The Tests Show That Falk Steelflex Grid Couplings (left) Are 16x More Durable Than Lovejoy's Grid Coupling (top Right) And 4.7x More Durable Than Dodge's (bottom Right). (Photo: Business Wire)

Recent third party testing proves what the industry has known for decades — there is no substitute for Falk ® Steelflex ® grid couplings. Testing was conducted on Falk Steelflex, Lovejoy and Dodge grid couplings to quantify differences in performance and durability, and understand the affects on coupling performance when one branded part is interchanged with another.
Recent third party testing proves there is no substitute for Falk Steelflex grid couplings. (Photo:  ...

Recent third party testing proves there is no substitute for Falk Steelflex grid couplings. (Photo: Business Wire)

The tests prove Falk Steelflex grid couplings offer the lowest total cost of ownership by standing up to impact loading and misalignment much longer than the competition.

“The tests found that Falk Steelflex grid couplings are 4.7x more durable than Dodge’s grid coupling and 16x more durable than Lovejoy’s,” explained Charlie Kopplin, Global Product Manager, Couplings. “This saves the customer time and money through fewer replacements, less frequent inspections and less hub damage.”

Although Dodge, Lovejoy and other competitors market their grid elements as “fit-for-fit” or interchangeable with Falk Steelflex grid elements, the tests show that doing so will reduce durability by 87.5 percent.

“Our customers have told us for decades that Falk Steelflex is the only grid coupling they can trust to keep their operations running. These tests demonstrate what many of our customers already know — even though many grid couplings look similar, a huge gap in performance remains between brands,” added Kopplin. “Although interchanging parts between coupling brands will transfer torque initially, the durability and performance of the Falk Steelflex coupling will be compromised.”

To learn more about the details of the testing, go to www.rexnord.com/steelflex, and review the updated Falk Steelflex grid coupling page, white papers and brochure.

As the market leader and trusted brand for couplings for more than 80 years, customers have come to depend on Falk Steelflex grid couplings for outstanding value and dependable performance.

About Rexnord Corporation

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rexnord ® is a leading worldwide industrial company comprised of two strategic platforms: Process & Motion Control and Water Management, with approximately 7,400 employees globally. Within our platforms, we serve a diverse array of growing, global end markets by offering the broadest, most reliable product portfolios and trusted brands in our industries.

Within Process & Motion Control, we design, manufacture, market and service specified, highly engineered mechanical components used within complex systems where our customers’ reliability requirements and the cost of failure or downtime are extremely high.

Within Water Management, we design, procure, manufacture and market products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation, in which customers specify our products due to performance, life cycle and project cost, and our service levels.

Additional information about the Company can be found at www.rexnord.com

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