Densen customized Fluid coupling for mining machinery
|Product Name||Hydraulic coupling,rubber hydraulic coupling, hydraulic drive coupling|
|Rated Torque||25~25000 N·m|
|Allowable speed||15300~1500 N·m|
|Material||35CrMo/ZG270/45# steel/Aluminum alloy|
|Application||Widely used in metallurgy, mining, engineering and other fields.|
Typical case of diaphragm coupling applied to variable frequency speed control equipment
JMB type coupling is applied to HangZhou Oilfield Thermal Power Plant
According to the requirements of HangZhou Electric Power Corporation, HangZhou Oilfield Thermal Power Plant should dynamically adjust the power generation according to the load of the power grid and market demand, and carry out the transformation of the frequency converter and the suction fan. The motor was originally a 1600KW, 730RPM non-frequency variable speed motor matched by HangZhou Motor Factory. The speed control mode after changing the frequency is manual control. Press the button speed to increase 10RPM or drop 10RPM. The coupling is still the original elastic decoupling coupling, and the elastic de-coupling coupling after frequency conversion is frequently damaged, which directly affects the normal power generation.
It is found through analysis that in the process of frequency conversion speed regulation, the pin of the coupling can not bear the inertia of the speed regulation process (the diameter of the fan impeller is 3.3 meters) and is cut off, which has great damage to the motor and the fan.
Later, they switched to the JMB460 double-diaphragm wheel-type coupling of our factory (patent number: ZL.99246247.9). After 1 hour of destructive experiment and more than 1 year of operation test, the equipment is running very well, and there is no Replace the diaphragm. 12 units have been rebuilt and the operation is in good condition.
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Fluid Couplings in Conjunction with Electric Motors
Yes, fluid couplings can be used in conjunction with electric motors to provide a reliable and efficient power transmission solution. When coupled with an electric motor, the fluid coupling serves as a mechanical torque converter, enabling smooth start-ups and gradual acceleration of the driven load.
The combination of a fluid coupling and an electric motor offers several advantages:
- Soft Start: When the electric motor is switched on, it accelerates gradually as the fluid coupling allows the torque to build up slowly. This soft start feature reduces mechanical stress on the driven equipment and minimizes the impact on the electrical supply, preventing voltage drops and surges.
- Overload Protection: Fluid couplings can automatically disengage when the load exceeds a certain threshold, providing overload protection to both the motor and the driven equipment. This feature helps prevent damage to the system during abrupt load changes or stall conditions.
- Vibration Damping: The fluid in the coupling acts as a damping medium, reducing vibration and shock loads during start-ups and sudden load changes. This contributes to smoother operation and extends the lifespan of the connected machinery.
- Energy Efficiency: By facilitating soft start and controlling torque transmission, fluid couplings improve the energy efficiency of the system. They reduce the inrush current during start-up, which can lead to significant energy savings in the long run.
- Variable Speed Control: In some configurations, fluid couplings can be combined with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) to provide variable speed control. The VFD regulates the speed of the electric motor, while the fluid coupling ensures smooth and controlled power transmission to the driven equipment.
Overall, the combination of a fluid coupling with an electric motor is a versatile solution that finds applications in various industries. It allows for reliable and controlled power transmission, protecting both the motor and the driven equipment while improving system efficiency.
Temperature Limitations of Fluid Couplings
Fluid couplings, like any mechanical component, have temperature limitations that must be considered to ensure their proper and safe operation. The temperature limitations of fluid couplings are influenced by the type of fluid used inside the coupling, the ambient operating conditions, and the specific design and construction of the coupling.
The primary concern regarding temperature is the heat generated during the operation of the fluid coupling. The heat is a result of friction and fluid shear within the coupling as it transmits power between the input and output shafts. Excessive heat generation can lead to the degradation of the fluid, affecting the performance and longevity of the coupling.
As a general guideline, most fluid couplings are designed to operate within a temperature range of -30°C to 80°C (-22°F to 176°F). However, the actual temperature limitations may vary depending on the manufacturer and the application requirements. For specific industrial applications where high-temperature environments are common, fluid couplings with higher temperature tolerances may be available.
It is crucial to consider the operating environment and the power demands of the machinery when selecting a fluid coupling. In applications with extreme temperatures, additional cooling mechanisms such as external cooling fins or cooling water circulation may be employed to maintain the fluid coupling within its safe operating temperature range.
Exceeding the recommended temperature limits can lead to premature wear, reduced efficiency, and even mechanical failure of the fluid coupling. Regular monitoring of the operating temperature and following the manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance and fluid replacement can help ensure the longevity and reliability of the fluid coupling.
Always consult with the manufacturer or a qualified engineer to determine the specific temperature limitations and suitability of the fluid coupling for your particular application.
Key Components of a Fluid Coupling and Their Functions
A fluid coupling consists of several essential components that work together to transfer torque and facilitate smooth power transmission. The key components and their functions are as follows:
- Impeller: The impeller is the primary input element of the fluid coupling. It is directly connected to the driving shaft and rotates with it. The impeller’s function is to churn and circulate the fluid inside the coupling, creating a flow that generates a hydrodynamic torque.
- Runner/Turbine: The runner, also known as the turbine, is the output element of the fluid coupling. It is connected to the driven shaft and rotates with it. As the fluid from the impeller flows onto the runner, it causes the runner to rotate and transmit torque to the driven load.
- Fluid: The fluid, typically hydraulic oil, is the medium that transmits torque from the impeller to the runner. It fills the space between the impeller and the runner and allows the torque transfer to take place through hydrodynamic action.
- Filler Plug: The filler plug is used to add or drain the fluid from the fluid coupling. It allows for the adjustment of fluid levels, which can influence the coupling’s performance characteristics.
- Seal Ring: The seal ring prevents the fluid from leaking out of the fluid coupling and ensures that the coupling operates with maximum efficiency and minimal losses.
- Bearing: The bearing provides support for the input and output shafts, allowing them to rotate smoothly. Bearings are critical for maintaining alignment and reducing friction within the fluid coupling.
These key components work together to create a hydrodynamic torque transfer, enabling the fluid coupling to smoothly transmit power and torque from the driving shaft to the driven shaft without any physical contact between the two shafts.
editor by CX 2023-09-28