Square Ball Universal Joint™ White Paper Released
The whitepaper detailing how the new Square Ball Universal Joint compares to the conventional version is now available.
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Square Ball Universal Joint™ White Paper Released

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.

CCTY Bearing has released an overview of the Square Ball Universal JointTM. The white paper compares it to a conventional u-joint while detailing:

  • Design
  • Assembly
  • Seals and Grease
  • Fretting

The Square Ball Universal Joint outperforms a conventional u-joint in a broad range of applications; the white paper focuses primarily on steering applications in commercial and autonomous vehicles.

The smooth rotation and simplified design increases reliability and performance needed for steering. The benefits include:

  • More consistent and lower starting torque values that range between 0-0.025 N·m at operating angles of 0-25 degrees.
  • Precise movement transfer and minimized tolerance stackup due to fewer parts.
  • Larger grease volumes which are more resistant to contaminant saturation.
  • Elimination of line fretting leading to premature part failure resulting in vehicle down time and service repair costs.
  • An external seal free of frictional wear.

 >>>See the Square Ball Universal Joint in motion.<<<

The conventional u-joint has been virtually unchanged for 100 years. By incorporating a square ball, the revamped design is smoother and stronger than its outdated predecessor. Test results are forthcoming and will be shared in later this year.