Cam couplings with an elastic damping element are quite common in enterprises, lower requirements are imposed on their alignment than for elastic sleeve-finger couplings, but from personal experience this does not save from problems that arise with them. In this article, we will analyze a practical example of diagnosing a defect in a double-joint cam clutch.
The frequency of encounter with such a defect as misalignment depends on the culture of equipment installation and repair at your enterprise. On mine there are some problems with this, which makes my professional career more diverse. I propose to consider the classic practical case of misalignment and evaluate its effect on vibration parameters.