VULKAN is committed to supply the right product, for the right application, with the necessary tailor made content to fulfil the customers' requirements at a convenient price. We accomplish this goal with the most advanced engineering tools such as 3D CAD-CAM systems and FEA software.
Engineering VULKAN stands for made-to-measure solutions to complex problems to fulfill the requirements of various application scenarios.
Each day, more than fifty engineers are committed to analysing the requirements of applications and proposing product system solutions to our clients.
The interaction of the VULKAN products and the system in which it needs to be integrated is the daily business of our engineering team.
The goal is to deliver an integrated product solution as part of the VULKAN Total Solution mind-set instead of a pure products supply. An example for this is a flexible coupling with integrated braking disc and brake caliper system operated by remote intelligent electronic systems and software.
Prediction Analysis Each product selection is supported by various fundamental predicting analysis methods that are necessary to confirm the correct product performances within the required application.
At VULKAN we perform:
TORSIONAL VIBRATIONS CALCULATIONS (TVC) to predict the torsional vibration behaviour of our couplings installed on specific machinery.
We calculate steady and transient operating states, taking into account the specific properties of the elastomers used with regard to stiffness and damping.
The couplings selected in this manner meet the requirements with regard to fine-tuning the torsional vibration characteristics of the drive train and dynamic safety.
BRAKING TORQUE CALCULATION (BTC) to predict the static and dynamic braking torque values and related braking time necessary to stop a machinery.
This analysis is performed to properly select the brake calliper in relationship to the inertia of the machinery, the nominal speed the calliper is engaged, the time within the machinery must be stopped and the heating generated during the braking process.
The brakes’ system selected based on this methodology, ensures the stoppage of the machinery is always in optimal and safety conditions, according to customer technical requirements.
SIX7TWELVE DEGREES OF FREEDOM ANALYSIS (6/12DOF) are used to predict the rigid body vibrations mode of a machine that must be elastically suspended to prevent structural borne noise vibration transmission.
This analysis is undertaken to calculate and select the appropriate rubber compound and stiffness for resilient mount applications. Complex applications might require further detailed predicting analysis such as Twelve Degrees of Freedom Analysis (for double elastic suspensions systems) or Forced Vibrations Response Analysis (to determine the amplitude values of the vibrations and directions for the fine-tuning of the resilient mounts system).