VULKAN supplys products for new tugs of VectRA 3000 class
The new and innovative VectRA 3000 class tug is a high performance VSP (Voith Schneider propeller) Tractor tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd in close collaboration with Turkish ship builder Sanmar and
VULKAN supplys products for new tugs of VectRA 3000 class
delivers mounting solution, couplings and composite shaft for recently launched
VectRA 3000 class tug.
T Series Mount
VULKAN Composite Shaft
The new and innovative VectRA 3000 class tug is a high performance VSP (Voith Schneider propeller) Tractor tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd in close collaboration with Turkish ship builder Sanmar and Voith Turbo Propulsion. The tug is designed for maximum efficiency in the performance of towing, harbour ship-handling and escorting of large ships.
Targeting a smaller, lighter and less costly solution than the traditional drive system this unique propulsion arrangement features high speed diesel engines connected to the Voith units via reduction gearboxes with integral clutches and VULKAN composite shafts instead of medium speed engines and turbo couplings.
In-depth calculations and simulations show that the combination of a highly flexible VULKARDAN E 6012 coupling between engine flywheel and gearbox and
3,4 m shaftline consisting of a VULKARDAN G 6212 in conjunction with a composite shaft turned out to be the best solution for the special demands of this sophisticated driveline. This offers the optimization of the torsional behavior during every operational stage, facing the special challenge that without the turbo coupling there is no smooth acceleration of the rather huge inertia of the VSP when the clutch is engaged.
VULKAN’s supply is completed by 6 off T60-HA-DS mounts under each engine.
The first vessel in the VectRA 3000 series, the M/T Ares, built for Italian tug Owner Tripmare S.p.A., was successfully launched at Sanmar’s new Altinova advanced shipbuilding facility in February 2016.
Caterpillar Award Gold for American VULKAN
The US American subsidiary of the VULKAN Group again honored with the Gold status of the Supplier Quality Excellence Process Award. This is the most prestigious award given by Caterpillar, the leading
Caterpillar again honors
American VULKAN Corporation
The US American subsidiary of the VULKAN Group again honored with the Gold status of the Supplier Quality Excellence Process Award. This is the most prestigious award given by Caterpillar, the leading manufacturer of construction and mining machinery, diesel and natural gas engines, as well as diesel-electric locomotives.
And the award only goes to its most important suppliers specifically those that have process and product quality which meet the very highest standards. For the second time in a row American VULKAN Corporation is the only supplier of couplings to have received this award.
During the course of vendor certification quality, delivery performance, development and sales service, capacity planning, as well as the status of the Six-Sigma quality management system, were scrutinised and evaluated in accordance with a certification plan comprising stringent specifications. Besides that, the SQEP method evaluates how processes and quality are controlled and documented as well as the management review programme, the instruction and training system and the environment and health programme.
Deliveries from the USA to Caterpillar cover the entire product range of VULKAN Couplings and VULKAN Drive Tech.
"We are very proud that we have been awarded by Caterpillar again. It's a great confirmation of our outstanding quality management and motivates us to develop steadily in order to continue to meet the growing demands of our customers" , says Thomas Falz, Managing Director of American VULKAN Corporation.
Two billionth LOKRING
VULKAN Lokring has been developing, producing and selling VULKAN Lokring mechanical tube connections for refrigerant lines for 37 years. The traditional company, which operates around the world, has
VULKAN Lokring will produce its
two billionth LOKRING in 2016
VULKAN Lokring has been developing, producing and selling VULKAN Lokring mechanical tube connections for refrigerant lines for 37 years. The traditional company, which operates around the world, has become so successful that this year the two billionth Lokring will be produced in one of the five production facilities in Germany, the USA, China, India or Brazil.
Lokring tube connection technology is used in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning technology. The solder-free, unbreakable, purely mechanical tube connections with their permanent hermetic seal have been impressing customers in refrigeration and freezing and in cooling and air conditioning units for buildings and motor vehicles for decades.
To date, around 7,000 customers in 83 countries around the world have used the various compatible Lokring products to connect their copper, steel and aluminium tubes. All Lokring products meet German quality standards and have the relevant certifications. As the only manufacturer of solderfree tube connections, Lokring tests its products at its own testing laboratory at its headquarters.
VULKAN opens new representative office in Indonesia
In the presence of representatives of the German-Indonesian Chamber of Industry & Commerce and the German management the representative office at the German Centre in Jakarta was solemnly inaugurated
VULKAN opens new representative office in IndonesiaSince April 12, 2016, the international VULKAN Group is also represented in Indonesia.
In the presence of representatives of the German-Indonesian Chamber of Industry & Commerce and the German management the representative office at the German Centre in Jakarta was solemnly inaugurated with a traditional "Tumpeng" ceremony.
VULKAN Indonesia represents in all three divisions of the traditional company: VULKAN Couplings, VULKAN Drive Tech and VULKAN Lokring.
Anis Abdurahman, Managing Director of the Indonesian representative office is looking forward to the challenges ahead: "I stayed for a few months at our headquarters in Herne/Germany in order to prepare myself for this job in Jakarta. Now I'm looking forward to finally get started and I see a lot of potential in the Indonesian market. "