VULKAN Couplings Marine propulsion

Diesel-Mechanic Drive in Tug Boats

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In order to achieve good maneuverability, tug boats are mostly fitted with steering-propellers. There are various steering-propeller systems on the market such as rudder-propellers in Z configuration or vertically-arranged steering-propellers. What these drive systems have in common is that the engine power and motor speed may be transmitted over a distance of several meters from the motor to the rudder-propeller’s gearbox. VULKAN Couplings provides the torsionally flexible coupling for the engine (mostly a highly elastic VULKARDAN E or RATO R type), as well as the shaft system.