Improve cost-effectiveness with the Voith Hydrodamp
High-torque commercial vehicle engines that are optimized for consumption are more demanding on the drive train today than before. This demand results in substantially greater component wear. The advanced Voith Hydrodamp torsional vibration damper works against these conditions.
It provides hydraulic damping and isolates vibrations of the drive train to protect against overloads and to extend the service life of all components. As a maintenance-free unit located between the engine and the transmission or drive shaft, it "has flexible reactions to complex vibration scenarios. The Voith Hydrodamp recognizes the different needs between vibration damping and vibration isolation and adjusts appropriately using its hydraulic principle of operation. As a result, it reduces vibration and noise, increases comfort and improves cost-effectiveness. The vibration damper is available in three vehicle-specific and application-specific series for engine torques up to 3,700 Nm. Each can be adjusted in terms of damping and spring characteristics to suit individual customer requirements. Equipped in this way, the flexible Voith Hydrodamp has proven itself in the tractors, construction machinery, buses and rail vehicles of leading manufacturers.
The new Hydrodamp 365 HT
Especially developed for agricultural tractors
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Even a large tractor enjoys a smooth drive train.
The Hydrodamp 365 HT uses state-of-the-art technology to damp torsional vibrations of high-power engines. The result is an optimized setup that is custom designed for the use in tractors. The two-stage characteristic and the higher torque capacity meet the requirements of tractors while achieving the most economical operation.
- Increases the service life and operational availability of your tractor.
- Reduces fuel consumption.
- Enables the use of high-power engines (downsizing).
- Increases driving comfort due to reduced vibrations.
Our Hydrodamp range for off-road, road and rail applications
The Hydrodamp ranges have been developed based on a modular principle. The connection to the customer’s own individual drivetrain is achieved by means of solution variants for primary and secondary side, such as SAE centering flanges, hubs and cardan shaft connections. Within the series, by adjusting the characteristic curve and damping characteristics, the Hydrodamp can be precisely adapted to the drivetrain’s requirements.
Our Hydrodamp range for agriculture
The Hydrodamp agricultural range has been specifically developed for the drivetrains of state-of-the-art, powerful agricultural machinery. The higher torque capacity caters for the increased requirements of modern engines. Optimal reduction of torsional vibration maximizes vehicle operation efficiency.
Experience and development competence
The Hydrodamp is the result of talent and experience that have been developed over decades together with knowledge gained in the area of hydrodynamics. Many years of international project partnerships with customers and universities in collaboration with the high skill level of our employees allow Voith to set the standards in the development of innovative, goal-oriented products.
Function: How the Voith Hydrodamp works
When passing through resonance points (e.g., when starting or stopping the engine) and in the event of load surges during operation, dampers in drive trains must provide a great amount of damping energy. In the operating range, however, this is precisely what makes vibration isolation more difficult. Engine irregularities can lead to significant vibration and noise problems – a dilemma that the Hydrodamp solves.