Coupled Pumps

Long-coupled pumps are pumps with a flexible coupling that connects the pump and the motor. This kind of coupling is available either as a basic coupling or as a spacer coupling. If the pump is connected to the motor by a basic coupling, it is necessary to dismount the motor when the pump needs service. Therefore, it is necessary to align the pump upon mounting.

Long-coupled pump with basic coupling

However, with a spacer coupling, the pump can be serviced without removing the motor. This means that the pump does not need to be aligned when it is mounted and the motor can be left in place while servicing the pump. This makes it more convenient and easier to service the pump, and it also reduces the risk of misalignment while installing the pump.

On the other hand, if the pump is fitted with a spacer coupling, it is possible to service the pump without dismounting the motor. Alignment is thus not an issue.

Long-coupled pump with spacer coupling

The long-coupled pump with spacer coupling is a highly efficient and reliable solution for pumping applications. It combines the advantages of a long-coupled pump with the flexibility of a spacer coupling. This makes it a great choice for applications where space is at a premium. The spacer coupling allows the pump to be easily removed and re-installed, making maintenance and servicing much easier. It also reduces vibration and noise, making it a great choice for quieter operations. The long-coupled pump with spacer coupling is a great option for a variety of applications.

Close-coupled pumps can be constructed in the following two ways: Either the pump has the impeller mounted directly on the extended motor shaft or the pump has a standard motor and a rigid or a spacer coupling.

Close-coupled pump with rigid coupling

Different pump coupling types

– Types of pump couplings:
– Rigid Spacer Coupling
– Flex

Pump couplings come in many different types, each offering different features. Rigid spacer couplings, for example, are most often used for applications that require a large amount of torque and movement. The rigid spacer coupling is designed to maintain alignment between the two connected components while allowing for minimal displacement and vibration.

Flex couplings, on the other hand, are designed to absorb misalignment while still providing a secure connection. They are commonly used in applications that require shock absorption and vibration dampening. Both rigid and flex couplings can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and rubber.

Long-coupled pump with flexible coupling

A long-coupled pump with flexible coupling is an efficient and reliable choice for many applications. These pumps are designed with two coupling halves, connected by a flexible coupling. This design allows for greater flexibility in terms of positioning, allowing for the pump to be aligned with the motor, and making it easier to install and service. The flexible coupling also helps to reduce vibration and noise levels, making it a more comfortable and efficient choice. With its reliable performance and long-term durability, a long-coupled pump with flexible coupling is a great choice for many industrial applications.

Basic coupling type
Spacer coupling (option)

Close-coupled pump with rigid coupling

Close-coupled pumps with rigid couplings are a type of centrifugal pump that uses a direct drive connection between the pump and the motor. The motor and the pump are connected directly with a rigid coupling, allowing for a more efficient and reliable operation. This type of pump is more cost-effective than other centrifugal pumps that use belts or other flexible couplings, as the initial cost is lower. As the motor and pump are connected directly, there is no need for additional belts or other components to be replaced, resulting in lower maintenance costs. Close-coupled pumps with rigid couplings are often used in industrial and manufacturing applications where reliability and cost-effectiveness are important factors in the selection process.

Basic coupling type
Spacer coupling (option)