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 Phone: 1-804-342-0004
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TEA Machine Components Inc

Engineering Component & Linear Motion Specialists

 Phone: 1-804-342-0004      Fax: 804-342-0006     Email:

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Jaw (Spider) Couplings

01 Dec 2015
Jaw (Spider) Couplings

Spider jaw type (Spidex) couplings are characterized by high torque capacity, light weight and low mass moments of inertia.

Spider couplings are torsionally flexible and designed for positive torque transmission, and they are fail-safe. Operational vibrations and shocks are efficiently dampened and reduced, and two congruent coupling halves with concave claws on the inside are peripherally offset in relation to one another by half a pitch. They are designed to enable an involute spider to be located between them.

These couplings are capable of compensating for axial, radial and angular displacements of the shafts that are connected. The maximum torsion angle amounts to 5°, and they can be fitted, both horizontally and vertically.

These coupling are customized to each application for our customers, below are the options available to you.

Design Type: “A” Hub- Tapered Hub / “B” Hub- Straight Hub

Materials for Hubs: Powdered Metal, Aluminum, Steel, and Cast Iron

Sizes: from 14 - 180

Optional keyways and set screws available

Bores: Most available in solid, rough stock bore (dimple) or a minimum and maximum depending on your application.

Spider Material: Polyurethane
Spider Colors and Uses:

                                Yellow:   92 Shore- General and Hydraulic Applications

                                Red:       95/98 Shore- High Torque Requirements

                                Blue:      80 Shore- Good Dampening properties

                                Green:    64 Shore – High Humidity Environments




  1. Type of Hub- “A” or ”B” Hub
  2. What Material?
  3. What Size?
  4. If a keyway and/or a setscrew is needed?
  5. What the bore size is for each coupling hub?
  6. What color insert you need?

Spiral Bevel Gearboxes

17 Nov 2015
Spiral Bevel Gearboxes

Spiral Bevel Gearboxes

DZ, BG & TK Spiral Bevel Gearboxes are manufactured to meet design requirements for transmission of rotary motion and power between 90° angle shafts. The DZ Spiral Bevel Gearboxes have single-piece aluminium alloy housing; nickel chrome steel gears with case-hardened teeth and steel shafts with large bearings. Shaft sizes range from 8mm to 35mm, with a maximum input power of 15kW at a speed of 3000rpm.
The BG Spiral Bevel Gearboxes have cast iron housing and gears made from case hardened alloy steel, tempered and lapped to the exact mounting position. Input and output shafts are hardened tempered steel. Shafts from 12mm to 75mm capable of input power up to 265kW and speeds of 3000rpm are available. The configurations available are speed reduction; speed increaser, counter rotating, hollow shaft, multi shaft; motor, flange adaptor, disengaging and co-axial reversing models.

The TK Spiral Bevel Gearboxes are manufactured entirely from AISI 304 stainless steel. The electro polished surface is ideal for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Available in 3 different sizes their shafts from 9mm to 20mm. These are capable of an input power up to 5.5kW and speeds of 1400rpm.

If customers criteria cannot be met using the above spiral bevel gearboxes, individual straight bevel gears are also available in steel, stainless steel or plastic. 

Spline Shafts and Bushings!!!!

28 Sep 2015
Spline Shafts and Bushings!!!!

We offer metric spline shafts and bushings designed for applications in mechanical engineering.   Designed to transfer high transmission torques from shafts to gears, pulleys and other components, or to couple two shafts together economically and efficiently, the spline shafts and bushings are manufactured from high quality materials to DIN ISO standards and are available in C45 cold drawn, unhardened carbon steel in standard lengths up to 6000mm.   Since the splines permit sliding between mating members in the axial direction, by press-fitting a spline bushing into a component such as a gear or belt pulley, the component can be shifted axially as desired even during rotation. Such splined components can transmit much higher torques when retained by means of set screws or keyways.    Key features of the spline shafts and bushings: