The Voith fluid couplings types TP, DTPK and TPZS are fill-controlled couplings for ship drives. The coupling dampens torsional vibrations, impacts and shock loads that are caused by the motor and propeller. This increases the service life of all drive components.
The filling level of the coupling can be controlled. This allows a load-free motor run-up and controlling of the torque (e.g., for running slowly). When emptied completely, the torque transmission of the fluid coupling from the engine to the driven machine is decoupled (hydrodynamic clutching function).
With multi-motor drives, the Voith fluid coupling ensures automatic load sharing. The different operating states of the ship (e.g., when docking, or sailing on the open sea) makes switching the motors on and off necessary. This is possible at any time and with all speeds using a Voith fluid coupling.
Benefits and uses
Load-free motor/engine run-up
Smooth start-up of driven machine
Protects the drive chain in case of an overload
Dampens torsional vibration in the drive chain
Protects system components - the service life of your system increases
Hydrodynamic clutching function
Robust and unsusceptible to environmental influences
Wear-free power transmission - reduced maintenance and repairs
Automatic load sharing in multi-motor drives protects your motor against overload