FLEXIBLE TAILSHAFT COUPLINGS AND NEW COMPACT ELECTROMAGNETIC CLUTCH on stand 30 AT SKIPPER EXPO INT. BRISTOL

CENTA Transmissions specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of flexible couplings and Diesel engine drive equipment for all types of sea going vessels.

CENTAFLEX-AM is a torsionally soft flexible tailshaft coupling for connecting the gearbox and propeller shaft, isolating noise and vibration from the boat hull. 

It provides transmission of torque and propeller thrust via a highly flexible rubber element with integral thrust bearings and is specially designed to reduce noise and vibration by dampening torsional vibrations and shocks. It removes structure-borne noise, compensates for moderate axial, radial and angular misalignments and is available in a wide range of sizes for engines up to several hundred kW. 

CENTAFLEX AGM is a highly flexible homokinetic drive shaft for the connection of gear and propeller shaft. It offers torque transmission via a double-cardanic drive shaft with two highly flexible rubber elements, with propeller thrust transmitted to the boat hull by a self-aligning thrust bearing. It removes structure-borne noise and tolerates angular deflections of up to 2 degrees. 

CENTAFLEX-R provides drive protection for heavy duty applications, its roller configuration providing torsional stiffness across a wide range of torques. The coupling operates reliably in higher temperatures, is oil resistant, fits a range of SAE sizes and is adaptable for non-standard flywheels.

Also on the stand you can see an example of CENTA’s Compact Electromagnetic Clutch. This is designed for marine gearbox take-off and front engine PTO applications and the show example is attached to a hydraulic pump drive.

It is available in either 12v or 24v DC operation and is connected to the diesel engine electrics via an IP66 connector, rather than having flying leads, which makes it very easy to install.

You can find out more by visiting stand 30 at Skipper Expo Int. on 7th and 8th September 2017, calling the Centa technical team on 01274 531034 or emailing here

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Pictured left is Centa’s new electrically actuated power take-off clutch for close coupled or remote drives.

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