Universal Joints for Motion Control and Robotics

The precision you need to keep things in motion

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 control and robotics 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.


Typical Requirements

  • Extreme precision
  • Minimal backlash
  • High angles of articulation
  • High RPM at continuou operations
  • Special materials
  • A veriety of sizes and configurations



Needle-Bearing joints for
high precision over time

Stainless sfteel and booted joints
for corrosive environments


PTFE or Xylon coating
for bootless lubrication

A variety of sizes and configurations



Application Examples: 
  • Medical robotics
  • Delta robots
  • Testing and probing
  • Animatronics
  • 3D motion platforms
  • Antenna positioning



(708) 344-4600
4100 Madison Street
Hillside, IL 60162

Facebook Twitter Youtube