Voith fluid couplings provide numerous advantages to drives for work boats, ferries, ice breaker ships, air craft carriers as well as for administration owned vessels.
The hydrodynamic principle of fluid coupling relieves startup of a ship's drive motor. Torsional vibration from the motor as well as shock loading from the propeller are effectively damped. With combinations of multiple engines or propellers, the coupling has automatic load compensation.
The coupling protects the driveline from damage even under extreme operating conditions. This extends the operational life, reduces down times and ensures safe ship operation.
Our product portfolio includes:
The transmittable power ranges up to 9MW per drive.
Due to the following features of the fluid couplings:
Our partnership with the shipbuilding industry is nearly as old as the turbo coupling itself. For over 50 years, Voith has been supplying couplings for a wide range of marine applications - especially ferries, tugs, workboats and cargo vessels. The experience and know-how gained by both partners have been and will always be the basis for further improvements of our couplings - we adapt our products continuously to the requirements of our customers.
Voith couplings can be found everywhere - on inland and coastal waterways and the oceans of the world - in the drives of:
For detailed information about individual drive solutions, please visit our website.
Voith Turbo, the specialist for hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems for road, rail and industrial applications, as well as for ship propulsion systems, is a group division of Voith GmbH.
Voith sets standards in the energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials and transportation and automotive markets. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 42,000 people, generates €5.7bn in sales, operates in over 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.