Coupling technology specialist CENTA launches new rubber mixture for temperature-critical applications

Shipley, 19.01.18. Resistant to high temperatures and significantly cheaper than silicone: With CENTALAN HT (High Temperature), CENTA presents its newly developed synthetic elastomer which eliminates the need to use expensive silicone elements in a wide range of applications. The novel material from the company’s own rubber production is designed to meet the dynamic characteristics of natural rubber mixtures. Applications subject to operation in critical high temperature can thus be operated at ease.

Centa Transmissions CENTALAN-HT CM-Element flexible coupling.pngIn addition to its resistance to high ambient temperatures this new development ensures effective resistance to UV-light, ozone and oxygen as well as chemicals, steam and hot water. The mechanical properties of the CENTALAN HT elastomer are similar to natural rubber while outperforming the moderate strength of silicone rubber. Longer operation times and life cycles are possible due to the improved ageing resistance of the elastomer. The oil and fuel resistance of this new mixture is comparable to natural rubber.

CENTALAN HT can be used for a temperature range between – 25 °C and + 100 °C (short-termed + 120 °C). Typical areas of applications are thermal power stations and encapsulated drives subject to high ambient temperatures.

The CENTAMAX-S, -G and -HTC series are currently available with a CENTALAN HT elastomer. Additional series and components upon request.

The globally operating CENTA Group has been engaging in solving complex drive train and torsional vibration challenges since 1970. Due to its numerous innovations, the company today ranks among the world’s leading manufacturers of flexible couplings and drive shafts for industry, marine and rail applications as well as for power generation. For more information, please visit the international website.

New Mazak Integrex machine helpS Centa meet an increase in orders at Shipley

Shipley 17.01.18 - A new Mazak Integrex J200 Smooth G 1000 U 5 Axis CNC machine has arrived at Centa’s Shipley headquarters. With an increase in work coming from both existing and new customers, Centa has taken delivery of the new machine to enable them to step up production to meet delivery on a growing order book.

Centa managing director, Darren Hudson, says: “The power tooling on this new machine will allow us to manufacture bored and keyed components, as well as other parts, complete. Previously, this work would have required two or three machines for the same output. It now means that we will be able to machine components more efficiently, as well as increase our machining capacity.”

This latest capital investment takes Centa’s CNC machine count to 16 and will also create another job for the local area.

“This is our first Mazak machine”, says Hudson. “We are very pleased to be able to continue our investment in manufacturing equipment, as well as show our continuing commitment to meeting customer demands.”


Shipley, 09.01.2018 – We hereby announce that Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CENTA Group (CENTA Antriebe Kirschey GmbH), a leading manufacturer of premium flexible couplings and drive shafts for industrial, marine, rail and power generation applications. Subject to customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close by the end of February. 

CENTA is a business that will be an outstanding fit with Rexnord. Both Todd Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rexnord Corp., and Harald and Bernd Kirschey, Managing Directors of CENTA, expect that the complementary product portfolios open up multiple growth opportunities.

Centa Transmissions Limited is an independent UK company and will be incorporated into CENTA Antriebe Kirschey GmbH as part of the acquisition agreement. The entire CENTA Group will then be transferred to Rexnord. 

About Rexnord 

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rexnord is comprised of two strategic platforms, Process & Motion Control and Water Management, with approximately 8,000 employees worldwide. The Process & Motion Control platform designs, manufactures, markets and services specified, highly engineered mechanical components used within complex systems. The Water Management platform designs, procures, manufactures and markets products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation. Additional information about Rexnord can be found at 

About CENTA Antriebe Kirschey GmbH 

Headquartered in Haan, Germany, CENTA has been engaging in solving complex drive train and torsional vibration challenges since 1970. CENTA designs, manufactures and markets highly-engineered flexible couplings and shaft lines for industrial and marine applications, for power generation and rail applications. CENTA couplings are primarily used for diesel-driven applications where the couplings dampen the torsional vibrations of the engine. Further information on CENTA is available at 


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