Tire Couplings

Top DriveTM offers a wide range of made-to-order, precision-manufactured coupling designs for specific applications.


Top Dive Tire Couplings transmit torque via a flexible tire reinforced with a tough cord ply. Tire coupling are “torsionally elastic,” offering versatility to designers and engineers with a choice of flange combinations to suit most applications.

  • The rubber tire can be replaced easily without the need to move the coupled machines
  • Able to compensate for large shaft misalignments
  • Functions regardless of direction of rotation (suitable for reversing operation)
  • Highly flexible FTC couplings transmit torque without circumferential backlash in machines that have non-uniform torque characteristics
  • They are resistant to wear and are maintenance-free