R+W Heavy Duty Safety Couplings

A customer recently asked R+W to help with a vibration and shock absorbing coupling with overload protection to connect a 4,500-horsepower motor to the main shaft of a tower mill.

 These special types of fine grinding mills use a large diameter vertical shaft with an auger type blade at the bottom, which draws the material upward through the central column of a tank with heavy grinding media at the bottom. As the size of the product is reduced by the grinding media, it either flows out a discharge near the top of the tank or is drawn down the sides for further pulverising.

 The shock loads and potential for damage in case of binding can be tremendous, but R+W was up to the challenge.

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Visit our Couplings product page to find more information on the heavy duty safety coupling included in this application, and to explore the full range of couplings and torque limiters; as the UK distribution partner for R+W the Drive Lines team can offer advice and guidance on which component is best suited to the application you are designing.

Contact the team on 01234 360689 or email enquiries@drivelines.co.uk today