Gebrüder Kempf

Since 1963, Kempf manufactures universal joints and propeller shafts for European truck manufacturers and for special purposes in industrial and marine applications with torque capacities ranging from 2500 Nm up to 225,000 Nm.

Kempf employs state-of-the-art computer-assisted calculation and design methods to optimize components in the design phase for customer-specific applications.  Their shafts are characterized by reliability, durability and low maintenance.

  • Complex alloys and tempered high-strength steels delivering the highest torsional stiffness and load capacities
  • Use of forgings whose materials, weights and geometries for driveline components are maximized through finite element analysis simulations as well as decades of experience
  • High-level of wear resistance through material hardening such as carbonitriding
  • Made in Germany — in-house planning, design and manufacturing
  • Other products include: Balancing & Adapter Flanges, flange joints, H-double joints, intermediate bearing & bearing blocks

Universal Joint Sizes

Below is an overview of Kempf cardan shafts.

SizeLimiting torqueAlternating torqueSwing diameterFlange connectionFlange connection
SAE
Flange connection KV/XSFlange connection w/ Face key
[Nm][Nm][mm][mm][mm][mm]
06032001100113120
06545001600125120,1501350/1410/1480/1510120
06665002300125120/1501480/1510120
073110003900148150/1801610150
0751550055001591801710/1810150/180
096230007700178180/2251810/1880180
0982900010000178180180
1003200011000198180/225/2501810225
1023600012500204225/250/285200225/250/285
1044200015000225225/250/285225/250/285
1065200018000225225/250/285225/250/285
1095500020000225225/250/285225/250/285
1156500023000250250/285/315250/285/315
12410400036000286285/315/350285/315/350
13514300050000315315/350315/350
14014300050000314315/350315/350
14522500080000355390/435390/435