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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.

 

 

LGE service engineers show favorable response to LOKRING products

Since June 2014, after completing all of the sample tests, LGE service centers in Korea started to apply LOKRING connectors in their service field. Now, after one year this business developed into a ...more

​LGE service engineers show favorable response to LOKRING products

 

Refrigeration service engineers of all LGE service centers in Korea use LOKRING Technology

Since June 2014, after completing all of the sample tests, LGE service centers in Korea started to apply LOKRING connectors in their service field. Now, after one year this business developed into a tremendous success.

As a start, 25 service engineers have been provided with the complete service equipment in 2014. Today, more than 500 LGE service engineers use the hand assembly tools and over 35,000 LOKRING connectors type 00 have been installed to date. A total of 13 different LOKRING sizes have been applied since 2015. The engineers first learn how to use the LOKRING connectors and tools at LGE training centers. After which they use it effectively in the service field.

LG Electronics is one of the biggest corporations in Korea, which already applies the LOKRING Single Ring connectors in their production plants. They are satisfied with the benefits Lokring presents such as improved work level, no harmful
brazing fumes and 50% less defective connections than brazing in production. Additionally LGE is one of the first companies in Korea that uses the LOKRING connectors in servicing household appliances. The result is beyond everyone’s expectations. The response of the LGE service engineers is very positive and motivating. The workers are satisfied with the simple, excellent and user friendly tools, as well as the improved service quality, the saving of time, and the improved safety at work places.

It is a successful foothold to spread another branch of the
various LOKRING systems.

 

Mr. Seon Wook Bang, Chief Research Engineer at LGE in Chang Won, Korea, expects this year the widespread use of LOKRING products in the world by LGE service engineers. He also points out that products of VULKAN Lokring are
brilliant and unique. Reasonable prices and fast delivery will be the basis of a perfect collaboration between VULKAN Lokring and LGE.

At the last exhibition hold in March 2015 in Korea, VULKAN Lokring got a great response from lots of customers concerning the solder- free tube connection technology for servicing refrigeration and air conditioning system.

Everybody was interested in simple, easy and useful LOKRING.

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VULKAN Benelux signs a distribution agreement with Chock Design

The RotaChock is a recent development focusing on all sectors and industries where large machinery and engines need accurate alignment - from shipping to mining and metalworking, and from ...more

VULKAN Benelux signs a distribution agreement
with Chock Design

 

The agreement between VULKAN Benelux and Chock Design is an important step for Chock Design in the roll-out of its RotaChock distribution network.

RotaChock.jpg The RotaChock is a recent development focusing on all sectors and industries where large machinery and engines need accurate alignment - from shipping to mining and metalworking, and from petrochemicals to the transport sector. The RotaChock fits into a long term strategy to build their portfolios and market segments into the diversified machinery mounting businesses.

Mr. Robert van Riemsdijk, Managing Director of VULKAN Benelux explains; "Following the expansion into the mechanical chocking market in the Benelux and due to our necessity to satisfy our market needs and requirements, VULKAN Benelux has moved forward and signed a partnership agreement with Chock Design, manufacturer of RotaChock, and  knowledge leader in its field.

“We are confident that by adding the RotaChock product portfolio and implementing the quality and support from Chock Design we are able to provide our clients with the right solutions within the right budget.”

 

 

 

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He concludes: “Acquiring RotaChock in our range of products adds value and ensures our leadership and commitment in the local Benelux market continues to provide our customers with top of the range solutions and the highest level of service.”

“We are extremely pleased with VULKAN Benelux as a strong new partner,” says Ron Arendse, Managing Director of Chock Design. “VULKAN Benelux has a long and successful history in business, and the professional organization meets the standards that we have set for our increasing distribution network. With these agreements, the RotaChock network in Europe is nearing completion,” he concludes.

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