The silent drive shaft
Torsionally stiff but capable of compensating for substantial misalignments of all kinds while dampening transmitted noise. Proven over the years in many ship propulsion applications in shaft lines of up to 25 m in length. Available with tubes in either steel or carbon fibre composite with a length of up to 10 m per section.
Compensation for considerable axial, radial and angular misalignment.
Very low reacting forces, and linear characteristics.
Constant velocity transmissions, angular deflection of the two joints may be different.
Silent operation, transmitted noise reduced. The transmission of noise is interrupted in four places by rubber bushes.
Free of backlash, torsionally stiff. The single joints are also radially stiff.
Free of maintenance, free of wear, with failsafe feature.
Radially exchangeable without disturbing connected machinery.
Easy visual check of the condition of the rubber bushes, easy and fast exchange of the links is possible without special tools.
Long shaft distances can be spanned.
Combinations with torsionally flexible CENTAX-elements allow optimal tuning of the torsional situation.
The design is protected by international patents.
Ship main and auxiliary drives, between engine and gear and between gear and jet-drive, propeller, generator, hydraulic pump, water pump, wind turbines, etc.
Drive of rail cars between engine and gear or between gear and axle.
Wind turbines, cooling towers, fan drives, mills, glazing rollers, steel mills.
General construction and machine industry and heavy engineering.