main dealer covering the UK and Eire, for the full range of Inkoma Maschinenbau flexible couplings. These include the PK Offset and LFK Lineflex, plus IFK/IFE Inkoflex, KSO Oldham-type, KWK Inkocross and EFK, EFG and EFL Elaflex ‘Spider’ couplings. Both the PK and Lineflex ranges are fundamentally similar to, and thus interchangeable with, Schmidt offset and Semiflex couplings.

While the Schmidt coupling is only able to tolerate axial misalignments of up to 1mm, the Inkoma design, with its more conventional cylindrical housing needle bearings with axially captivated, headed drive pins, offers an axial flexibility of up to +/-2mm. This addditional axial tolerance has been proven to provide a substantially extended operating life following extensive trials by a major converting process client, who had previously been sufferring from frequent coupling failures.
 
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