clamping coupling

clamping coupling

[′klamp·iŋ ‚kəp·liŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
A coupling with a split cylindrical element which clamps the shaft ends together by direct compression, through bolts or rings, and by the wedge action of conical sections; not considered a permanent part of the shaft.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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