Universal Joints

Universal JointsPerformance of a universal joint is critical for proper life of a drive shaft. At MSI we specify the product to fit your application. From low maintenance to lube for life universal joints we have the size that fits your needs. If your requirement is significantly small or large we have the series that will meet your demands.

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Metric Universal Joints Catalog

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History Behind the Universal Joint

The first known application of the universal joint occurred in China more than 2,000 years ago. The Chinese had invented what we call “gimbals,” a series of interlocking rings within a device that allowed a candle placed in the center to remain upright regardless of the device’s position. Today, gimbals are used to keep ships’… Read more »

Universal Joint Dimensions & Parts Catalog

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Universal Joint Identification Guide

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What is a Universal Joint?

A universal joint is a mechanical device that allows one or more rotating shafts to be linked together, allowing the transmission of torque and/or rotary motion. It also allows for transmission of power between two points that are not in line with each other. Universal joints come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and… Read more »