The universal joint is a coupling responsible for connecting two rigid shafts. It allows the shafts to bend in any direction at the joint, and they are especially useful with shafts that transmit rotary motion. Let’s take a closer look at some things you may never have known about the universal joint.

Fact 1
Universal joints consist of a pair of hinges that are located closely together. It is usually oriented at 90-degrees from each other, and is connected by a cross shaft.

Fact 2
The term “universal joint” dates back to the 18th century but only grew in wider use over the following century. However, its principle and concept of operation has been employed in various industries as far back as the Middle Ages.

Fact 3
In an actual u-joint, the U shape of each rod is created by forking the end of each piece of metal. These pieces then connect to a disk which has round studs coming out at four equal points along its circumference.

Quality Prop Shaft Components, CV and Universal Joints from S.A.L.T

Since 1997, S.A.L.T has been one of the leading importers and distributors of high quality branded prop shafts and CV components in South Africa. Today, we are proud to be the largest prop shaft distributor in South Africa. Since our inception, we have worked hard to gain the trust of our valued clients, and today we have a loyal following of clients who know what they can expect from us.

We always go the extra mile to provide our clients with the great service and professional, technical advice they need. Let us help you access the quality universal joints you need at the most competitive rates around. To learn more about us, and for all the advice you need to make an informed purchase decision, contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the solutions you need.

The universal joint is a coupling responsible for connecting two rigid shafts. It allows the shafts to bend in any direction at the joint, and they are especially useful with shafts that transmit rotary motion. Let’s take a closer look at some things you may never have known about the universal joint.

Fact 1
Universal joints consist of a pair of hinges that are located closely together. It is usually oriented at 90-degrees from each other, and is connected by a cross shaft.

Fact 2
The term “universal joint” dates back to the 18th century but only grew in wider use over the following century. However, its principle and concept of operation has been employed in various industries as far back as the Middle Ages.

Fact 3
In an actual u-joint, the U shape of each rod is created by forking the end of each piece of metal. These pieces then connect to a disk which has round studs coming out at four equal points along its circumference.

Quality Prop Shaft Components, CV and Universal Joints from S.A.L.T

Since 1997, S.A.L.T has been one of the leading importers and distributors of high quality branded prop shafts and CV components in South Africa. Today, we are proud to be the largest prop shaft distributor in South Africa. Since our inception, we have worked hard to gain the trust of our valued clients, and today we have a loyal following of clients who know what they can expect from us.

We always go the extra mile to provide our clients with the great service and professional, technical advice they need. Let us help you access the quality universal joints you need at the most competitive rates around. To learn more about us, and for all the advice you need to make an informed purchase decision, contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the solutions you need.

Prop shafts, better known as drive shafts are the most important part that connects the transmission between the engine differential and a car’s wheels. Just like other car components, they are also prone to wear from time to time. We have many years of experience in repairing and maintaining prop shafts and we know very well that glitches with prop shafts don’t just manifest overnight, but because of the characteristics of the shaft. Signs of wear surface gradually. It is important that when you see them, you seek specialist advice to correct the issue. In this article, we discuss 3 of the most common prop shaft problems.

U-Joints that are damaged
One of the first signs you will notice if there are issues with U-Joints is vibrations or shaking of the car. You will notice this even more when the car is accelerating or decelerating although a shaky car could mean there is a problem with the tyre. Vibrations from the prop shaft usually come from a lack of lubrication or as a result of worn U-Joints.

Worn prop shafts
Prop shaft issues can make it especially difficult to drive, especially when you are trying to attempt actions that require precision. A common result of this is when maneuvering the car. Sluggish reactions when completing such actions can be an indication that the prop shaft is damaged.

In extreme cases the sound the car makes during acceleration will be an indicator of a prop shaft defect. It is extremely important to make sure that you seek expert advice and assistance as soon as you notice any of these problems Contact us today and we’ll help you repair your car’s prop shafts in no time.

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