Electrical switching & drive systems & components


Compact marine clutch

First Quarter 2021 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Stromag has launched the newly designed KMS CC. With the ability to accommodate larger shafts despite its reduced size and weight, it provides a distinct advantage for condensing and optimising the propulsion system of almost any ship. Features include an excellent torque to weight ratio, a compact design and an ability to accommodate almost any shaftsize

The KMS CC enhances these core benefits with a new compact design that can accommodate shaft diameters 35% larger than previously. This allows for a smaller clutch size to be fitted. Additionally, smaller centre distances are achieved between shafts thanks to this compact footprint, further condensing the propulsion system. With a torque range of 11 200 to 315 000 Nm, this packaging benefit is not achieved at the cost of performance.

A new switching unit allows the KMS CC to deliver this performance despite its reduced size and weight. The switching unit effectively compensates the large centrifugal forces caused by the oil volume in the piston room, ensuring reliable engagement and disengagement. Matched with its compactness, this ensures that the KMS CC is not only suited for marine main propulsion, but also for high speed power take-off (PTO) applications.

Reduced mass means a lower moment of inertia, minimising the required torque to turn the clutch with no load and improving efficiency. The KMS CC also offers an innately high thermal capacity. Additionally, the new design ensures easier mounting or moving of the clutch outer body – a key benefit during assembly.




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Advanced drive solution for the automotive industry
SEW-EURODRIVE Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Most South African motor vehicle plants also export into international markets, which means they must all adopt world-class manufacturing processes using state-of-the-art equipment. SEW-EURODRIVE ...

Read more...
Assembly line for the automotive industry
Beckhoff Automation Electrical switching & drive systems & components
How do you design a new assembly line and go on to reduce the footprint of the concept by another quarter? And how can you later increase the productivity of this highly consolidated line even further? ...

Read more...
The world’s lightest electric mountain bike
DNH Tradeserve Editor's Choice Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The barely noticeable additional weight of the maxon drive of only 3,5 kg, in combination with superior carbon technology from Thömus, delivers a ride that feels as natural on the trail as on the ...

Read more...
Limit switches for show-stopping performance
Electrical switching & drive systems & components
A well produced theatre experience is capable of entrancing the audience to the point that the members are fully immersed. Ironically, this means that most theatregoers fail to appreciate the engineering ...

Read more...
ABB’s MV switchgear testing goes extreme
Electrical switching & drive systems & components
An innovative Climatic Test Chamber in Brno, Czech Republic will be used to test all ABB energised indoor MV switchgear panels to ensure they keep the power on 24/7 in the harshest of operating environments. ...

Read more...
Intelligent modular system for quick solutions
Horne Technologies Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, the pharmaceutical industry has been under pressure to realise the highest possible levels of automation. This requires a number of new analysis and testing ...

Read more...
Hägglunds Fusion: the power of one
Editor's Choice Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Hägglunds Fusion provides unbeatable torque from zero speed and includes built-in torque limitation. This enables the machine to start, stop and reverse as often as needed to serve low-power applications, ...

Read more...
Danfoss to apply for Guinness World Record
Danfoss Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The islands of Ærø and Als in Southern Denmark are connected by Ellen, the longest ranging fully electric ferry in the world. Ellen set a new world record on 9 June 2022. On her return from a conference ...

Read more...
New motors for servo drive system
Siemens South Africa Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The servo motor thus meets all hygienic conditions and can be used for mixing and stirring, dosing and filling, as well as conveying, packaging and storing a wide variety of end products.       The ...

Read more...
Gear units assembled in Johannesburg
SEW-EURODRIVE Electrical switching & drive systems & components
“To cater for our growing customer base in markets across Africa, it has become necessary to increase local production capacities. Our new SEW-EURODRIVE building in Aeroton, Johannesburg, which will ...

Read more...