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Submitted by ralf on Mon, 09/26/2022 - 11:16
Are you trying to get smarter about universal joints but don’t know where to start? Belden Universal has created a curated collection of leading-edge educational content covering the wide variety of universal joints and customizations available to perfectly fit your engineering application.
Submitted by ralf on Wed, 09/14/2022 - 18:20
At Belden Universal, we take pride in the expertise of our application engineers. We work with every customer to spec out the exact u joint needed for their unique application. If you’ve worked with less detail-oriented universal joint suppliers in the past, perhaps you’ve experienced unexpected u joint and driveshaft failures in your equipment.
Submitted by ralf on Tue, 09/13/2022 - 16:17
Hubs can be machined in alloy steel with various platings, various grades of stainless steel, forgings, extruded aluminum for a high strength-to-weight ratio, and other specialized materials as needed. Belden Universal’s high-precision manufacturing processes ensure that each Belden u joint or drive shaft can perform optimally with long life and minimal backlash under challenging application conditions. Find your solution with our precision universal joints.
Submitted by ralf on Tue, 09/06/2022 - 16:39
Belden Universal has you covered with the u-joint boot required for your application! Keeping universal joints fully lubricated reduces friction, wear, and heat generation and can significantly prolong the useful life of the assembly.
Submitted by ralf on Thu, 09/01/2022 - 18:19
Belden Universal relies on innovative approaches throughout its custom solution development, production, and operational processes. Progress through innovation is what sets Belden Universal apart from competitors. Our ability to deliver new solutions results in higher quality products, faster delivery times, and cost savings to you.
Submitted by ralf on Tue, 08/30/2022 - 20:40
Leading global engineers and machine builders across a wide variety of sectors look to Belden Universal to solve their most difficult power transmission challenges. We provide various solutions from standard to custom for all sorts of challenging applications and environments. See if our internally spring-loaded high-strength drive shaft could help you solve your application challenges.
Submitted by ralf on Wed, 08/24/2022 - 18:45
Most customers are familiar with our unique universal joint and drive shaft solutions for complex applications. But did you know that we also offer miniature joints for applications where space is restricted? Our miniature joints have an outside diameter as small as 6 mm and have a standard operational angle of 35 degrees.
Submitted by ralf on Wed, 08/24/2022 - 17:41

Engineers and service managers are often faced with challenges when their universal joints don't perform well against operating criteria. Universal joint customization can address these issues. Innovative engineering modifications to the universal joint can help you overcome various challenges you face in design, and achieve the desired operational results in your application.

Submitted by ralf on Wed, 08/03/2022 - 11:53

If you’re reading this blog, you are probably aware of Belden’s history as a leading manufacturer of engineered universal joints and driveshafts. What may be news to you is that Belden Universal is a highly versatile machine shop capable of producing a wide variety of machined components in our 24 CNC machine tools. We are continuously investing in new equipment, but as of today our machinery includes:

Submitted by ralf on Fri, 07/29/2022 - 16:58
Are you searching for an innovative u joint prototype or driveline solution for a new machine or vehicle in development? Belden Universal would love to help with your R&D project! We have design engineers and highly skilled machinists on staff to help your product development team come up with the most effective and economical solution. Belden will be your ideal partner from prototyping through full production. We have machining cells dedicated to both short-run (1 pc and up) as well as long run (up to 10,000 pcs) production. Does your design need special fixturing or tooling? We have additive manufacturing capabilities in-house to enable quick iteration on fit, form, function, and fixturing. With our versatile CNC turning equipment, we can be your machining partner for components beyond u joints as well. There are many approaches to new universal joint and driveline design, but we would recommend starting with one of our many existing standard products and customizing the hubs and lengths to fit your application. Read on to learn more about various customization options to bring your prototype universal joint or prototype driveshaft to life.