Voith Turbo, the drive technology specialist, presents animations of fill-controlled fluid couplings on a multimedia CD-ROM. Fill-controlled fluid couplings operate on the principle of hydrodynamic power transmission. This means that torque is transmitted by a liquid and occurs in a completely wear-free manner. The CD-ROM contains not only animations of fill-controlled couplings themselves, but also demonstrations of the principles of hydrodynamics and several animated examples of typical applications.
Voith fill-controlled couplings handle the most difficult drive requirements in a variety of applications in the conveying and processing fields. Belt conveyor systems up to several kilometers long, armored face conveyors (AFC) for underground coal mining operations, heavy-duty shredders, such as those used in metal recycling and ball mills used in material processing are the main fields of applications for this type of coupling. Voith couplings transmit from a few 100 kW up to several megawatts of power. They ensure controlled acceleration of the driven machine, effectively dampen shocks and vibrations in the drive line, adjust the speed precisely and provide overload protection. They can be used to easily incorporate a clutching function and provide active load sharing in multi-motor drives.
Voith Turbo has designed the CD-ROM with the customer in mind. In addition to introducing fill-controlled fluid couplings as a product together with the basic principles of operation, examples of applications illustrate the benefits and advantages of using Voith couplings in drive lines. The result is a multimedia CD-ROM with speaker-guided animations in either English or German. Starting the various applications is simple and intuitive, installation on the computer is not necessary; however, the operating system must be Windows XP or higher. The CD-ROM can be ordered at www.voithturbo.com/startup-components.