Reduced maintenance costs of up to 30 percent: Universal Joint Shafts and SafeSet Torque-limiting Couplings from Voith satisfy US steel producer again
The operator of the rolling mill also installed SafeSet torque-limiting couplings between the motor and the universal joint shaft. In case of an overload, the coupling disconnects the driveline immediately and protects the universal joints, roll necks and other transmission components.
The main benefit with the torque-limiting coupling is that the mill can be operated at maximum capacity. If an overload occurs the coupling reacts immediately, disconnecting all mass elements in the driveline. It is the inertia caused by these elements that otherwise damages transmission components since it is impossible to brake fast enough.
Voith Turbo, a Group Division of Voith GmbH, is a specialist for intelligent drive solutions and systems. Customers from diverse industries such as oil and gas, energy, mining and metal processing, ship technology, rail and commercial vehicles rely on advanced technologies from Voith Turbo.
Voith sets the standard in the energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive markets. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 42,000 people, generates €5.7 billion in sales, and operates in over 50 countries around the world and is today one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.