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Precision from R+W in the underwater world

Precision from R+W in the underwater world

A leading manufacturer of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for the oil and gas industry fully relies on the SK1 series safety couplings. The SK1 is installed in an automated mechanical torque tool in an ROV which works down to extreme depths. The torque limiter is used to unlock the external arm, which in turn has the task of opening, closing, and repairing oil valves in deep water.

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Couplings with flange mounting – the ideal compact connection

Couplings with flange mounting – the ideal compact connection

R+W received a customer inquiry which turned into an exciting project for our development team, a flange mounted safety coupling (STF). Normally this is nothing out of the ordinary, but in this instance a special marine certification was required. The requested STF safety coupling must be maintenance-free and will be installed in a ship’s propulsion system to protect the gearbox on the bow steel rudder.

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R+W Product of the month – Metal Bellows Couplings

Metal bellows couplings are especially suitable for highly dynamic direct drive applications. The stainless-steel bellows compensates for lateral, axial, and angular shaft misalignment with very low restoring forces and accelerates with a low moment of inertia.

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