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Marine Universal Joints

Innovative Universal Joints and Drive Shaft Assemblies for Harsh Marine Environments

Harsh marine environments or demanding naval u joint applications call for corrosion-resistant, easy-to-maintain components.

Belden's stainless steel universal joints and drive shafts provide exceptional corrosion resistance. To keep the moving parts lubricated and free of debris, they can be outfitted with lubricant-retailing boot covers, or with dry-film lubrication. Marine grade grease can be used to lubricate the u joint if required. 

Our standard stainless steel u joints are manufactured with AISI 303 stainless steel yokes and AISI 416 steel pins and blocks. They can be made from AISI 304, 316, 17-4 and 15-5, to meet specific applications’ requirements. Specialty stainless steel, including super-duplex, is also available for additional strength and corrosion resistance.

Telescoping drive shafts allow compensation of greater amounts of misplacement between mating shafts.

Joint diameters range from 1/2 " (13 mm) to 6" (153 mm) with a standard operating angle of 45°.

Specialty drive shafts with various end hub configurations are also available.

Coated joints and drive shafts

Specialty stainless, bronze, booted or dry-lube coated u joints and drive shafts


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Application Examples

  • Windlasses
  • Valve Actuation
  • Mechanical Remote Control
  • Opening and Closing Mechanisms

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