Figure 5-8.Rzeppa constant velocity (CV) joint.
degrees, the cage and balls move 10 degrees. As a
result. the balls of the Rzeppa joint are positioned,
from the top view, to bisect the angle formed.
but its construction differs from that of the Rzeppa in
that the balls are a tight fit between two halves of the
coupling and that no cage is used (fig. 5-9). The center
ball rotates on a pin inserted in the outer race and serves
Bendix-Weiss Constant Velocity
as a locking medium for the four other balls.
The driving contact remains on the plane that
bisects the angle between the two shafts; however, it is
the rolling friction between the four balls and the
The Bendix-Weiss constant velocity (CV) joint
also uses balls that furnish points of driving contact,
Figure 5-9.Bendix-Weiss constant velocity (CV) joint.