August 2014

Precisely what you need to be a cut above the rest

Belden is consistently designing new and innovative products for the woodworking industry. Belden’s line of high-strength Universal Joints are made to handle the extreme operating conditions found throughout the industry in applications like drilling and tapping. Joints and complete shaft assemblies are manufactured from aircraft-quality alloy steel and can be booted to keep out dust and debris. These universal joints are engineered for quick installation and long life to maximize up-time for your operations.

Typische Anwendungen: 
  • Drilling and tapping
  • Other woodwking-related applications

Stiff bearing & heat resistant joints for the textile industry

Belden’s Needle Bearing Universal Joints fit the mechanical linkage needs of multiple applications, including those in the textile industry. Needle bearing universal joints are sealed and lubricated cross & bearing type joints with rigid axial stiffness for push & pull loads. This design is ideal for handling the rotation and axial load of yarn at the end of a spindle. In addition, Belden’s pin and block style universal joints are well suited for high heat applications - e.g. where a joint is used right next to a hot polymer pump. These Belden Universal Joints are packed with high temperature lubricant to enhance operating life.

Typische Anwendungen: 
  • Multiple textile applications
  • High heat applications

Steering Your Design in the Right Direction

Belden specializes in the design and manufacturing of steering and shift linkage components and drive shaft assemblies, Our products are used in various specialty vehicle applications — from race cars to boats and industrial vehicles.

For the racing industry, Belden has developed steering and shift linkage solutions focused on cross and needle bearing design. Needle bearing universal joints are preferred for race car applications because they deliver rigid axial stiffness for push/pull loads and feature high-strength alloy steel yokes with permanently sealed drawn cup needle bearings and a forged cross. Steering and shift linkage solutions for race cars are available in a variety of hub materials including: stainless steel, forged steel, extruded aluminum and alloy—with or with out plating.

For light-duty and recreational vehicles, Belden custom manufactures steering assemblies based on the type of vehicle and the manufacturer’s strict guidelines. These customers include manufacturers of electric cars, golf carts, passenger vehicles, ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles), industrial maintenance vehicles and utility trucks.

For specialty automobiles, Belden provides custom steering and shift linkage components to meet and exceed the critical standards of each individual OEM. The joint and drive shaft assemblies are engineered to exact specifications in various grades of stainless steel, plated alloys, forgings and aluminum for high strength-to-weight ratios. Using state-of-the-art multiple axis CNC machinery and engineering systems technology, Belden delivers high-strength, light-weight steering components to the automotive market.

Typische Anwendungen: 
  • Steering assemblies
  • Light-duty and recreational vehicles
  • Racing

Precisely what you need to keep things moving

Belden’s Needle Bearing Universal Joints can attain high angles and operate at a higher RPM than other joints, making them perfect for a variety of motion simulation applications. With near zero backlash and rigid axial stiffness for push & pull loads, the needle bearing universal joint is manufactured to meet the highest industry standards. Customization is our specialty - hubs can be machined in alloy steel with a variety of platings, various grades of stainless steel, forgings and extruded aluminum for a high strength-to-weight ratio.

Precisely what you need for mission-critical applications

Our universal joints and drive shafts are designed to deliver against the most stringent specifications and withstand the harshest operational environments.


Military Standard Universal Joints

  • Belden one of few certified MS2027x, QPL listed universal joint manufacturers
  • Extensive range of tests in government approved labs
  • Products meet or exceed MIL-J6193 specifications
  • When measured against stringent quality controls, MS products can be deployed in aerospace applications

Armored Fighting Vehicles

A special drive shaft connects the engine directly with the compressor of the climate control system. Quick and easy removal and installation is guaranteed by custom design.


Heavy-Duty Series


Light-Duty Series

Typische Anwendungen: 
  • Turret Operation
  • Missile Launch Mechanisms
  • Control and Shift Linkeage 
  • Aircraft Applications
  • Fuel Conrol
  • Cooling Systems
  • Remote Robotic Arm Control 
  • Motion Simulation
  • Auxillary Systems
  • Hinges and Latches
  • Testing and more

Precisely what you need for your most industrious applications

Belden's high-quality precision steering joints are purpose-designed to accommodate the stringent space and weight requirements of industrial utility vehicles.

As opposed to commonly used pin & block (friction bearing) joints, Belden's cross & bearing components provide higher precision, reduced play and long-lasting performance over time.

We can provide universal joints in a variety of materials, including plated steel, forged and even aluminum extruded hubs for a high strength-to-weight ratio.

Typische Anwendungen: 
  • Sweeers and cleaners
  • Mowers
  • Off-highway vehicles
  • Lift trucks
  • Golf carts
  • Airport support vehicles

Versatile and Durable Universal Joints for Food Production Environments

One of Belden's prime specialties is to deliver custom universal joint solutions for food processing equipment. Our design and production teams carefully select the most appropriate materials and configurations for each unique application. Corrosion-resistant stainless joints, high-speed and easy-change drive shafts, protective boots, low backlash are just a few of the requirements we regularly cater to.


Belden Universal Joints Deliver

  • A Variety of Hub Configurations
  • Percise Positioning at High RPM
  • Near Zero Backlash
  • Extended Life Time
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Easy Maintenance
  • FDA Approved Lubricants
  • Wide Array of Materials and Coating


Typische Anwendungen: 
  • Pick & Place Robots
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream Pumps
  • Food Conveyors
  • Meat Slicers
  • Dough Mixers
  • Bottle Fillers& Cappers
  • Shrink Wrappers
  • Bag Fillers
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Universal Joints and Spindles for Drilling and Tapping Equipment

Belden Universal develops needle-bearing universal joints for continuous, high-RPM applications, or high-strength pin and block style universal joints for high-torque requirements. A variety of materials, surface finishes, bore sizes and bore configurations are available as single and double jonts or telescopic drive shafts for quick change-overs.

Typische Anwendungen: 
  • Simple Drilling & Tapping Machines
  • NATCO, Commander, ETTCO, Jarvis, Johnson, U.S. Drill, Deka Drills, etc.

Universal Joint Solutions for Agricultural Machinery

Belden serves the agricultural market as a leading supplier of universal joints and complete drive shaft assemblies for many different types of equipment, including tractors, mowers, power rakes and cultivating machinery. Belden has developed universal joints from machined steel, forgings and extruded aluminum for a high strength-to-weight ratio. Needle bearing and pin and block designs are available for various applications, from steering to joystick and linkage. Universal joints can be plated and booted to combat corrosion and harsh operating environments. When it comes to agricultural applications, Belden is committed to providing reliable universal joints, designed to fit our customer’s exact application specifications.

Typische Anwendungen: 
  • Watering Systems
  • Crop Sprayers
  • Agricultural Robots
  • Animal Stock Care
  • Vehicle Steering







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