DRIVE LINE COMPONENTS
These parts are manufactured by VULKAN COUPLINGS, Germany pioneers in marine drive technology.
Furtermore, VULKAN components are used in powerplant facilities or in industrial applications as well.
VULKAN production program includes following types, most available from the manufacturing site in Germany but some common ones are also available from our warehouse in Moschato:
The composite drive shaft system consists of VULKAN composite shafts with steel end fittings, steel intermediate shafts with bearings, bulkhead seals, and appropriate misalignment couplings like METAFLEX, METADISC, or VULKAN steel membranes. VULKAN composite shafts can also be combined with all types of VULKAN highly flexible couplings.
The Vulkan composite shafts are made from filament winding techniques with epoxy resins and carbon or glass fiber reinforcement. They are available in a torque range from 5 to 800 kNm, diameters from 170 to 670 mm, and lengths up to 12 m. Depending on the operational shaft speed and the respective critical speed of the composite drive shaft, long bearing distances can be bridged. Vulkan composite shafts are available in high torque capacity (T) or high bending stiffness (B) execution.
Basically, the manufacturing technique allows the production of Vulkan composite shafts with diameters up to 1500 mm and lengths up to 20 m. Thus, shafts for special projects can be offered with nominal torques up to 5000 kNm. Vulkan CS-Systems are supplied with certificates from all international classification societies.
- High level of stiffness and strength at low material density for efficient and weight-optimized propulsion systems
- Flexible system solutions: VULKAN composite drive shafts with integrated, highly flexible couplings
- Engineering service for the product: project-specific construction with all required calculations
Torque Range TKN [kNm]
5.00 kNm - 800.00 kNm