VULKAN Couplings Marine propulsion

Double-Engine Diesel Drive for Yachts

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Yachts, ships larger than 10m in length, are normally driven by two-engine units, whereby the gearbox is directly coupled to the diesel engine (closed-coupled) or the connection between engine and gearbox is made by a coupling and a cardan shaft (V-drive). The diesel engines used in such applications are characterized by their high power density combined with low weight, and make high demands on the couplings used in terms of optimization of rotational vibrations as well as the required displacement values.