Oldham Coupling

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A disk with perpendicular grooves on opposite faces is placed between two shafts. Each shaft has a tongue that fits into the grooves of the disk. This arrangement is used in the Oldham coupling for transferring torque between two parallel but noncollinear shafts.

Contributed by: Sándor Kabai (March 2011)
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For more information, see the Oldham coupler entry on Wikipedia.

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