VULKAN Couplings Marine propulsion

Diesel Mechanic Drive with Integral Shaft Support

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With diesel-mechanical drive units, where there is an angular displacement between the diesel engine and the gear box (so called V-drive or remote drive), cardan shafts are normally used between the diesel engine and the gear box, which compensates  this angular shaft displacements. The diesel engine has to be protected from the reaction forces generated by the angular displacements of the cardan shafts. The integral shaft support from VULKAN Couplings provides optimum drive protection, due to its design principle. Through the internal bearings of the ISS, the reaction forces created from the angular displacement of the cardan shaft are transmitted through the coupling housing into the engine block, the motor’s crankshaft bearings remain unaffected by these forces, which in turn means an optimum protection for the engine.