Enormous values in power transmission require robust and compact components - like the couplings from R+W.
Wind turbines, shovel excavators, steel mills, shredding plants, tunnel boring machines, etc. are all systems and machines that usually involve the transmission of enormous torques. It is not uncommon for values of up to 500,000 Nm to occur here. A second requirement for these areas of application is added: a small installation space, which makes a compact and simple design of the components imperative.
These characteristics make industrial safety couplings ideal for all areas of application that require maximum safety and performance despite constant and extreme loads. Impending downtimes, damage or operational failures drive up costs and, in the worst case, can lead to technical damage or human accidents.
Reliable connecting elements are therefore as demanding as their areas of application themselves. Industrial couplings must:
- transmit even the highest torques with minimal power loss,
- be wear-free even under the most extreme loads, and
- safeguard systems and minimise risks.