Torsion Control Products (TCP) has developed a customized coupling configuration for a manufacturer of motor graders for road construction. With their torsional characteristics, the robust spring couplings attenuate torsional vibration, isolate resonance, protect against overload and shock, reduce noise, improve the service life of bearings and gears and increase system durability. They operate in even the roughest environmental conditions.
“By listening to the customer, TCP developed an enhanced custom product in record time. And one that was, moreover, more durable and robust,” says Dr. Peter Jaschke, Business Development Manager for Torsion Control Products in Europe, which has an office in Germany. “It also made the motor grader much more comfortable for operators. The custom spring coupling continues to operate exceptionally well in the application.”
TCP spring couplings are designed for use in construction machines, agricultural vehicles, mining equipment, marine powertrains and industrial equipment. The company stated that the torsional characteristics, the spring couplings are especially suited to modern diesel engines that produce lower emissions and more power in smaller packages at lower operating speeds. They also stated that they attenuate drivetrain vibration even in the roughest of applications. With the Smart Damping system, the spring couplings can be tuned to supply damping only when needed and to isolate resonance when damping is detrimental. This reduces torsional spikes at startup, shutdown and transient events, which increases the coupling’s lifespan. The range of TCP spring couplings comprises various versions and covers a torque range from 27 to 27,000 Nm.
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