An old type of link in which the balls of a mandrel assembly can swivel only in one plane. Although brute links have the advantage of being heavy duty, they break if not properly oriented to the plane of bend. Also brute links have the disadvantage of a relatively large pitch which limits their effectiveness for thin-wall and tight radius applications. H-style universally flexible links have largely replaced brute links.
by builtbyRVWS | Jul 3, 2017