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Marine Propulsion

VULKAN Couplings is a division of the globally active VULKAN Group. For 125 years we have been developing, producing and marketing innovative system solutions for marine propulsion ...more


Industrial Drive Solutions

Industrial drive solutions of VULKAN Drive Tech have been setting standards in terms of performance and reliability in the harshest conditions. The horizontal integration of the ...more


Refrigeration and A/C

For more than 35 years now, VULKAN Lokring‘s success has been founded on worldwide patented, unique connecting elements for refrigerant lines. Originally developed for the absolute ...more



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 ...more

​VULKAN supplys products for new tugs of VectRA 3000 class

VULKAN delivers mounting solution, couplings and composite shaft for recently launched VectRA 3000 class tug.

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VULKARDAN E

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VULKARDAN G

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T Series Mount 

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 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 ...more

​Caterpillar again honors American VULKAN Corporation

 

SQEPA_VULKAN.jpg 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 ...more

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 ...more

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. "