The universal joint has remained fundamentally the same for more than a century. One of CCTY Bearing’s design teams, John Sweetwood and Rich Perlberg, found a way to simplify the design making the movement smoother and stronger. The conception of a square ball made it possible.
A bushing design that experiences frequent start-ups and shut-downs can lead to premature wearing – or even failure. This also happens when a bushing runs too dry, for example when there is a sudden loss of contact lubrication, an aggressive contamination influence or simply an under-designed mating shaft.