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Marine Universal Joints

Innovative Universal Joints and Drive Shaft Assemblies for Harsh Marine Environments

Harsh marine environments call for corrosion-resistant, easy-to-maintain components.

Belden's stainless steel universal joints and drive shafts provide exceptional corrosion resistance. To keep the moving parts lubricated and free of debris, they can be outfitted with lubricant-retailing boot covers, or with dry-film lubrication.

Our standard stainless steel joints are manufactured with AISI 303 stainless steel yokes and AISI 416 steel pins and blocks. They can be modified with AISI 304, 316, 17-4 and 15-5, to meet specific applications’ requirements. Specialty stainless steel, including super-duplex, is also available for additional strength and corrosion resistance.

Joint diameters range from 1/2 " (13 mm) to 6" (153 mm) with a standard operating angle of 45°.

Specialty drive shafts with various end hub configurations are also available.

Coated joints and drive shafts

Specialty stainless, bronze, booted or dry-lube coated joints and drive shafts


Application Examples: 
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Valve Actuation
  • Opening and Closing