Can my mechanical motor coupling affect the operation of the drive?
Yes, but more as a problem to the entire system including the drive. Here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts: DOs Determine power requirements using both hp and torque to choose the proper diameter core for the application. Use the highest possible rpm to transmit power, thus lowering the torque load on the shaft. Operate the shaft in the largest possible radius, avoiding sharp bends or kinks. Install the shaft properly, letting the casing be straight for several inches beyond the ferrule, clamping it into position whenever possible and avoiding excessive lengths. Always use a means of shaft alignment; mis-alignment causes heat and mechanical breakdown of the coupling. DON’Ts Bend a core into a radius smaller than recommended, even during shipment (if you are an OEM.) Overlook direction of rotation in choosing a core. Use the flexible shaft to support anything – it was not designed to be a handhold or a footrest or a support! Ignore routine maintenance. Speak with your motor or coupling dist