VULKAN Couplings Marine propulsion



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In the maritime sector, auxiliary units such as generators and pumps were either driven by the main engine via engine front end or gearbox PTOs or by separate motors. The four-stroke diesel-driven auxiliary units belong to the latter category, which are found in particularly found in cargo ships with two-stroke FPP drives, in order to cover the partly considerable energy requirement of these ships. Depending on the consuming power of the generators, and thereby the size of the four-stroke diesel engines, for comfort reasons either only the diesel engines are elastically mounted, or the engine and generator are rigidly mounted on a common frame, which is elastically mounted to the ship's hull above.