Electric Power Steering is the preferred method of power assisted steering in Europe and Japan. RENCOL® Tolerance Rings are used on both rack and column mounted EPS systems and applications.
RENCOL® Tolerance Rings can be used to simply fix the gear wheel to the driven shaft -- replacing relative expensive keyways or splines. More commonly, however, RENCOL® Tolerance Rings are designed to allow slip between the gear wheel and the driven shaft at a predetermined torque level. This functionality enables the ring to protect the gear teeth from danger that would otherwise be caused by back-driven shocks (for example when the wheel hits a curb).
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