Universal joints have remained virtually unchanged for a century. The new approach from CCTY Bearing Company simplifies the design by replacing many central components with one – a square ball.
Square Ball Universal Joint™ White Paper Released
The novelty of a square ball can raise a few eyebrows. When it smoothly oscillates in a universal joint, mechanical engineers want more details.
Deskside Chats: Universal Joints (Video)
Bearing manufacturers have a number of skilled engineers on staff – along with people who have been in the industry for decades. One of the great things about having these folks as coworkers is the way that they are able to explain complex concepts.
Lip or Boot: Universal Joint Seal Selection
Grease is what keeps moving parts in motion. Traditionally, u-joints are outfitted with lip seals to help retain the grease. The lip seal also allows for regreasing and usually acts as a barrier to prevent contaminants like dirt and moisture from getting into the unit.
Get Ready for a Fight: U-Joints vs. Square Ball
Wondering how the Square Ball Universal Joint compares to traditional ujoints? This side-by-side comparison walks though the differences between the two designs.
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Ask a Design Engineer: Square Ball U-Joint
A recent LinkedIn question was posed regarding the Square Ball Universal JointTM and its mechanics. John Sweetwood, the bearing’s co-designer, answers the questions regarding pins, seals and cost in this post.
The Power of a Square Ball U-Joint
The universal joint has remained fundamentally the same for more than a century. One of CCTY Bearing Company’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.