GN 2242

Bore codes

  • Type B: without keyway
  • Type K: with keyway (from d1 = 20)


Aluminum AL

anodized, natural color


Plastic (Polyacetal POM) KU

temperature resistant up to 80 °C

Socket cap screws DIN 912

Steel, blackened

Temperature range: -20 °C up to +80 °C

Oldham couplings GN 2242 can compensate for large lateral shaft misalignments while transmitting high torques. As a result, they are used in applications with a focus on pure torque and power transmission associated with high lateral shaft misalignments.

The clamping hubs and simple plug-in installation make oldham couplings very easy to assemble. They are suitable for a diverse range of applications and are used in general machine construction in packaging machines and pumps.

With the bore code K, the keyway is always integrated into both bores d2 and d3.

  • Keyway P9 DIN 6885 
  • ISO-Fundamental Tolerances 
  • Plastic characteristics 

d1Rated torque in Nm*Max. torque in NmMax. speed (min-1)Moment of inertia in kgm2Static torsional stiffness in Nm/radMax. shaft misalignment
lateral in mmangular in ˚
121252.0006.6 x 10-86013 x 10-78013
203.26.431.0008.0 x 10-71201.23
30153021.0005.2 x 10-653023
38285616.0001.5 x 10-515002.53

* Load fluctuations are not taken into account

If the ambient temperature is greater than 30 °C, the rated torque and the maximum torque must be adjusted using the temperature correction factors.

Ambient temperatureTemperature correction factor
-20 °C up to +30 °C1
+30 °C up to +40 °C0.8
+40 °C up to +60 °C0.7
+60 °C up to +80 °C0.55

Like all mechanical parts, shafts are subjected to manufacturing and assembly tolerances that generally cannot be entirely eliminated even with extensive technical measures. If these deviations are not taken into account in the design, the result can be vibrations, running noises, and wear or damage to the shafts and their bearings. Suitable couplings not only are able to effectively compensate for misalignment and runout errors, they also greatly simplify the assembly process, thereby reducing the overall labor required. Shaft misalignment and runout errors can vary in nature and should always be taken into consideration when selecting the appropriate coupling.

Error typeMisalignment diagram
Lateral: The axes of the shafts are in fact parallel, but they are offset laterally and do not line up.____logo__2240-BL-36192-0__
Angular: The axes of the shafts do not lie in the same plane, they meet at a certain angle.____logo__2240-BL-36663-0__
Axial: The shafts move axially along the axis of rotation.____logo__2240-BL-36669-0__
Runout: The shafts move radially out of the center of the axis of rotation.____logo__2240-BL-36671-0__

For correct fastening of the coupling hubs, the shaft must be installed according to the recommended shaft insertion depth l2. The shaft insertion depth l2 is specified in the standard sheet of the respective coupling. If the insertion depth is too low, the shaft could slip out of the coupling, or the clamping hub could break. If the shaft is inserted too far, this can cause interference within the coupling, leading to damage.


The diagrams show the change in static torsional stiffness within the permissible operating temperature range, under the assumption that the static torsional stiffness at 20 °C is 100 percent. The torsional stiffness of the couplings decreases with increasing temperature.


When the shaft ends are installed in eccentric arrangements, the coupling constantly attempts to return to its neutral position. The resulting force is referred to as restoring force. If the couplings are installed with the lowest possible eccentricity, the resulting restoring forces are lower. This also reduces the force acting on the shaft bearing.



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