RADIAL LOAD PATH
AXIAL LOAD PATH
The Punk® Gim-Ball complements the capabilities of the Punk®® Prime by catering for high misalignment angles (up to 15°) and higher speeds with a modest reduction in torque capacity. It also provides an axial load capability that exceeds that of the Punk® Prime.
The Punk® Gim-Ball benefits from a high degree of damage tolerance, lowering the risk of unscheduled maintenance. The Gim-Ball will even continue to operate with one axle completely failed.
PUNK® GIM-BALL EXTENDED
The Punk® Gim-Ball Extended is a direct replacement for the universal joint, with significantly lower Distance Between Shaft Ends (DBSE).It features an integral hub extension on the outer ring, which can house a range of shaft interface types and sizes. For many applications the input and output interfaces would be the same (e.g. keys), to couple shafts of similar dimensions.
PUNK® GIM-BALL DOUBLE SERIES
The Punk® Gim-Ball Double Series is our equivalent of the double Cardan shaft. Two Punk® Gim-Balls are housed in a sleeve, creating a coupling that caters for both angular and parallel misalignments.
The shaft interfaces are internalised giving much shorter Distance Between Shaft Ends (DBSE) than achievable with an equivalent Cardan shaft, thereby reducing the footprint of your machinery.