The Elastomeric coupling EK1 the R + W is now in the series 2500, 4500 and 9500 available for torques up 25.000 Nm. For the new series of the elastomer insert was segmented, resulting in a relief of the clutch assembly and maintenance;. The segments are available in two versions, Shore hardness 98 Sh A, or 64 Sh D, depending on whether better damping properties, or higher are required to be transmitted torque.
Another innovation is that the connection to shafts with diameters 30 to 170 mm in addition to the standard feather key is now also possible with an optional wedge. This increases the bearing component of the connection and relieves the load on the shaft and the hub. It increases the security. The new EK1 series offer a cost-effective alternative for applications in which the properties of an elastomer coupling at very high torques are required.