Smooth Flow of Power


Schmidt Couplings

Schmidt offset couplings enable a variable parallel offset between two shafts. They are adaptable to wide variations in radial displacement while running under load.
Invented in the early 1960s by Richard Schmidt, and added to the Zero-Max line of flexible shaft couplings in 1984, Schmidt couplings were originally developed under commission from NASA for use in propulsion systems for rockets in zero-gravity environments.


Schmidt Couplings

Standard S series:
Symbiosis of performance, compact design and generous offset capacity.
Bore diameter up to 80mm.
Torque 44 – 2.875Nm.

Power Plus P series:
More Torque transmission while retaining compact design.
Bore diameter up to 95mm.
Torque – 44 – 6.610Nm.
Offset Plus V series:

Extreme parallel shaft offset while retaining compact design.
Bore diameter up to 80mm.
Torque – 44 – 3.830Nm.

Smooth Flow of Power


Schmidt Couplings

Schmidt Offset Shaft Couplings offer great flexibility in shaft displacement while maintaining undisturbed power transmission at constant angular velocity.

The Offset Couplings provide a smooth flow of power for maximum product quality. And, unlike universal joints, there is no performance loss by increasing shaft offset.

Offset can be changed during operation

The radial offset is arbitrarily and continuously variable during operation and under load within the respective permissible Ausschwenkbereiches. The synchronization of input and output is always guaranteed.

Precise and compact

The clutch works with three discs and two link levels. This ensures compactness and a torsionally rigid work.

The additional use of precision needle bearings in the coupling links ensures precise torque transmission.

Reaction forces free

Shaft misalignments compensates for the Schmidt clutch without restoring forces and thus without bearing loads.

Dynamically balanced

The Schmidt clutch is a dynamically balanced system. Radial vibrations are absorbed by the coupling.

Standard S series

Power Plus P series


Offset Plus V series