A universal joint is a positive, mechanical connection between rotating shafts, which are usually not parallel, but intersecting. They are used to transmit motion, power, or both. Universal joints can be customized by bores, keyways, special hub configurations. They can be manufactured from variety materials and finished with specialty coatings and plating. Components can be outfitted with lubricant retaining boots, containing specialty lubricants for a variety of industries and applications.
Typical applications of universal joints include aircraft, appliances, control mechanisms, electronics, Instrumentation, medical and optical devices, ordnance, radio, sewing machines, textile machinery and tool drives.