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The Mechanical Power Transmission Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about Gears & Gearbox Assemblies; Belts, Pulleys, Chains & Sprockets; Brakes, Clutches & Couplings; Design & Analysis. Here, you'll find everything from application ideas, to news and industry trends, to hot topics and cutting edge innovations.

A Self-contained Marine Hydraulic Clutch System with Integrated PTO

Posted March 18, 2016 12:00 AM by SavvyExacta
Pathfinder Tags: clutch hydraulic clutch marine

A self-contained hydraulic clutch system (SCS) can be a beneficial option for marine propulsion applications.

For example, an SCS can offer:

  • Improved performance
  • Compact design
  • Ease of installation

Because of its ability to "slip," the output speed can be reduced to provide precise control of the propulsion equipment. The flexibility as a standalone clutch plus the integral PTO makes it great for both new construction as well as retrofits/repowers. The SCS is ideal for conventional drives, z-drives, or hybrid drives.

Does your work take you underwater? If you're curious about the SCS then you should check out Ortlinghaus's webinar on the topic.

Key take-aways:

  • Discover how a self-contained clutch unit can offer improved performance yet compact design providing ease of installation.
  • Understand how operating a drive in "trolling" mode can provide precise propeller control but still enable the diesel to run at idle speed
  • Learn how this fully integrated clutch system with an integral hydraulic supply, heat exchanger, PTO, sensors, and all hydraulic components to operate the unit and easily connect with the ship controls, makes the SCS an easy "drop-in" replacement for retrofits, upgrades, or complete re-power projects

Webinar Details:

Available on-demand until June 10, 2016.

View the webinar today!

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Hybrid (Flying) Car?

Posted December 28, 2011 12:38 PM

You might think hybrid powertrains are cropping up all over. And they are. Now comes word of development of a hybrid flying car! Have we heard this song before?

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Innovation Revelation

Posted November 30, 2011 8:18 AM

Some studies suggest that while R&D spending is adequate, many companies are spending funds on "safe" projects and protective patents, rather than looking for technology breakthroughs. Is that the case from your experience?

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3 comments; last comment on 12/01/2011
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Back to Basics with Hybrids?

Posted October 26, 2011 7:28 AM

An increasing number of aircraft and automobiles are being powered by them. While hybrid powertrains are seeing wider applications, is it time to step back and say that their complexity may not be worth the extra cost, especially in light of improvements in internal combustion engine efficiency?

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4 comments; last comment on 11/03/2011
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A Plus for the Patent Process?

Posted September 28, 2011 7:29 AM

The U.S. government, to the relief of many, has just enacted sweeping patent reforms. Will this impact your company in allowing innovation with less worry about technology infringement and cutting legal expenses?

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3 comments; last comment on 10/27/2011
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