Where to buy Oldham couplers in Canada?
Hey guys...just read John S thread about his CNC rotary table. I'm building a similar mount system but didn't even think of a coupler til I read it.
Anyone know who'd sell these couplers in Canada?
I did not see the thread of John Steveenson's that you refer to but if you are refering to flexible couplings like the Lovejoy type, you should be able to obtain them from a local industrial power transmission supply store.If you can't find them locally then try these guys in Calgary....http://www.transmissionsupplies.com/products.htm if they don't have it I'm sure they will know who does.
Make some yourself from some bits of aluminum, some red heater hose and a few set screws etc.
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Have a look here at this link to ODG.
They have a section on what size.
You can buy these through Kinecor in Canada.
There should be a branch out your way.
There is a branch in Alberta for sure
Thayre just up the roads from me. I bought a Argo years ago, Happy when i got it and just extremely overjoyed when i finally got rid of it.
Thanks guys! So I'm betting Kaman Bearing or BC Bearing would cover them as well.
Evan...I thought of several ideas like that. Was also going to use some UHMW that I have to copy an Oldham. The UHMW is prolly too hard though.
I wonder how long the heater hose would last before it blew and I'd get antifreeze all over my shop
Raeside Equip. Kaman, BC Bearing, (as you already said), maybe even your local Lordco branch if they have much of an industrial supply section. (Is Cranbrook close ? They should have a power transmission & bearing supplier there, what with the pulp mill....) Otherwise, any larger supply house in Calgary or Vancouver & do the mail order thing....
Raeside has always had a better stock of rubber flex couplings, eg. Woods type, than the "bearing" suppliers. (I use them on circulating pumps.)
Stock Drive Products & Raeside also sell rubber spider couplings, if they are of any use. (Think of a dog clutch with a rubber or urethane element in between.)
For small shaft sizes, (motors of about 1/6 HP) furnace oil burners use a cheap rubber flex coupling. I have lots that I'll probably never use, since oil heat is dying out in town here.
Hope that helps.
Thanks for the info Rick!
Originally Posted by ****s42000
Ha...I just phoned the local Lordco and told them what I was looking for.
True to form..I got "Huh"