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Based in Bavaria, Süddeutsche Gelenkscheibenfabrik (SGF) specializes in industrial applications across a range of different sectors, and is particularly well known throughout the world as a reliable partner in the automotive industry. Now an established market leader for torque transmission solutions, the company also has over 70 years of experience in fiber and elastomer technology. As a result, the SGF product portfolio delivers exceptionally flexible, robust components for torque transmission and vibration damping. Highlights from the company at HANNOVER MESSE 2018 included its very latest innovative couplings and drive shafts.

The SGFusion-SC switch coupling - an electromagnetically switchable pole-face friction clutch for connecting ancillary units in vehicles and machines - proved particularly popular. Also on show was the new SGFlex-LC link coupling, designed to cover the torque range between the SGFlex-3F and TENBEX-ECO coupling systems. Another showstopper was the flexible SGFlex-3F-CONNECT drive shaft, which can be used for connections with 0° angular deflection thanks to SGF Tenpu fiber technology. What's more, it minimizes both vibration and torque peaks, is dirt-resistant, low-maintenance and easy to assemble, and can be flexibly realigned in any direction.