GWB Cardan Shafts
Our experience with a multitude of cardan shaft applications, gathered over more than 50 years, has made GKN Gelenkwellenbau GmbH a leading manufacturer of cardan shafts for automotive and industrial uses.
A worldwide network of activities and partnerships and belonging to GKN's international group of companies form the basis of our competence.
It is our corporate policy to secure this position in the long-term through technical innovation, quality, reliability and flexibility, thereby maintaining our capability to supply economically efficient, high-performance products in a changing market environment.
Our cardan shafts contain a wide range of products for various spplications, covering a torque range from 2.400 - 15.000.000 Nm.
There are basically two types of cardan shafts which have evolved into a worldwide technology standard. Their main difference lies in the design of the bearing eye.
Closed bearing eye: This is a design used mainly in the commercial vehicles sector and for general mechanical engineering applications (Series 687 and 587).
Split bearing eye: Developed for heavy and super-heavy duty applications, this design (Series 390/392 and 498), provides compact dimensions in conjunction with a maximum torque transmission capability and greatly improved service life, apart from facilitating maintenance and assembly operations.
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