NS Corporation uses the Omega Coupling as a drive element for our Top Brush cleaning element, vacuum producer, and most of our pump systems. To ensure continual operation and eliminate unexpected downtime of your equipment, monthly inspections of the Omega drive coupling are essential.
NOTE: LOCKOUT TAGOUT ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT PRIOR TO INSPECTION OR REPAIR.
When inspecting an Omega coupling, look for the following signs that indicate a potential failure or that replacement is required:
Look for any abnormal vibration of the equipment; this might be improper coupling alignment or damage to the Omega element.
Look for fatigue cracks on the element surface; if cracks are visible replace the coupling immediately.
Look for any missing or damaged hardware; missing hardware can cause vibration due to imbalance.
Look for discoloration of the elastomer element, which is a clear sign of material degradation and/or aging.
Look for damage or excessive corrosion of the element metal supports and shaft mounted hubs.
Proactive maintenance is key in eliminating down time. We recommend that the coupling element be replaced every 5 years, even if none of the above issues have been observed. Years of continual start and stop of the coupling can cause internal fatigue not visible by visual inspections. For any questions regarding this coupling or any other parts, contact NS Parts Sales at 1-800-782-1582.